• Collage featuring signage for Miller Park, logos for NPB and Minor League Baseball, and a man wearing an Erie SnowWolves face mask. Text overlays says, "Reviewing my 2020 ballpark travel resolutions."
    ballparks,  travel

    Reviewing my 2020 ballpark travel resolutions

    As the final week of this no good, rotten year comes to a close, it is time to review my 2020 ballpark travel resolutions.  It is easy to surmise that I did not uphold my ballpark resolutions this year.  However, just because this past year has been dramatically different from any other in my life does not mean I am going to skip out on reviewing my resolutions.  Without further ado, let’s review my 2020 ballpark travel resolutions. Resolution #1: In 2020, I resolve to see all five @NPB teams in Greater Tokyo (@Chiba_Lotte, @lions_official, @swallowspr, @TokyoGiants, and @ydb_yokohama) play at home. #PlayBall #NewYearsResolutions #GoTokyo #StevenExploresTokyo — Steven Ericson (@StevenOnTheMove)…

  • Collage with four boxes for 2020 ballpark resolutions. Upper left contains logos for Indianapolis Indians, Fort Wayne TinCaps, and South Bend Cubs. Upper right contains logo of Rocket City Trash Pandas inside outline of Alabama. Bottom left contains Milwaukee Brewers logo. Bottom right contains JR East map of trains in Greater Tokyo.
    ballparks,  travel

    Revealing my 2020 ballpark resolutions

    The new year means time to make resolutions to better yourself.  For a lot of people that means a vow to lose weight, quit smoking, or some other self-improvement objective.  Those are all admirable goals, but I prefer to focus on traveling in the new year.  Specifically, I like to set goals to visit new ballparks.  Without further ado, here are my 2020 ballpark resolutions. Resolution #1: In 2020, I resolve to see all five @NPB teams in Greater Tokyo (@Chiba_Lotte, @lions_official, @swallowspr, @TokyoGiants, and @ydb_yokohama) play at home. #PlayBall #NewYearsResolutions #GoTokyo #StevenExploresTokyo — Steven Ericson (@StevenOnTheMove) January 1, 2020 I made this resolution last year as well (read last…

  • Overview of a baseball field with text overlaying it that says "My night with the Dayton Dragons."
    ballparks,  Ohio

    My night with the Dayton Dragons – June 10, 2019

    It is rare for Minor League Baseball teams to sell out their home games.  It is even more rare for teams to consistently sell out games.  However, the Dayton Dragons have sold out every home game since moving to Fifth Third Field in 2000.  So any baseball fan traveling through the Midwest should make a stop and become part of a sellout streak that spans over 1,000 games. Arriving at the ballpark With its downtown location there are several parking lots near Fifth Third Field.  Some lots are free, but according to the team’s website most parking spots are about $5.  Metered street parking is free after 6 p.m. during…

  • 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…