Settling a bet! My friend could have made this a lot worse for me.
Most people redeem their hotel points for hotel stays. Makes sense, right? Merchandise redemptions are generally not worth the money. But, what about experiences? SPG Moments has auctions up ending shortly where you can redeem Starpoints to see your favorite team play in a MLB Division Series playoff game.
Turner Field is next up on my stadium list after a visit earlier this baseball season. It’s an older season, having seen 20 years of life. It’ll be replaced soon but was fine for a day game during my time on the road this year.
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 […]
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 […]
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).
I’m a really big sports fan, both live and on television. I’ve had a bucket list item for quite some time to visit all the professional stadiums, and managed to cross one off my list recently. Frequently, I find myself on a plane, in a car or hanging out in a hotel in a different city trying to keep track of sporting events. Most of the really good options to catch live sports on the run cost money. I’ve been a big fan of MLB’s TV package, a subscriber for […]
As my blog has moved further and further into the travel world, I’ve come across the occasional story that made me say, “Hmmm. Wonder if that’s important enough to bore those that only follow me for travel info?” Unfortunately, last night that story unfolded before my eyes in the wee hours of the night. Derek Jeter has been the Yankees captain, OUR captain, for as long as I can remember. For the last 18 years, he’s been at shortstop pretty much every day. In a game where it’s tough for […]
I hope everyone won’t mind a brief moment to contemplate some sadness in my sports world. I always thought I would be a bit sad to see Mariano Rivera retire. But in the same sense I thought it would be a happy moment, a celebration of the past 15 years, replete with championships and records, and the winning smile and attitude even his competitors couldn’t knock. We had hints that this might be the last year, and I was at peace with that. But, not like this. He tore his […]