I just wanted to say that we split into separate authors writing for the same blog. And, for those of you who saw the Twitter controversy, we don’t know if Quinn is coming back.
Last year, my dad and I went on my favorite baseball trip ever. We saw 5 games in 5 days in 3 cities and in 3 stadiums I had never been to. Here are some photos from that trip:
6/28/11 New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers @ Comerica Park
Yes, I used to have long hair. It looked stupid. I get it.
That’s a nice view from our seats.
Here’s another view from our seats:
These water spouts went off every time there was a home run. They went off a lot this particular game. The Mets hit grand slams in back to back innings. The first on was hit by Carlos Beltran and I almost got it too. The ball flew into the stands and bounced out and over the bullpen. It came back on the field and the outfielder gave it to the ball boy.Before the game started, I had asked the ball boy to give me a ball when he got one. He responded “Yes.” but when this ball came, he gave it to the kid behind him.
I did end up getting 2 baseballs during batting practice. Comerica was a nice stadium, but really terrible for ballhawking. That was it for Detroit. That night we drove out and checked in to a Red Roof Inn in Ann Arbor. The next day we drove to the day the Days Inn Chicago and then the game that night.
6/29/11 San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field
That was the second tallest building in Chicago (behind the Sears Tower) and here is the view from the top:
Here I am outside of Giordano’s. If you are ever in Chicago, you have to eat here. It has the best deep dish pizza ever. But, I didn’t go there until the next day.
Here I am with a sign I bought at the gift shop and the ball I got during batting practice. If you are at Wrigley, you will see these signs all over the ballpark. They are like $10 in the gift shop too.
6/30/11 San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field
This was a 1:00 game so we didn’t know if there would be batting practice or not. Just because I’m smiling, doesn’t mean I am happy in this picture. Waiting for that train was pretty boring. These trains are very loud and there were houses right next to them. The whole time, I was thinking “How much could these houses be worth?” This is called the “L” train because “L” is short for elevated.
We decided to wait outside for BP along with a lot of Chicago’s most experienced ballhawks. The most famous was Moe Mullins who caught Sammy Sosa’s 62nd home run in 1998 and had it stolen from him.
Standing there paid off when this flew out of the park:
7/1/11 Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds @ Great American Ballpark