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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
    The plan is

    June 29 @ San Fran
    June 30 @ Anaheim
    July 1 @ San Diego (and maybe Oakland or Anaheim earlier that day)
    July 2 @ Oakland
    July 3 @ Dodgers

    Five days, five different parks, five (or six) games
    Hey, guess what just got shot to pieces, just last night

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by bigworm_122
    that is a hell of alot of driving to go from san fran to anaheim...in one day, then back up to oakland (right next to san fran) and then back down to LA (next to anaheim again)

    i was in san diego last july and a 97 mile (90 min) drive from san diego to anaheim took me about 3.5 hours.

    good luck with that california traffic
    Guess I've got a LOT to learn h

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  • bigworm_122
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    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
    The plan is

    June 29 @ San Fran
    June 30 @ Anaheim
    July 1 @ San Diego (and maybe Oakland or Anaheim earlier that day)
    July 2 @ Oakland
    July 3 @ Dodgers

    Five days, five different parks, five (or six) games
    that is a hell of alot of driving to go from san fran to anaheim...in one day, then back up to oakland (right next to san fran) and then back down to LA (next to anaheim again)

    i was in san diego last july and a 97 mile (90 min) drive from san diego to anaheim took me about 3.5 hours.

    good luck with that california traffic

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  • RuthMayBond
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    The plan is

    June 29 @ San Fran
    June 30 @ Anaheim
    July 1 @ San Diego (and maybe Oakland or Anaheim earlier that day)
    July 2 @ Oakland
    July 3 @ Dodgers

    Five days, five different parks, five (or six) games

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  • bigworm_122
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    that is a great website....i will keep it in mind for 2007 possibly

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  • pesky6
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    If someone wants to leave the planning to someone else, you can always go to www.jaybuckley.com, Jay Buckley's baseball tours. I haven't been on one myself, but I've heard from those who have say that they're excellent.

    For me, I'm hitting ST in Florida the third weekend in February, just after pitchers and catchers report. I'm also planning a trip to Wrigley either the last weekend in April or the 2nd weekend in May. I've been to Wrigley a few times and I love it, plus Chicago is an awesome city!

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  • Go Phils
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    Ultimate Road Trip #2

    Last summer, my son (16) and I saw 12 MLB games in 12 days in 12 different cities: MN, MIL, DET, CLEV, BOS, NYM, PHIL, WASH, PITT, CIN, CHW & KC.

    We're planning another trip this summer, beginning Thursday, July 13 following the All-Star Break: STL, CHC, PITT, BALT, Reading Phillies, NYY, Baseball Hall of Fame, TOR, CHW, Iowa Cubs & KC. We've added two minor league games this year. Helps to have family and friends to stay with at least 1/2 the time to cut down on expenses.

    We're also talking about making a swing to Texas to see the Astros and Rangers (we live about 50 miles northeast of Wichita, KS - not the easiest place from which to plan a baseball trip!).

    Go Phils!

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  • steveox
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    Heres the one i like them to make.
    May 31st in Atlanta Dodgers vs Braves
    June 1st in Baltimore Rays vs Orioles
    June 2ND in Pittsburgh Padres vs Pirates
    June 3rd in New York Giants vs Mets
    June 4th in Rochester AAA game
    June 5th in New York Red Sox vs Yankees
    June 6th in Cleveland A`s vs Indians

    Price $4,000 Comes with hotel rooms 2 nights in NYC,One Night in Baltimore,One Night in pittsburgh and One Night in Cleveland
    Youll arrive at turner field with your luggage at 4:30PM and ticket to watch Dodgers vs Braves. After Dodgers vs Braves its off to baltimore on bus. Should be in baltimore by 8AM Check in at 1PM Then youll meet at the bus at 6PM its Off to camden yards Rays vs Orioles. After game you meet the bus back at hotel. Then check out at 10:30 bus leaves at 11AM Its off to Pittsburgh should arrive at 3:30PM .Then youll meet bus at 6PM to PNC park.After the game bus takes you back at hotel. Then checkout at 10:30 bus leaves for NYC should be there at 2PM Then meet bus at 5PM for Shea stadium.After Giants vs Mets game bus takes you back at hotel and then you have a choice sightsee NYC or go to Rochester game or take cab to watch the mets again but its not provided. Next Day youll check out at 10:35AM you can sightsee NYC and then Then youll meet the bus again at 5PM to go to yankee stadium Red Sox vs Yankees then after the game bus leaves for cleveland.Youll arrive in cleveland at noon check in cleveland hotel.Meet bus at 6PM for Jacobs Field A`s vs Indians Then after game bus takes you back to hotel.Then checkout at 10 AM leave for cleveland airport youll catch your own trip back home.

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  • Samuel Adams
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    Originally posted by Jake83
    There are only 3 logical baseball roadtrips to go on
    Not to be argumentative, but are you kidding? I did Beloit-Quad Cities-Memphis-West Tennessee-Nashville- South Bend, which was pretty kick ass.

    If you want to stick with the majors, I have done an alternative to your midwest route which was Chi-N, Det, Tor, Cleve, Chi-A, with Lansing, Jamestown and Toledo thrown in.

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  • efin98
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    Originally posted by Jake83
    There are only 3 logical baseball roadtrips to go on

    1. Bos, NYM, NYY, PHILLY, BAL, D.C. 6 ballaprks can add Pittsburgh or even Cincinatti instead of Bal/DC-
    To those cities I'd skip driving and take a plane or Amtrak. It will cost you more to drive as those cities are killer on drivers and parking is a huge premium. Plus in Boston and New York part of the experience is taking the train

    Very heard to find cheap Red Sox tickets
    Buy early and buy off peak(April/May, August/September) and buy tickets to see the lousy teams and sitting in the bleachers.

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  • Jake83
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    There are only 3 logical baseball roadtrips to go on

    1. Bos, NYM, NYY, PHILLY, BAL, D.C. 6 ballaprks can add Pittsburgh or even Cincinatti instead of Bal/DC- Very heard to find cheap Red Sox tickets

    2. Min, Mil, Chc, Chw, STL, KC Could add Cle,Cin, Pitt instead of the Missouri part- Not much to see besides the staduims- Cubs tickets tend to be expensive Best idea it try to find access to a Waveland rooftop-Most fun I have had ever at a ballpark

    3. SD,LAA,LAD, Oak,SF. Either Sea or Arizona -Could start in Phoenix and do all 7 Best trip for people on the West Coast- Giant tickets tend to be expensive

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  • totalautoracing
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    2006 trip(s)

    I will definitely do one trip this year, maybe 2. It all depends on finding someone to go with me. My 10 games in 9 days trip to Boston last year was cut short by a family death, so I missed out on games in Nashua, Brockton and Norwich. But I am definitely going to do a major road trip for the 3rd year in a row.

    I am thinking of doing a midwest trip starting in KC and going to see the 3 teams in that general area (Royals, T-Bones & St. Joe's new team) and then hitting Wichita, Lincoln, a game or 2 of the College WS, and then possibly the Dakotas or some Midwest league games in Iowa. Would love to make it to the Metrodome before it's gone.

    The other trip I am considering is one to the Carolinas. Hopefully I could fit in a game at Turner but I really don't want to drive to Atlanta for a day then turn around and head back to NC. Also could possibly see a Smokies game or maybe some Appy League games.

    Still in the planning stages so I'll be sure and post my final itinerary for input on things to do during the day before the games at night.

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  • TrueBeliever
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    Originally posted by dabum1
    i'm thinking about doing one with some friends

    never done anything like this before really, and i'm looking for some help.

    i always thought it'd be fun to drive from here (southern cali) to the east coast and see some baseball games, but i've decided it's be better to keep it a little more local.

    i'd like to go to all the stadiums of the western division teams (including houston).

    i first tried to think of a time frame that would allow me and my friends to go (i'm still not sure), but i've narrowed it down to late july through august.

    I've been looking at the schedules for each of the teams for awhile now and have come up with a couple different routes or options, none of which would allow us to go to all 10 parks. I'm still trying to see if there's a way to get us to all 10 parks and see 10 games...without having to rush the trip or extend it by several days. The one stadium i don't mind missing is dodger stadium because we have all been there many times.

    I could do without the two texas teams if it would allow us to hit all the other stadiums, but that doesn't seem possible to me. I'd like to get the two of them in though

    the best option i've come up with so far has us leaving August 5th, going to all the parks (except ARI and LOS), getting back on ~ August 21

    we'd go to the stadiums in this order....SF-OAK-SEA-COL-TEX-HOU-SAN-ANA

    next bext option...
    leave on July 22nd
    get back on August 7th
    going to SF-OAK-SEA-COL-ARI-SAN-LOS

    so that last one just completely skips TEX and HOU and also misses ANA

    but if we could get from phoenix to an diego in a day (leave in morning and make it in time to watch game in san diego later that day) then we could also get ANA in there

    so we could get 8 of the 10 i was first shooting for


    that's just been one of the issues i've come against
    the other is money

    i figured this....
    $500 = cost of gas (to all ten parks)
    and if four of us go we could split it to $125 each person

    $25 = ticket to game

    $10 = parking?

    $60 = lodging (per person/per night)
    wasn't too sure about this...i thought somewhere around $50 - $70 would be the cheapest

    $25 = food (one person, one day)


    so if we were going to do the trip that allows us to hit all the parks but texas and houston....i think it'd cost about....
    $1800 per person h



    hoping someone here can help me out and give me better solutions or any advice.

    maybe i need to scale down the trip again...i don't know


    i should also add that this trip would not be just to see baseball games, but also to see some of the country.
    JMO, but I'd break it up into two or maybe three smaller trips. If you're going to all these cities, you should allow some time to see the sights as well. Breaking it up allows you to accomplish both objectives and will cost less.

    You might also consider flying into some cities and renting a car to drive to another close by location. In a short trip, that might work out cheaper.

    But by all means go on a road trip...it's a great time!

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  • efin98
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    By pure coincidence I happen to be not only going to Baltimore, but ending my day at Camden MARC Station just outside Oriole Park where the birds just so happen to be playing the Deviil Rays! I guess the gods of baseball are shining down on me, can't miss that opertunity for fun

    If I am lucky, I should be able to squeeze in at least one trip down to Washington and one to Philadelphia to see the Nats and the Phillies, but that depends on whether I can work out train schedules in my favor

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  • dabum1
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    i'm thinking about doing one with some friends

    never done anything like this before really, and i'm looking for some help.

    i always thought it'd be fun to drive from here (southern cali) to the east coast and see some baseball games, but i've decided it's be better to keep it a little more local.

    i'd like to go to all the stadiums of the western division teams (including houston).

    i first tried to think of a time frame that would allow me and my friends to go (i'm still not sure), but i've narrowed it down to late july through august.

    I've been looking at the schedules for each of the teams for awhile now and have come up with a couple different routes or options, none of which would allow us to go to all 10 parks. I'm still trying to see if there's a way to get us to all 10 parks and see 10 games...without having to rush the trip or extend it by several days. The one stadium i don't mind missing is dodger stadium because we have all been there many times.

    I could do without the two texas teams if it would allow us to hit all the other stadiums, but that doesn't seem possible to me. I'd like to get the two of them in though

    the best option i've come up with so far has us leaving August 5th, going to all the parks (except ARI and LOS), getting back on ~ August 21

    we'd go to the stadiums in this order....SF-OAK-SEA-COL-TEX-HOU-SAN-ANA

    next bext option...
    leave on July 22nd
    get back on August 7th
    going to SF-OAK-SEA-COL-ARI-SAN-LOS

    so that last one just completely skips TEX and HOU and also misses ANA

    but if we could get from phoenix to an diego in a day (leave in morning and make it in time to watch game in san diego later that day) then we could also get ANA in there

    so we could get 8 of the 10 i was first shooting for


    that's just been one of the issues i've come against
    the other is money

    i figured this....
    $500 = cost of gas (to all ten parks)
    and if four of us go we could split it to $125 each person

    $25 = ticket to game

    $10 = parking?

    $60 = lodging (per person/per night)
    wasn't too sure about this...i thought somewhere around $50 - $70 would be the cheapest

    $25 = food (one person, one day)


    so if we were going to do the trip that allows us to hit all the parks but texas and houston....i think it'd cost about....
    $1800 per person h



    hoping someone here can help me out and give me better solutions or any advice.

    maybe i need to scale down the trip again...i don't know


    i should also add that this trip would not be just to see baseball games, but also to see some of the country.

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