After hearing that a group of college students set out to visit every single ballpark in major league baseball for a road trip, I thought how awesome it would be to do that. Major League Baseball has thirty ball parks, the oldest one being Wrigley Field in Chicago. Wrigley Field it nearly one hundred years old. The next oldest is Fenway in Boston and after that Dodgers Stadium is third which was built in 1967.
What is interesting about a baseball stadium is that no two are identical. The infields of course have the same exact dimensions but it is the only one of the major sports that allows for teams to have different depths in the outfields and dimensions in foul play territory.
I had been to Dodgers stadium of course and Wrigely one time when I visited Chicago. After that I had heard about these college kids touring the majors and thought I should do the same. I slowly started chipping away at it gradually. I couldn’t take that much time off and see them all at once. Also, I wanted to not only visit the ballpark but also the city too. Three years into it, eleven of the 30 ballparks have been traveled to. Some of the parks are rich in history and others are outfitted with the latest and greatest technology. Each has their own perks and both are interesting in their own little way.
Visiting, the parks are cool but getting to see each town is great too. I also make it a point to eat stadium food for lunch or dinner depending on what time the game is. The Texas Rangers offer a giant hotdog. The Seattle Mariners have amazing steak sandwiches and of course Dodgers Stadium has Dodger dogs. Wrigley Field is one of the few stadiums to bring you beer at your seat.