• ballparks,  Georgia,  Kentucky,  North Carolina,  South Carolina

    Reviewing my 2016 ballpark resolutions

    Like many people, I make New Years’ resolutions.  Unlike most people mine aren’t about losing weight, spending more time with family, getting organized, or any of the other most common resolutions that people end up breaking a few weeks into the new year.  Instead, my resolutions are about travel related to baseball teams.  Specifically, I tweet my resolutions about the baseball teams/stadiums I hope to visit during the upcoming year. So as 2016 is nearly coming to a close, I’ve taken some time to sit down and look at my success of accomplishing my New Years’ resolutions.  Since 2014, I’ve written four resolutions on January 1st of each year.  So…

  • ballparks,  Kentucky

    My night with the Bowling Green Hot Rods – Aug. 6, 2016

    Coming into the baseball season I thought I was going to have the opportunity to visit all three Minor League Baseball teams in Kentucky.  Unfortunately, scheduling prevented me from making the trip.  However, in early August things started to come together that would allow fiancée Katie and I to make the trip to see the Bowling Green Hot Rods over her birthday weekend. I started by reaching out to Alex Cohen, the team’s broadcasting and media relations manager, about securing a pair of tickets to the Club Level.  I also got assistance from Telia Butler with the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, who helped me find a great hotel…

  • ballparks,  Georgia,  Kentucky,  North Carolina,  South Carolina

    Revealing my 2016 ballpark resolutions

    Over the past two years I’ve made some baseball-related travel resolutions for the new year (Read 2015 resolutions here).  I’ve continued that trend into 2016, so before the semester gets away from me I wanted to sit down and recap my goals for the upcoming baseball season. Getting right to the point, my first Minor League Baseball travel resolution is to… In 2016, I resolve to see @GoTourists play on a #ThirstyThursday. #PlayBall — Steven Ericson (@geoSteven) January 1, 2016 I’ve previously made resolutions to see specific teams, but I have not made a resolution to attend on a specific day of the week or to attend a specific promotion.…

  • ballparks

    Reviewing my 2014 ballpark resolutions

    In January, I made four resolutions related to visiting Minor League Baseball stadiums.  As 2014 comes to a close, I wanted to revisit my resolutions and see what I accomplished. My first resolution was… In 2014, I resolve to visit all four Georgia @MiLB teams: @GreenJackets, @GwinnettBraves, @TheRomeBraves, and @gnatsbaseball. #PlayBall — Steven Ericson (@geoSteven) January 1, 2014 I visited the Gwinnett Braves in July (read about my visit here), but did not succeed in visiting the other three teams.  I spent a majority of my summer working on my dissertation, and did not get to visit Augusta, Rome, or Savannah.  So I was only 1-for-4 in completing this resolution.…

  • ballparks,  Kentucky

    My night with the Bowling Green Hot Rods – June 9, 2014

    I have participated in the AP Human Geography Reading since 2011, which has taken place in Cincinnati each year.  I regularly attend Cincinnati Reds games while there, but also try to catch a game at a stadium I haven’t visited before or watch a contest at a stadium I have not blogged about previously. On my drive back to Georgia this year, I decided to make two stops: Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn.  I’ve been through Bowling Green and visited many of the sights in town, but my last visit was prior to the Hot Rods moving there in 2009. As MiLB.com’s Ben Hill detailed last spring, the stadium…

  • ballparks,  travel

    Revealing my 2014 ballpark resolutions

    Last year I hoped to visit a handful of Minor League Baseball stadiums, and hit the mark on a few but missed on some others.  This year I set some rather ambitious goals, but I’ve always aimed high when it comes to traveling.  To make sure I’m accountable, I want to disclose my stadium visit goals for 2014. I’ve posted a handful of tweets breaking down my goals, and will share them here. The first goal is close to my heart as someone who grew up in Georgia. In 2014, I resolve to visit all four Georgia @MiLB teams: @GreenJackets, @GwinnettBraves, @TheRomeBraves, and @gnatsbaseball. #PlayBall — Steven Ericson (@geoSteven) January…