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Doubleheader Master Schedule For MLB Parks In 2016 By Ground

Wrigley Field is perfect to double up with games at Miller Park all year. The classic move is the Friday 1:20 game, then head up to Miller Park by ground. You can even catch an Amtrak Train from Union Station that leaves at 5:09 weekdays, and arrives in downtown Milwaukee at 6;35. You avoid the horrible traffic that way.

Wrigley Field is perfect to double up with games at Miller Park all year. The classic move is the Friday 1:20 game, then head up to Miller Park by ground for a 7:10 contest. You can even catch an Amtrak Train from Union Station that leaves at 5:09 weekdays, and arrives in downtown Milwaukee at 6:35. You avoid the horrible traffic that way.

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As an expert in Major League Doubleheaders (I attended 47 of them in 2015, including one Triple Header, and have gone to 75 overall in the last 7 years), I have to say there is fewer opportunities to see 2 games in one day this year than last years schedule.

In 2015 alone, I started off seeing 37 games in April despite their only being 25 days of game action – as part of my 224 total games seen live.

Some of the previous years I really went all out with crazy flight doubleheader scenarios.. These are not really pragmatic unless you are chasing a world record.

Most of the criteria is to be able to see most (if not all) of both games of the twin bill.

There are 2 New York Doubleheaders on June 30th and Aug 27, and 1 all Chicago Doubleheader move on Sept 15, 2016.

Oakland and San Francisco represent the 3rd closest home parks to the New York and Chicago Parks.  There are 2 opportunities to see the BAY area 2 fer.

On May 21st, the Yankees are in Oakland at 1:05, and the Giants host the Cubs at 5:05 on the ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME.  With a quick run to the BART station after the 1st game, you could conceivably make both contests for the duration.

On June 15th, a more friendly timed doubleheader goes 12:45 at AT & T Park, with a 7:05 start for o.co coliseum.

Several of the doubleheaders with big drives like STL/KC, CIN/STL and CLE/CIN are all feasible to see most of the action  for each, and a quick game may result in every pitch seen.

Yankee Stadium sees plenty of Doubleheaders every season with Citi Field and Citizens Bank Ball Park. Throw in multiple ESPN Sunday Night Games, and I have even same doubleheaders with Nats Park. Camden Yards, Fenway Park and the Rogers Center (by air).

Yankee Stadium sees plenty of Doubleheaders every season with Citi Field and Citizens Bank Ball Park. Throw in multiple ESPN Sunday Night Games, and I have even same doubleheaders with Nationals Park. Camden Yards, Fenway Park and the Rogers Center (by air).  Using Amtrak, Megabus and Greyhound Busses are a cheaper alternative method than driving – and paying a ton of tolls, along with gas.

There will be more doubleheaders forthcoming with more ESPN Sunday Night Games TBD, and other start times for games have not been posted yet other.

There are always cancellations that will also spawn more chances to Say “Let’s Watch Two.”

Doubleheaders that are makeable via the ground in 2016.

APR 13

NYM 1:05 /PHI 7:05

APR 16

NYY 1:05 /PHI 7:05

APR 20

CWS 1:10 /MIL 7:10

STL 12:45 /KC 7:10

APR 21

CLE 12:10/CIN 7:10

APR 23

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

APR 30

CHC 1:20/MIL 6:10

MAY 01

NYM 1:10/BOS 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

MAY 04

PIT 12:35/CLE 6:10

MIL 12:40/CWS 7:10

CIN 12:35/CWS 7:10

MAY 08

BAL 1:35/NYY 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

MAY 13

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

MAY 14

NYY 1:05/PHI 7:05

CHC 1:20/MIL 6:10

MAY 18

PHI 1:05/NYM 7:05

MAY 19

MIL 12:40/CWS 7:10

BAL 12:35/NYM 7:05

MAY 21

OAK 1:05/SF 5:05

MAY 27

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

MAY 29

WSH 1:35/NYM 8:00 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

MAY 30

BAL 1:35/PHI 7:05

NYM 1:10/PHI 7:05

JUNE 1

MIL 12:40/CHC 7:05

NYM 1:10/PHI 7:05

JUNE 5

LAD 1:10/SD 6:10

JUNE 8

PHI/NYY 1:05/7:05

PHI/BAL 1:05/7:05

SD/LAD 12:40/7:10

JUNE 11

WSH 12:05/NYY 7:05

JUNE 15

SD 12:40/LAA 7:05

SF 12:45/OAK 7:05

JUNE 22

NYM 1:10/BAL 7:05

NYY 1:05/BAL 7:05

JUNE 29

CIN 12:35/CWS 7:10

CIN 12:35/STL 7:15

JUNE 30

NYY 1:05/NYM 7:05

JULY 4

WSH 11:05 am/PHI 4:05

JULY 7

STL 12:40/KC 7:15

JULY 17

PHI 1:35/NYY 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

WSH 1:35/NYY 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

JULY 21

WSH 12:05/PHI 7:05

NYY 1:05/PHI 7:05

JULY 27

CLE 12:10/PIT 7:05

JULY 28

MIL 1:10/CHC 7:05

JULY 29

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

JULY 30

CHC 1:20/MIL 6:10

AUG 3

SD 12:40/LAA 7:05

AUG 4

PHI 1:05/NYY 7:05

AUG 11

NYM 12:10/BOS 7:05

PIT 12:35 /CLE 7:10

MIL 1:10/CHC 7:05

AUG 12

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

AUG 13

NYY 1:05/PHI 7:05

CHC 1:20/MIL 6:10

AUG 17

NYY 1:05/PHI 7:05

AUG 18

DET 1:10/CLE 7:10

AUG 24

SD 12:40/LAD 7:10

MIL 1:10/CWS 7:10

AUG 27

NYY 1:05/NYM 7:05

AUG 31

DET 1:10/CLE 7:10

SEPT 7

CWS 1:10/MIL 7:10

CLE 12:10/CIN 7:05

SEPT 8

CLE 12:10/PIT 7:05

SEPT 15

CWS 1:10/CHC 7:05

SEPT 23

CHC 1:20/MIL 7:10

Citizens Bank Ball Park hosts the most doubleheader chances every year. They are compatibile with both New York Parks for doubleheaders, as well as Nats Park and Camden Yards. The best method to use is Amtrak here. but you can still drive to park from all, with Miles ranging from 100 - 135. The Phillies play enough 1:05 games, and those eastern seaboard clubs also see a lot of matinees each season.

Citizens Bank Ball Park hosts the most doubleheader chances every year. They are compatible with both New York Parks for doubleheaders, as well as Nats Park and Camden Yards. The best method to use is Amtrak here. but you can still drive to park from all, with Miles ranging from 100 – 135. The Phillies play enough 1:05 games, and those eastern seaboard clubs also see a lot of matinees each season.

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Wrigley Field is perfect to double up with games at Miller Park all year. The classic move is the Friday 1:20 game, then head up to Miller Park by ground. You can even catch an Amtrak Train from Union Station that leaves at 5:09 weekdays, and arrives in downtown Milwaukee at 6;35. You avoid the horrible traffic that way. Wrigley Field is perfect to double up with games at Miller Park all year. The classic move is the Friday 1:20 game, then head up to Miller Park by ground. You can even catch an Amtrak Train from Union Station that leaves at 5:09 weekdays, and arrives in downtown Milwaukee at 6;35. You avoid the horrible traffic that way.

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As an expert in Major League Doubleheaders (I attended 47 of them in 2015, including one Triple Header, and have gone to 75 overall in the last 7 years.)

I have to say there is fewer opportunities to see 2 games in one day this year than last years schedule.

In 2015 alone, I started off seeing 37 games in April despite their only being 25 days of game action – as part of my 224 total games seen live.

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Carlos Correa’s Big Opening Day Is The Start Of Something Special

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)  

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Carlos Correa has lived up to all of his hype since his arrival to the big leagues in 2015. Yesterday the hype increased even more. In the sixth inning, Correa hit an opposite field home run to tie the game against the New York Yankees.

He finished the day with one home run, two runs, two RBIs, and two stolen bases on the way to a 5-3 victory for the Houston Astros. It is very apparent that he is one of the best in the game and the sky is the limit for Correa.

Time will only tell how good he will be, but in his short time in the big leagues, this 21 year old has proved that he is here to shatter expectations. To read the rest of the article, click the link below:

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) Baseball Selections For MLB Action – Apr 6, 2016

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Josh Robbins (Featured Fantasy Writer/60ft6in.com) 

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Hi, my name is Josh Robbins.  I would like to share my Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) strategy with you throughout the MLB season.  Fanduel is my preferred game of skill.

APRIL 6, 2016…Late Slate (7:05 PM ET Fanduel Games)

Starting Pitchers 

It’s not a deep slate for starting pitchers today.

1. Sonny Gray (10400) vs. Chicago White Sox

2. Collin McHugh (8900) vs. New York Yankees

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 6, 2016

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Jose Bautista grabbed an ankle in a slide and that was correctly called. Naturally everyone is losing their mind.

It is a review the tape episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Noah Syndergaard, Dallas Keuchel, Paul Goldschmidt, Ian Kinsler, Aaron Sanchez, Jed Lowrie, Dee Gordon and Jimmy Nelson all added to their total of Who Owned Baseball.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports
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Milwaukee Brewers – Opening Day Memories

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Chris Zantow (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner – chriszantowauthor.wordpress.com)

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Attending baseball’s Opening Day means a lot of different things to fans. Depending on the stadium and team, as I like to say, your mileage may vary. 

I’m a Milwaukee Brewers fan and attend games at fan-friendly Miller Park – which believe me was important this week with temperatures in the 30’s with blustery winds and occasional blasts of snow.

I dare say attending Opening Day is now a tradition for me as this was my tenth straight opener. Of course this may seem Little League to others – especially to the guy I hear interviewed on the radio every year. 

He’s been to every Brewers home opener since 1970.  Talk about a streak!  So with a few of my own under my belt, in this post I’d like to take a look at some of the things that make Opening Day special – and how I got started going in the first place.

In 2006 I started thinking about taking my Dad to Opening Day.  It was one baseball “thing” that had eluded us since he started taking me to games at Milwaukee County Stadium

Dad had a hard time landing Opening Day tickets during those pre-internet days, yet somehow he got us into the ’82 playoffs.  Go figure.  He had a couple opportunities to get us on the “Drunk Bus” as he called it, but after a night game incident that went awry, he never went that route.

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David Wright Deserves Everyone’s Respect

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Freddy Vasquez (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner – metshotcorner.com) 

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David Wright has played only a single game in 2016 and already the media and certain members of a regularly loyal fanbase have written his obituary. Wright went 0 for 4 on Sunday night and was visibly flat on the field.

Though it was not the season debut I was hoping for, I have all the faith in the world in David Wright and expect The Captain to be a meaningful contributor to the Mets in 2016.

Back in October, I had the pleasure of attending my first World Series. I met up with a buddy of mine who works in the medical field, and of course I asked him about Wright’s diagnosis.

He told me there were varying degrees of spinal stenosis, and with some physical therapy Wright should be able to play.

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2016 MLB Shutout Survivor (KC Eliminated) + MLB Runs Scoring Survivor Update: 4 NL West Clubs With 10 Runs Or More, TB in Trouble

Eliminated from MLB Shutout Suriviov last night

Eliminated from 2016 MLB Shutout Survivor last night.

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Noah Syndergaard was filthy yesterday in the Mets 2 – 0 blanking of the KC Royals.  They are the third team to be eliminated – however plenty of clubs are playing the second game of their schedule, and could be beat up worse than 2 – donut today.

San Diego officially places 30th in the tourney. and LAA was 29th.

Speaking of SD.  For the second straight day “The Friars” were bageled by the Dodgers.  They are seeing more zeroes on the scoreboard than Bill Gates estimated net worth so far this campaign.

They are also the only club in the NL West not to plate ten runs thus far in the season.

In MLB Runs Scoring Survivor – the Tampa Bay Rays scored 3 runs for the 3rd straight contest in their controversial victory against the Toronto Blue Jays last night.  Repeating the same run total this early in the year is a big way to fall back in this competition.

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‘BBA Live’ Podcast – Year 2 Ep #7 – MLB Opening Week In 2016

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BBA Live! The Second Season

BBA Live! is entering its second season. Listen in as AC Wayne is again joined by Ricky Keeler of Yanks Go Yard and District On Deck (Nats) as we discuss all the latest news and headlines throughout the league. Tentatively scheduled, as always: Rich Rivera of Mets Public Record.

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Ricky Keeler and AC Wayne host the flagship podcast of the BBBA!

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Who Owned Baseball April 5, 2016 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Noah Syndergaard threw six shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 9 Royals in the Mets 2-0 victory.

Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings, keeping the Yankees to 3 hits and 2 runs and picked up the 5-3 decision for the Astros.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base three times, including a homer run and a bases clearing three run triple as the Diamondbacks came from behind, 11-6, over the Rockies.

Ian Kinsler went 3 for 6 with a homer, a go ahead single in the 11th and made a key defensive play in extra innings to lead the Tigers to a wild 8-7 win in Miami.

They all owned baseball on April 5, 2016.

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