Baseball Road Trip – Where to go in ’09??
The snow has finally started here in Toronto, and all I can think about is the start of baseball season.
Team schedules have been released so it is time for me to pull out the bright yellow highlighter, and start picking some dates for this years road trip! Now, living in Toronto, I want to be able to drive to the ballparks, so that gives me about a 10 hour max. one way limit. I’ve been to Fenway Park (2007), and Wrigley Field (2006) already, and refuse to pay the outrageous ticket prices at the new Yankee Stadium this season. So this year I was thinking about an Ohio/Pennsylvania combo trip.
The probable destinations include:
- P.N.C. Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds)
- Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)
Only about 20 hours round trip, so now it’s just a matter of co-ordinating all the schedules and I’m good to go. The teams will probably all be in the bottom half of the standings, but from what I’ve read, all three ballparks are beautiful. PNC is always highly rated, but now that my boy Jason Bay is gone, I really don’t know if it’s even worth the trip!! I’d love to hear from anybody who has been to these parks, and get some input on food, best seats to watch a game (not always most expensive), and anything else that may be usefull to me (hotels, restaurants, nightlife, etc.) Or you can just give me some details about where you plan on going for your road trip this year. Let’s hear from you guys.