• Arkansas,  ballparks

    My night with the Arkansas Travelers – July 1, 2017

    The second stop on the road trip from Alabama to Oklahoma was Little Rock, Ark.  I wanted to stop because I have never thoroughly written about my experience at an Arkansas Travelers game at Dickey-Stephens Park, and this trip seemed like a good opportunity to write about the park and explore a city my wife and I had not visited together. We also got assistance from the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, and spent the night at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock.  To see a view from the room, check out my post on Twitter (here).  The hotel recently underwent a massive renovation, sits right on the Arkansas…

  • ballparks,  Missouri

    My night with the Springfield Cardinals – July 25, 2013

    Like my visit to Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark., I wanted to visit Hammons Field because of my impending move out of the region and I expect it would be difficult to make a trip back with the primary purpose of watching games at each stadium.  After packing up my apartment in Stillwater, Okla., I ventured toward Springfield in pursuit of my summertime goal.  Before arriving in Springfield, I explored some other sights in southwest Missouri like Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, which allowed me to complete my trifecta of Truman presidential sights by visiting his birthplace.  However, that’s another story for another time.  I’m here to talk…

  • Arkansas,  ballparks

    My night with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals – July 22, 2013

    At the beginning of the summer I set a goal of watching games at three Minor League ballparks.  I recently moved out of my apartment in Stillwater, Okla., and incorporated two stadium visits into my trip.  On the way from Georgia to Oklahoma, I stopped in Northwest Arkansas to do some sightseeing and saw my first game at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark., home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Like many stadiums built in suburbia, an expansive parking lot surrounds Arvest Ballpark.  The city built the stadium in hopes of spurring development in the area, but so far nothing has arisen near the intersection of South 56th Street and Watkins…

  • ballparks,  Oklahoma

    My night with the Tulsa Drillers – May 25, 2013

    When you attend games at a stadium on a regular basis, you don’t think about taking photos and sharing your experiences.  For me, this is definitely applies to ONEOK Field in Tulsa.  I have a close friend who lives in the area, so I’ve seen at least one game at the stadium each season since the ballpark opened in 2010.  Additionally, I’ve been to the stadium to watch Bedlam baseball games on two occasions.  However, I’ve only taken photographs on one previous trip.  So I wanted to make sure that I took some photos during my next trip to attend a Tulsa Drillers game. My most recent trip to ONEOK…