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California Baseball - August/September 2021
« on: July 06, 2021, 05:51:37 PM »

I will be attending three baseball games in California in early September. I've already plotted all but one of my hotel stops since I didn't leave myself a lot of room for exploration and it's a breakneck itinerary at times.

Day 1: Minneapolis -> Wichita
Day 2: Wichita -> Santa Fe
Day 3: Santa Fe -> greater Los Angeles

Day 4: Atlanta/LA Dodgers game

Day 5: Los Angeles -> San Diego

Day 6: Houston/San Diego game

Day 7: San Diego -> San Francisco including some of CA 1

Day 8: LA Dodgers/San Francisco game

Day 9: SF -> Salt Lake City
Day 10: SLC -> Rapid City
Day 11: Rapid -> home
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2021, 06:12:45 PM »

Skipping the Aís?
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2021, 06:14:08 PM »

Skipping the Aís?

They're on the road during my travel dates. Angels are home then, but their schedule didn't work for me.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2021, 06:14:52 PM »

Skipping the Aís?

They're on the road during my travel dates.

I see, who are the Giants playing the week youíre out here?
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 07:13:40 PM »

I guess the schedule doesn't work out where you can go to San Diego first and then Los Angeles?

I've done a few road trips like this, including being able to hit Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Denver in that order to see the Phillies play in each city.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2021, 07:20:25 PM »

I guess the schedule doesn't work out where you can go to San Diego first and then Los Angeles?

I've done a few road trips like this, including being able to hit Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Denver in that order to see the Phillies play in each city.

We occasionally do the same thing.  We did a whole bunch of games after our wedding so Jessica could see some new ball fields she hasnít been to.  The hardest thing is chaining games without having to backtrack somewhere because a team isnít at home field.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2021, 07:50:10 PM »

I guess the schedule doesn't work out where you can go to San Diego first and then Los Angeles?

I've done a few road trips like this, including being able to hit Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Denver in that order to see the Phillies play in each city.

We occasionally do the same thing.  We did a whole bunch of games after our wedding so Jessica could see some new ball fields she hasnít been to.  The hardest thing is chaining games without having to backtrack somewhere because a team isnít at home field.

While I try seeing the Phillies in my loose quest to visit every ballpark, I've seen games in San Diego, Tampa Bay, Toronto and the Yankees Stadium where the Phillies weren't playing.

In the San Fran area, it's tough to see all 3 ballparks at one time, as usually at least 1 of the teams in the region usually aren't playing at home. Tough to align everything up where each team comes home for a series while one is out there!
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2021, 03:10:53 PM »

When my brother lived in New York, every summer i would drive out there and we would do an East Coast baseball trip. Usually getting in 5 or 6 games. Loved Fenway. Hated Old Yankee. Shea was better. Philly and Baltimore were fun. Unfortunately, we never did get down to DC.  We also saw plenty of Brooklyn Cyclones and Connecticut Defenders games too.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2021, 03:11:55 PM »

I used to have a goal of visiting every MLB ballpark, but so many of the ones I've been to have been replaced that I gave up on that.

I've been to now-closed ballparks in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Houston and Arlington and have only been to the replacements in Washington, Cincinnati and Chicago. Going to Milwaukee in a couple weeks, though.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2021, 03:44:12 PM »

I used to have a goal of visiting every MLB ballpark, but so many of the ones I've been to have been replaced that I gave up on that.

I've been to now-closed ballparks in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Houston and Arlington and have only been to the replacements in Washington, Cincinnati and Chicago. Going to Milwaukee in a couple weeks, though.
Out of the MLB parks, I have been to...
Ballpark In Arlington (Tex)
New Busch (StL)
Camden Yards (Balt)
Citizens Bank Ballpark (Phil)
Comerica Park (Det)
Old Comiskey (CWS)
New Comiskey (CWS)
County Stadium (Milw)
Coors (Colo)
Fenway (Bos)
Metrodome (Minn)
Miller Park (Milw)
Riverfront (Cin)
Shea (NYM)
Target Field (Minn)
Wrigley (CHC)
Old Yankee (NYY)
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2021, 07:45:16 PM »

Skipping the Aís?
Heís not missing anything.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2021, 08:15:44 PM »

Skipping the Aís?
Heís not missing anything.

I disagree, the A's usually field a pretty decent team.  Not only that the brutalist Oakland Coliseum is really among the last of it's kind and has somehow become more authentic than all the retro-inspired modern ballparks.  The BART Station at the Coliseum is also a huge plus for ease of access.
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Re: California Baseball - August/September 2021
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2021, 01:07:16 AM »

So this is an embarrassing admission and oversight, but after actually sitting down and crunching numbers, thinking about how much time I have before this trip, and my current assets, I decided it is not in my best interests to do this. I feel like a dumbass, but better now than later when I'm staring at a giant credit bill.
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