Final MLB Ballpark

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FINAL MLB BALLPARK VISIT – #41 Before the ballpark story, I have to mention Cooper’s Town.  Not Cooperstown, NY where the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located, but rocker Alice Cooper’s sports bar a couple of blocks from the ball park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  The place displays rock and roll and […]

“No Dodger Fans Allowed”

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AT&T Park – San Francisco – #40 What an incredible place!  Having been to the cold, windy, damp baseball structure known as Candlestick Park in 1994, this new palace is as different from the old one as night and day!  Magnificently set beside San Francisco Bay, this beautiful ball park is a fan’s absolute dream.  […]

MLB Ballpark #39

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MLB BALLPARK #39 – THE O.CO COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA   The highlight of my visit to this ballpark was reuniting with two of my childhood buddies from New Jersey who relocated to Oakland and the bay area shortly after their high school graduations.  Believe me, visiting with them was wonderful compared to the sterile environment […]

A Journey Back In Time

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The village of Cooperstown, New York I recently had the opportunity to visit the lovely hamlet of Cooperstown, NY, located in the finger lakes region of upstate New York.  The town has been dubbed the “birthplace of baseball,” but its history goes way back further than that – to the days of author James Fenimore […]

Forward by Jim Hickey

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Minor League Buzz, Major League Life Buy Now! I first met my friend Don Miers many years ago when I was a minor league coach and he was director of our baseball complex. I knew him to be hard working, with creative ideas and always bringing innovative events to our facility. Getting to know him […]

Special Evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark

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JACKIE ROBINSON BALLPARK Daytona Beach, Florida I recently spent a very special evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.  The date was April 9 and the occasion was the Opening Night of the Florida State League baseball season and the inaugural game for the Daytona Tortugas.  After 22 years of being affiliated […]

Majestic New Home of the New York Mets – Citi Field

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Built where the former parking lot behind the left field fence of Shea Stadium once was, Citi Field is the majestic new home of the New York Mets.  Having spent many days and evenings of my childhood at “big, beautiful Shea” from 1964-71 and loving everything about it as seen through the eyes of a […]

Cheech and Chong show at the Silver Spurs Arena

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HERITAGE CLUB Silver Spurs Arena Osceola Heritage Park I recently had the opportunity to enjoy the Cheech and Chong show at the Silver Spurs Arena, one of the premier venues at Osceola Heritage Park.  Along with Cheech and Chong, 1970’s rock and soul band, War, also performed.  Not only was the show a flashback to […]

Petco Park My 37th Major League Ballpark

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I just returned from a great trip to San Diego, California, where I was able to enjoy my 37th Major League ballpark, Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.  Located near the famous Gas Lamp entertainment district in downtown, the magnificent venue is also across the street from the city’s convention center and the […]