My Ballpark Summer Review from Chuck Booth of MLB Reports

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If you’re a ballpark fanatic and you haven’t heard of Chuck Booth, well shame on you for one and more importantly- you’re missing out!

Chuck and I found each other on Twitter, as I have connected with countless amazing baseball fans. I was blown away by his world record of seeing all 30 MLB ballparks in 23 days. Here I thought one summer was impressive!

He was kind enough to buy my book, read it, and just yesterday he posted a review over on his website- MLB Reports. Here’s the beginning of the review, though you’ll have to click over to his site to continue reading: Continue reading

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Fan Follow Friday: Troy Olsen, Kansas City Royals

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Fan Follow Friday puts the spotlight weekly on one of my readers, as they share their favorite ballparks and  baseball memories. Hope you enjoy hearing their stories!! In honor a fantastic postseason run, we go to Kansas City and hear from Troy Olsen, a Royals fan: Continue reading

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2014 World Series and MLB Playoff Thoughts

Picture from @MLB Twitter.

Picture from @MLB Twitter.

Can’t believe the World Series starts tomorrow, the postseason has flown by (too many sweeps)! I’m going with the Giants- I enjoy watching them, love Buster Posey, and this shouldn’t surprise anyone- I don’t like “Cinderella stories.” Also, I consider my birth year special since the Royals won the World Series of all things. Let’s keep that sacred my friends.

Figured I’d give you a brief synopsis of what I thought of the playoffs and see what you guys thought as well! Continue reading

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Derek Jeter is Officially Retired

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What were you doing during Derek Jeter’s final at bat yesterday? I was sitting on my aunt and uncle’s couch taking pictures of the TV as I watched him go out on top- with a hit and RBI. Couldn’t be more perfect to see him play his final game in Fenway, a rivalry I’ve enjoyed with a fan base I respect. It was fitting to see him go out in the gray uniform too, as I grew up watching him when the Yanks came to Cleveland. Didn’t see him in the iconic pinstripes until a family trip in the mid 2000s.  Continue reading

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Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget

Selfies will have to suffice for now... have to find someone to take my picture!!

I show you how to be a ballpark hottie for $15 or less!

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During the Kiss Cam at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday, a split couple poured beers on one another and it flew around social media. Who didn’t enjoy that and wonder if that girl reads my blog for t-shirt ideas? Well maybe that’s a stretch, but here’s how you can make her scoreboard worthy shirt!

Follow the steps below for a unique spin on the everyday MLB shirt: Continue reading

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Save Money on Travel When Visiting MLB Ballparks

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I was searching Pinterest for budget travel advice and came across the post How to Save Money on Travel- 52 Ideas by Ytravel Blog and thought I would share it.

Some of the travel advice is more geared toward international travel, which might come in handy if you’re pursuing ballparks outside the US (something I hinted I’d like to start doing a few weeks ago!). I went through the list and picked out what I thought was the most relevant advice for domestic baseball travel and added my comments on some things in parentheses. If you’d like to see the full list, click the link above. Continue reading

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MLB Postseason Ticket Lotteries and SunTrust Park Thoughts

What a rough sports news week with all the terrible social issue stories coming out of the NFL. I liked what James Brown said during last Thursday’s CBS Broadcast (video above) and encourage people to do more than complain about the NFL on social media, but help those affected and change the way we view women. Look up shelters and donate items or your time if you’re able. I know I have spent much of my week reflecting on this issue- where I stand and how I can make changes in my community and hope you have too.

I’ll get off my small soap box with that and change over to baseball, as I generally like to keep this blog light and fun! Play-offs are around the corner!! Have you entered your team’s postseason lottery yet? If not you definitely want to get on that, so you can pay face value for tickets. Visit your team’s website to enter in or if you’re a Cardinals fan, put down a deposit on 2015 season tickets to receive postseason tickets for this year! Continue reading

Tampa Bay Rays Final T-Shirt

Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget

Tampa Bay Rays Final T-ShirtI show you how to be a ballpark hottie for $15 or less!

This week’s shirt is for the Tampa Bay Rays. May it inspire them to get a new ballpark so ladies wearing cute shirts like this can get some sun and  attract more fans to games! If good baseball play doesn’t get fans, I can only assume sunshine and pretty girls are the answer! I’m kidding, but whatever it takes to get rid of Tropicana (#doyourpart). The design for this t-shirt is #4 Irma from the book, 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special.

Follow the steps below for a unique spin on the everyday MLB shirt:

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Baseball is better in person- take yourself out to the ballgame!