Since MLB announced their 2010 schedules the week of September 15th, it was time for all of us “Ball Park Geeks” to sit down and start planning our 2010 Baseball Road Trips. 2010 will be very different than I had originally pictured it. I only need to pick up Target Field in Minneapolis to (re)complete having seen all 30 current MLB ballparks. I had planned a quick run over to Minnesota for a game, or two, then back home. I got to talking to Chuck Booth about it a while ago and we decided to make this run together. This mounted from there and I am very excited to say that I will be doing a really cool road trip with “Mr. World Record” himself next June!!!
This trip came about from the need to see a game at Target Field and the fact that Chuck didn’t like that I have the new Yankee Stadium ranked at #24 on my “Top 30!” So after some discussion, this is the trip Chuck has planned for us for next summer, assuming the schedules hold as previously announced.
June 22 – Drive to Denver from Lacey, WA
23 – Rox vs Red Sox @ Coors
24 – Rox vs Red Sox @ Coors
25 – Royals vs Cards @ Kauffmann
26 – CHW vs Cubs @ US Cellular
Brewers vs Mariners @ Miller
27 – Mets vs Twins @ Citi
28 – Cooperstown
29 – Yankees vs Mariners @ Yankee
30 – Twins vs Tigers @ Target
JulyÂ Â Â Â 1 – Drive rest of the way home
I have to give up seeing the Cubs in Seattle for 3 games to do it, but getting to see my Red Sox @ Coors for 2 makes up for that. On the 26th, the time for the Cubs vs White Sox at US Cellular has not been announced, but most often those games are at 1:10pm EST, so if that’s the case we will be able to make that game and the nightcap in Milwaukee @ Miller Park. If the White Sox/Cubs game is scheduled differently we’re talking bypassing Chicago completely and hitting “The Field of Dreams” in Dyersville, IA on our way to Milwaukee 🙂
We would be driving from Lacey, WA to Denver (1370 miles), then to Kansas City (about 610 miles), then to Chicago (530 miles) and up to Milwaukee (92 miles) then over to Minneapolis (337 miles).Â From Minneapolis we would fly to New York (LGA) for the Mets game, then drive to Cooperstown (223 miles), and back to New York (223 miles) for Yankees game before flying back to MPLS for the Twins game and hitting the road shortly after the game (1697 miles from MPLS to Lacey). Since it’s a 12:10pm start it will allow us a few hours of drive time after the game before finishing the drive on in to Lacey the next day.
On the 28th, after a FULL DAY at the Hall of Fame, we are hoping we can add a minor league game in somewhere, like maybe Binghamton. That would be cool.
Should be an awesome trip and to get to share it with “Mr. World Record” will be awesome!