Neato Torpedo wrote:How do you guys manage to visit so many ballparks? Do you take road trips specifically to attend ballgames or do you catch them when you're visiting family/friends or on some work-related trip? Me and my friends are planning a huge West Coast road trip next summer but it's going to be a bit difficult to check off all the places I want because those friends aren't the biggest baseball fans.
It's something of a luxury to have three baseball teams in Southern California and it's easy for me to frequent the Big A (Angels Stadium) and Petco. Anaheim is about less than an hour's drive from where I am and on a good day, San Diego can be reached in less than two hours. Going to the Bay Area is no problem too, but better off taking a flight than driving 6 hours (unless you like the scenic 101 route). I have some family in the Bay Area, personally, and I even got to spend All-Star break in San Francisco three years ago. That's five ballparks you can scratch off your list if you want to see an A's game. Phoenix is a good drive away, as well, but again, better off flying there and you can add Chase Field to your list. Personally, I've yet to visit Chase.
Other than that, I'm just like you. Haven't visited a ballpark outside California in a dozen years. I have family in Chicago but haven't visited since '92 (went to Wrigley and "New Comiskey" on the same trip), although I should drop in some time. I've been to the old Vet in Philly in '95 and last time I visited an East Coast stadium was old Yankee Stadium.