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Well, things have certainly changed a bit since the last episode of Bullpen Banter. With all this work from home goodness, my wife has taken over my office, and now I’m recording from a cardboard box in my dining room, LITERALLY!
Recently, I was clicking around Twitter and saw that @BaseballBrit had a Tweet showing off a map of all the professional baseball team is the U.S. and Canada.
Of course, I was reading this in the bathroom, and when I was clicking around, I realized that there were 12 teams within a 90 minute drive of my home/work. I figure that would make for a fun little challenge for 2020.
A couple should be pretty easy, especially the Jackals and Boulders. They are so close that I could hit those stadiums on a weeknight after work. A couple of the farther ones shouldn’t be too hard to hit a weeknight game, even if I have to leave work a little early.
I think this will be fun, not only because I get to see 12 ballparks, but I also get a taste of multiple levels of professional baseball, from the Independents, all the way up to Major League Baseball. Also, if I play my cards right with the Yankees’ and Mets’ games, I could knock two items off my Baseball Bucket List.
…I’ve decided to put together my Baseball Bucket List:
Watch a Blue Jays game from the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel.
Go to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame.
See a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
See a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
See a game in Puerto Rico.
See Mike Trout play.
See Juan Soto play.
Win a World Series with the Braves in OOTP.
See a World Baseball Classic game.
Go to Spring Training (AZ or FL).
I’ve actually done a few of these, such as going to the Hall of Fame, and seeing the Red Sox in Fenway Park, that was nearly 20 years ago. I’d like to try to knock out all off this before I turn 40 (I’m currently 35 1/2). The only reason I’m giving this that long is because there is a whole lot of travel caked into some of these.
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