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Ballpark #10: Citizens Bank Park

Despite the fact that I went to a ton of baseball games during the 2013 season (in which the Pirates finally made the playoffs), I only visited one new ballpark that year when I went to St. Louis. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ballpark #9: Busch Stadium

The 2013 baseball season was the most exciting in my lifetime as a Pirates fan. I visited nearly every NL Central ballpark to see the Buccos during their historic season that would end 20 years of losing and culminate with … Continue reading

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Ballpark #8: Target Field

By July 2012, I was over a year into my new career—so I almost knew what I was doing at my job. I had amassed enough Marriott points to book a free weekend at a fancy hotel in downtown Minneapolis, … Continue reading

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Ballpark #7: Marlins Park

About six months into my new job, I started getting some exciting projects. After surviving rural Indiana for a project, my boss awarded me with a gig in southern Florida. It was—and remains—the coolest setup I’ve ever had for a … Continue reading

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Ballpark #6: AT&T Park

After college, I had my heart set on being a sportswriter. I had experience covering NCAA Tournaments and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That—along with a letter of recommendation from the Vice President of the Pittsburgh Penguins—didn’t even get me so … Continue reading

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Ballpark #5: Miller Park

After driving for an hour on I-94, the highway had just opened up to four lanes on each side. Traffic started to get heavy and we curved our way up a hill. As we crested over the top of the … Continue reading

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Ballpark #4: Rogers Center

When I started school at Pitt in 2007, I didn’t really go to any baseball games unless we could get $5 ticket to PNC Park. I was a poor college student. I had a job at The Pitt News that … Continue reading

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