Thursday, February 19, 2009

lost posts: baseball pilgrimage

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This is Soups lost post.
I assume he wanted to explain that it is possible to attend games in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, with stops at the baseball Hall of Fame and the Rochester Triple -A squad.

Sounds fun.

Update: You know how girls plan out their wedding dresses way before they are ever going to get married? Well, I guess I do that with baseball road trips I will probably never have the time or money to take. Hopefully I'll get to make this one. Here is the deets in an email I sent to a few buds that are baseball fans, and more importantly, have summers off because they are teachers.

Gentleman, Andrew,

Andrew, I just implied that you are not a gentleman. Doesn't feel good, does it? To the point, right, yes...I have a proposition for you all. First, let me ask you if you have plans the week of August 3rd. Of course you don't. That's literally months away. So, here's what you are going to do. On August 3rd go to the airport. Get on a plane and tell the pilot, "I need you to fly me to Washington DC. This is not a drill." I'll meet up with you in DC. On the Tuesday the 4th we will see some sights in the city and at night will watch the Nationals play against the Florida Hanley Ramirezes.

On the very next morning we get a rental car and drive 4 hours and 20 minutes to Pittsburgh. Here we will take in a game at the beautiful PNC park (vs Diamondbacks).

The next morning we wake up and drive 2 hours and 20 minutes to Cleveland and watch the Indians get destroyed by the Twins.

Next morning we drive 4 hours and 15 minutes to Rochester, NY for a Red Wings game.

Next we get up and drive 3 hours and 15 minutes to Cooperstown, NY for the HOF. After we continue driving 4 hours to NYC. The Mets are out of town. The Yankees play the Red Sox, so the tickets will be few and expensive. So, we just hang out in NYC for the night.

Next we drive 2 hours to Philadelphia to watch the defending champions.

Finally we drive 1 hour and 45 minutes to Baltimore for a game at Camden Yards on Monday the 10th.

If four of us go the cost for plane ticket, hotels, gas, rental car, HOF ticket, and game tickets would be about $600 a piece. This is assuming that we stay with friends in DC and NYC.

So, are you in? or are you out?

1 comment:

haasertime said...

sounds like fun. The scheduling could be a bit of a challenege.

There are a couple good road trips coming up in June for Twins fans. They play at Wrigley the second week, and the fourth week of june they play at St Louis and Kansas City back to back.