Sports

Stadium Bucket List, Dodgers Stadium At Chavez Ravine

Dodgers Stadium is a great “old style” stadium. No, not a new stadium made to look old. An actual old stadium.

It’s one of the stadiums high on my list of places I want to visit because of the history there. I see the grainy footage of Gibson calling his shot from almost 30 years ago frequently on TV, and I’ve always wanted to see the stadium for myself.

Baseball lovers absolutely need to catch a game at Chavez Ravine.

One Final Night Of Magic

Quick disclaimer for those who enjoy reading about travel on these pages. This post is certainly not about travel (well, technically I did ultimately travel for this event). So, I won’t begrudge you if you turn the figurative page. But, if you decide to hang around for a bit, I hope you’ll leave with a smile. This story starts and ends in the Bronx. I don’t have an exact start date, though I need to figure that out at some point. I’ll say it was 1980, in the summer. My […]

But Did He Earn Miles? New Yankees Pitcher Charters 787 From Japan to JFK For Press Conference

Best Story Of The Year, So Far. Well, for me at least. The Yankees signed a super stud pitcher from Japan to bolster our bullpen rotation for the upcoming season.  As a diehard Yankees fan, I was super pumped.  As a diehard travel geek and self-avowed 787 fan, I absolutely love how he got there. For a mere $200,000, he chartered a 787 from Tokyo to JFK for his debut in Yankee pinstripes: Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees last month, didn’t […]

Baseball And Airplanes

I’m a huge Yankees fan.  I don’t write about them as often anymore since it’s harder to weave them into travel stories.  So, given the opportunity to post about the Yankees and travel, I was excited.  Now, if only this could have been a different airline….     Delta commemorated a 757 in honor of Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history (you know, most saves in the regular season, most postseason saves as well).  

Go Sharks! Stanley Cup Playoff Game At HP Pavilion Gets Me One Step Closer To Finishing A Bucket List Item

I consider myself a diehard sports fan.  I’ll watch just about anything sports-related, I don’t even need a rooting interest.  Yes, I’ve watched those strong man competitions on ESPN.  And, a few frames of bowling (shudder, not a TV sport).  I’ve had a bucket list item for quite some time to watch a game at every MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL stadium in the country before I kick that bucket.  You would think with as much travel as I do I would have made more progress.  But, it’s been a […]