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Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget

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

I’ve been staring at my big box of MLB t-shirts all winter thinking, “I really need finish that blog series and get rid of those shirts.”

Well it’s March now, and despite the snowpocalypse outside, I finally got my scissors out finished them up.

While I was “researching” shirt ideas on Pinterest, I kept stumbling upon this skull face cut out design.  Even thought I thought it looked cool, I dismissed it at first thinking a skull didn’t really tie into baseball. Then it hit me… the Jolly Roger flag… this is the perfect shirt for the Pittsburgh Pirates! I then had to quickly check to make sure I hadn’t done the Pirates already and as luck would have it, I hadn’t. Continue reading

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Can’t Make Spring Training? Go on a Ballpark Tour!

Not all of us can make it out to Phoenix or down to Florida for Spring Training, but there another way to get a small baseball fix as we wait for Opening Day- a ballpark tour!

While I was in Los Angeles… or the OC as I was corrected, I took advantage of being near three MLB ballparks and hit them up with my friend Preston (the Minimalist Ballpark Art guy). We both love baseball and while he was eager to find new art angles, I was ready to bask in the glory of being a sidekick and hopefully find a little inspiration of my own. Continue reading

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Baseball is Back! Scroll Down for Spring Training Guides

***If you’re not interested in Yankee Spring Training thoughts (shame on you ;)) scroll down a bit for links to my Spring Training Guides from last season and the link to my Spring Training experience from last year. 

After what feels like a million years, another baseball season has officially come to a close. Teams have reported and the A-Rod show that is going to torture us all season long has started up. Seriously it’s horrible and I want it to stop. Checking my Twitter feed is causing me major sadness as I read about his every move. I feel like the Britney guy… LEAVE A-ROD ALONE!!! This request is in vain I know, but I thought I’d put it out there. I’ve never been a fan, but he apologized (I don’t even care if it wasn’t sincere or not… leaning towards it was) and I’m ready to let it go and see what he has left! Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from BOAB!!

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!

This year has been wonderful, thank you for being a part of it.

Hope you are with the ones you love this holiday… talking free agency and arguing over who has the best team. ;)

See you in 2015!!

God Bless… xoxo Alicia

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Surviving Baseball Off-Season (with college football)

You can always spot me in Ohio carrying my Yankees bag proudly!

You can always spot me in Ohio carrying my Yankees bag proudly!

Surviving the baseball off-season is at times a daunting task. If you remember my post from last January, I was coping with the help of another American staple- bourbon.

Things aren’t that dire just yet- ask me again when it’s just basketball. With the Arizona Fall League and Japan All-Star Series, the start of free agency, and the Baseball Winter Meetings next week there’s still plenty of baseball news for me to consume. The Japan All-Star Series in particular had me itching to see baseball overseas, something I started to think about when vacationing in Puerto Rico. Fairly certain I will be adding international ballpark chasing  to my Baseball Bucket List! Continue reading

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

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