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JOURNEY COMPLETE: Ranking my experiences at all 30 parks

So, I did it! I visited all 30 ballparks before I turn 30 next week. This last week was crazy—I visited eight different cities in nine days, across all four time zones. It was an incredible adventure. The coolest thing … Continue reading

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Ballpark #30: Comerica Park

When I planned this trip in March, I could’ve never imagined that everything would fall into place so perfectly. Last Friday, I left Madison and headed to Kansas City. Since then, I’ve gone to Houston, Dallas, Denver, Oakland, Phoenix and … Continue reading

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Ballpark #29: Great American Ball Park

In Phoenix, I got a unique baseball experience sitting in my own bullpen seat. The next night, in Cincinnati, I got another experience unique to baseball—a lengthy rain delay. Friday morning was my third day in a row of a … Continue reading

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Ballpark #28: Chase Field

Nearing the home stretch of my trip, I had yet another 3:30 AM wake up call. I hopped on the hotel shuttle to the airport at 4 AM for my 5:45 flight to Phoenix. I flew Delta because they treat … Continue reading

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Ballpark #27: Oakland County Coliseum

The home stretch of my trip started with a 3:30 AM alarm in Denver, so that I could hail a Lyft for the 30-minute drive out to the airport for a 5:50 AM flight to Oakland. I could’ve flown directly … Continue reading

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Ballpark #26: Coors Field

I recently read the book “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer. It won this year’s Pulitzer Prize. It’s about a gay man about to turn 50, and one of the best lines in the book was this: “New York is a city … Continue reading

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Ballpark #25: Globe Life Park

On Sunday morning after seeing a great game with loud fans in Houston, I drove north for the exact opposite. After about a four hour drive down an insanely boring road with a crazy high speed-limit (classic Texas), I made … Continue reading

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