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Kevin’s 2018 Baseball Tour

There are two activities I love to follow in the summer – drum corps and baseball.  I’m sure you’re already aware of my drum corps fixation, so let’s talk about baseball for a bit.

I am very fortunate to have a lot of baseball within a couple hours driving of my home. All but one of the Cleveland Indians’ minor league teams are in Ohio. Why they didn’t have their farm system set up this way in the past, I don’t know, but I can see so much of the Cleveland baseball organization so easily now, so I’m not complaining! Continue reading Kevin’s 2018 Baseball Tour

2016 Baseball Tour – Lake County Captains vs. Great Lakes Loons (6/24/2016)

Meanwhile, in single A ball (still)…

I’m still doing the baseball tour even though the drum corps season is about to kick off. This time, I’m in Eastlake, Ohio, and I’m checking out the Lake County Captains, the Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, as they take on the Great Lakes Loons. Mud Hens, Beach Bums, Loons…You can’t say that minor league teams have an issue with team identity.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Lake County Captains vs. Great Lakes Loons – Tickets

2016 Baseball Tour – Mahoning Valley Scrappers vs. Batavia Muckdogs (6/27/2016)

Aaand it’s back to single A ball, this time short season. Hey, I didn’t say I was going in order of league.

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ season is about to start as I write this. When I go to the game on the 27th, they’ll have played for just over a week. One of the great things about the lower level minor league teams is how intimate and community based their stadiums are. You can tell that going to a Scrappers game is something which Youngstown area families love to do. Of course, I’m going by myself, but I still enjoy the charm.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Batavia Muckdogs vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Tickets

2016 Baseball Tour – Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red Wings (6/20/2016)

I’m not a Red Wings stalker, I swear…

I get back to the Cleveland Indians minor league affiliates and head down to Columbus to catch the Clippers in action. Huntington Park is an incredibly beautiful stadium and was quite the experience when I went down there last year for my first ever Clippers game. I had been to Cooper Stadium, the Clippers former home, in the past, but always to march drum corps, never for baseball. It’s also Dime-a-Dog night at the game so I’ll try not to overdo it on the hot dogs, at least not too much.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Rochester Red Wings vs. Columbus Clippers – Tickets

2016 Baseball Tour – Toledo Mud Hens vs. Rochester Red Wings (6/18/16)

This is one instance where the game for me is secondary. This game between the Mud Hens (my first Mud Hens game!) and the Red Wings is also the first Glassmen Alumni Reunion. Many of my fellow Glassmen family members will be at the game as we get together and reminisce about our “experience of a lifetime”, as well as see good friends who we miss since marching together.

I suppose this game has a little extra meaning for me as the two home towns of the baseball teams, Toledo and Rochester, are also the two homes of the drum corps I marched with, the Glassmen and the Empire Statesmen. I hope that my fellow Glassmen alumni who also marched Empire are at this game, too!

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of my photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Tickets – Rochester Red Wings vs. Toledo Mud Hens

2016 Baseball Tour – Cleveland Indians Vs. Chicago White Sox (6/17/16)

Hey! I made it to the big leagues!

After watching the Indians take 3 of 4 from the Sox when we were in Chicago a couple weeks ago, I’m hoping to get a repeat performance from the Indians at home. Sugardale Dollar Dog Night is the promotion for this game, though I believe I’ll be getting some fireworks, too.

I’m going to try out the District ticket since I don’t plan on sitting much AND I get my first drink as part of the ticket purchase!

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Tickets – Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

2016 Baseball Tour – Erie SeaWolves vs. Akron RubberDucks (6/16/16)

My 2016 baseball tour (part one) moves to Akron and gets “promoted” to double A ball as the Erie SeaWolves face the Akron RubberDucks. One thing I forgot to mention in my last post is that one of the things I look for when planning these games is what promotion the team is holding. With the Crushers on the 15th, it’s “Weiner Wednesday”, with all hot dogs just $1. At the RubberDucks game on the 16th, it’s “Thirsty Thursday”, which means draft beers and fountain sodas are just $1. Don’t worry, I won’t stuff my face or get drunk at either game.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Tickets – Erie SeaWolves vs. Akron RubberDucks

2016 Baseball Tour – Windy City Thunderbolts vs. Lake Erie Crushers (6/15/16)

Last year, I started a tradition. While Rachel went to the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Festival and built her shredding skills on violin, I’d make a trip to each pro baseball team within driving distance of home. Baseball is my second favorite pastime behind drum corps and the Cleveland Indians have most of their minor league affiliates in the Northeast Ohio area. This also gave me a chance to work on my photography skills for shooting live action.

I had a blast so I’m doing it again this year. This time, however, Rachel is trading TWO trips this summer. This means twice as much baseball for me!

The first round begins on June 15th with the Lake Erie Crushers. The Crushers are actually an independent A team, meaning they aren’t affiliated with any major league team. The team coming to town is the Windy City Thunderbolts, which I’m assuming it’s a Chicago based team based on the name.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Tickets – Windy City Thunderbolts vs. Lake Erie Crushers