223 Games In 183 Days MLB Trip For 2015: Hoodini Act Part 2 + Just 10 Days Left!
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The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (223 Games) view full year schedule.
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I am right in the middle of the most torrid stretch of games I have ever gone to. Since 15 days ago on Friday night (Sept.10) – I have attended 9 doubleheaders in 15 days. I have 2 more twinbills to plow through on Sunday, Sept.27/2015 and Monday Sept.28/2015. This will make 27 Games in 16 total days.
Among the games were a doubleheader I witnessed in Detroit on Monday Sept.21/2015. Even more significant is that I was originally scheduled for Nats Park that night for the 1st 5 months of my journey, only changing it in early Sept.
Had I kept the original itinerary I would have been rained out in Washington. They had the makeup date on Thursday Sept.24, and that would have not been possible with my last game at Yankee Stadium that day, including a YES Network Interview.
Speaking of that such thing. One of the producers asked me to submit some pictures of my playing days, in which I had exactly zero thanks to a fire some years ago.
I did ask all of my friends on Facebook that I played baseball with if they had anything. It turns out a couple of the parents of the guys put together a great scrap-book of pictures with Captions. Great for 1994, before the advent of social media as we know it today. I added a couple down on the end of this post.
It is incredible that I had not seen these pictures before. It was a nice trip down memory lane, but also sad in that at that point in time I thought I would be headed to NCAA baseball and play the game always (even if just recreational). Still I am happy that someone had these snapshots because the YES network will include them on the feature.
This may conclude my the most of my interviews done as nothing is on the horizon. In a way I am happy to just watch the games and enjoy my final dozen games. If you have noticed I slowed down on posting social media wise you would be correct.
This year-long journey has been an ultimate grind. Some of the things I have to go through in the last twelve days will make for great book content.
In going after a few extra games over the last month I have stretched my budget almost to the point of even. This includes rifling through $550 of a $800 credit voucher I accrued in August for stepping off of a flight.
One of my new favorite methods of travel has to be Uber. Where normal people are acting as drivers for passengers. I used this service for 4 straight days in Milwaukee – and then in Detroit a few times. It is way cheaper than a taxi – and in between what public transportation would cost. For Brewers games, I was at the Intermodal Station several times, needing to travel just 3 miles for the game, and it cost between $6 – $8 only.
Another fact about my trip. Not one city as done more to promote my trip than Tampa Bay. I have done 3 newspaper interviews, 2 radio stations, 1 podcast and one full length feature spot for Bright House Network Sports TV. These guys may not have the best park in the world to visit, but they certainly like rabid fans attending their venue!
I have added a game there Oct.3rd for various reasons, but the biggest is the roof factor. With my last two games of the year I have decided to hit parks that are closed. I would hate to have gone 220+ games with making every scheduled game I shot for except for a rainout on the final weekend. My last 3 contests will go: Turner Field on the Friday, Tropicana Field on the Saturday – with Miller Park being host to my last game on the Sunday during the final weekend of MLB Regular Season Play.
If there is an extra game in Cleveland or Minnesota with playoff implications on Monday Oct.05/2015 – I will extend my streak to one more game. If the game is played in Houston or Los Angeles that would be a heavy stretch. The first two I could get to by car after ending in Milwaukee.
As it sits right now 223 Games is the schedule, although I have two tough doubleheaders with Cincinnati and both Chicago venues on separate days for attempts, with 300 miles in between.
Trip Stats as of Sept.25, 2015:
Projected budget – $22500, I am plus $100 as of right now where I thought I would be financially, and up four projected games.)
Hot Dogs eaten – 106.
Pretzels inhaled – 100.
Beers Consumed – 100.
Energy Drinks – 181 (including coffee).
Miles traveled thus far by all modes (81700 Miles).
Interviews TV, Radio, Internet, Podcast, Newsprint – 95 total interviews (91 since June.01.)
Home team record is now astoundingly good at 117 – 94 (.555 win %). Not bad when you consider that CBP in Philadelphia has the most games watched so far.
Games Per Park Breakdown – 211
CBP – 32 (Philadelphia) – Finished on the year.
Nats Park – 27 (Washington) – 2 games left here.
Camden Yards – 21 (Baltimore) – 3 games left here.
Yankee Stadium – 21 (The Bronx) – Finished on the year.
Wrigley Field – 14 (Chicago) – 2 games left here.
Safeco Field – 14 (Seattle) – Finished on the year.
Miller Park – 8 (Milwaukee, WI) – 1 game left here.
US Cellular Field – 6 (Chicago, IL) – 1 game left here.
Fenway Park – 6 (Boston, MA) – Finished on the year.
Citi Field – 7 (Flushing Meadows, NY) – Finished on the year.
Chase Field – 6 (Phoenix, AZ) – Finished on the year.
Comerica Park – 5 (Detroit, MI) – Finished on the year.
PNC Park – 6 (Pittsburgh, PA) – Finished on the year.
AT @ T Park – 5 (San Francisco, CA) – Finished for the year.
Busch Stadium – 4 (St. Louis, MO) – Finished for the year.
Great American Ball Park – 2 (Cincinnati, OH) – 2 more games scheduled here.
Angel Stadium – 3 (Anaheim, CA) – Finished on the year.
Minute Maid Park – 3 (Houston, TX) – Finished on the year.
Globe Life Park – 3 (Arlington, TX) – Finished on the year.
Coors Field – 3 (Denver, CO) – Finished on the year.
Target Field – 3 (Minneapolis, MN) – Finished on the year.
Tropicana Field- 2 (Tampa Bay, FL) – 1 game left on Oct.3, 2015.
O.co Coliseum – 2 (Oakland, CA) – Finished on the year.
Kauffman Stadium – 2 (Kansas City, MO) – Finished on the year.
Progressive Field – 2 (Cleveland, OH) – Finished on the year.
Marlins Park – 2 (Miami, FL) – Finished on the year.
Petco Park – 1 (San Diego, CA) – Finished on the year.
Rogers Center – 1, (Toronto, Ont, Canada) – Finished on the year.
Dodger Stadium – 1 (Aug.30, Jake Arrieta no hitter) Los Angeles, CA. Finished on the year…
30th park still yet to see – Turner Field (Oct.2) Atlanta, GA.
Makes 211 Games in 173 Days through Sept 25, 2015 – featuring 43 Doubleheaders, 1 missed and 1 madeup doubleheader, and two outright misses (Apr.07, that was cancelled and rescheduled for July.07, 2015, in which I attended anyways, and a game that was scheduled for Sept.10 (CBP in Philly, was madeup as part of a doubleheader the next day on Sept.11, in which I also attended.). There was also a four day break for the ALL – Star Break). I have 12 Games Left in 10 Days..
2015 Trip schedule.
Playing Days Photos from 1994
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