• ballparks,  travel

    Reviewing my 2018 ballpark resolutions

    Over the past four years I’ve made ballpark travel resolutions based primarily upon seeing Minor League Baseball games, and each year I recap the goals and assess how successful I was in accomplishing my goals.  So without further ado, here is how I did with my 2018 ballpark travel resolutions. Resolution #1: In 2018, I resolve to see all three @TweetHomeAla @MiLB teams (@BhamBarons, @Mobile_BayBears, & @BiscuitBaseball) with @DJKati. #NewYearsResolutions #PlayBall #sportstravel — Steven Ericson (@StevenOnTheMove) January 2, 2018 I had previously seen all of Alabama’s Minor League teams play at home, but never during the same season.  More importantly, setting the goal of seeing all three Alabama teams at…

  • ballparks,  Kentucky

    My night with the Lexington Legends – June 12, 2018

    The second stop on my trip through the Bluegrass State for baseball and beer was Lexington, Ky.  It is a city that I used to know really well because I attended the University of Kentucky for two years as an undergraduate, but it has been nearly two decades since I was last a student at UK.  So returning to Lexington to explore its budding craft beer scene (yes, BEER not bourbon) while also visiting another Minor League Baseball stadium has been on my “to-do” list for quite a few years.  Finally this summer, I got to make it happen. So on a Tuesday afternoon following some visits to the city’s…

  • Alabama,  ballparks,  Kentucky,  Virginia

    Revealing my 2018 ballpark resolutions

    Since 2014, I have posted travel resolutions for each new year.  They typically related to traveling to see new Minor League Baseball stadiums.  As I rung in the new year, I sat down and posted my resolutions.  So here are my resolutions for the upcoming year. My first resolution for 2018… In 2018, I resolve to see all three @TweetHomeAla @MiLB teams (@BhamBarons, @Mobile_BayBears, & @BiscuitBaseball) with @DJKati. #NewYearsResolutions #PlayBall #sportstravel — Steven Ericson (@MyGeogLessons) January 2, 2018 Over the past six years, I have managed to see all of the MiLB teams in my current home state of Alabama.  However, I have not seen them all with my now…

  • 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,  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,  Georgia,  Illinois,  Kentucky,  Tennessee

    Reviewing my 2015 ballpark resolutions

    Since 2014, I have posted baseball-related travel resolutions.  If you want to see how I did meeting my 2014 resolutions, read about it here. Starting off January 1, I made four resolutions relating to visiting Minor League Baseball stadiums. In 2015, I resolve to attend @KCCougars game while visiting @ChooseChicago for #AAG2015, and hopefully share a beer with @MWLtraveler. — Steven Ericson (@geoSteven) January 1, 2015 I started the year off on a good note, as I did in fact attend a Kane County Cougars game, and I got to meet Craig Wieczorkiewicz.  Craig operates The Midwest League Traveler, which covers appropriately enough, the Midwest League.  The first day I…

  • ballparks,  Georgia

    My night with the Augusta GreenJackets – June 16, 2015

    One great thing about growing up in metro Atlanta is the amount of Minor League Baseball teams within a day’s drive.  One of the worst things about growing up in metro Atlanta is having to decide which teams to visit.  Having to choose which teams to visit has led me to only recently seeing the Augusta GreenJackets in action last week. By the time I made it to Lake Olmstead Stadium for my first game I had read up on the place from my favorite MiLB blogger, Ben Hill (read his visit here), and consulted my trusted copy of The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip by Josh Pahigian.  So…

  • ballparks,  Georgia,  Illinois,  Kentucky,  Tennessee

    Revealing my 2015 ballpark resolutions

    Last year I made resolutions to visit some Minor League Baseball stadiums and wrote about those resolutions on this blog (read the post here) and recapped my success-failure, too (read post here).  So I decided that I would make some resolutions for 2015, and detail them here, too. Without further ado, my 2015 MiLB travel resolutions are… In 2015, I resolve to attend @KCCougars game while visiting @ChooseChicago for #AAG2015, and hopefully share a beer with @MWLtraveler. — Steven Ericson (@geoSteven) January 1, 2015 Annually since 2010, I attend the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  The 2015 conference is in Chicago, and I plan to attend a…

  • 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…