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Detroit Tigers, MLB, Oakland, Oakland Athletics »

[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Family Reunion in Oakland: Tigers at Athletics

It was the Ultimate Sports Baby and my last day in the Bay Area. Our flight back to Chicago left from Oakland at 6:10 pm. Thus, I planned to attend the Oakland Athletics afternoon game before flying back to Chicago Sunday evening. My parents, brother, his girlfriend and her three kids were all attending the game. We had to buy tickets from the box office since we needed eight tickets. First, we needed room to spread out and second, scalpers usually do not have eight together for a cheap price. …

Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants »

[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Once again I was back at AT&T Park for Tuesday night’s Giants game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time my Dad was planning to attend. Also, Sean MacDonald (who runs the website sportsroadtrips.blogspot.com) was in town after arriving from Tokyo earlier today.
Parking at AT&T Park
This time I found a parking lot on Berry St. south of 5th St. that was only $20. It was definitely a long walk to AT&T Park, but worth saving $10 in my opinion. Plus, the parking lot was not that big so traffic getting …

Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants »

[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Dodgers at World Series Champions Giants

For the first time since the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants moved to California, the Dodgers and Giants played a game with the Giants as World Series Champions.
My original plan for Monday night was to attend the Sacramento Kings game. The Kings are threatening to move after this season and I have not been to a Kings game since December 20, 1994. However, as the afternoon moved along, I decided I did not want to make the long two hour drive to Sacramento (which would be longer when …

MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
StubHub Game Time Purchasing: Cardinals at Giants

It was a great day for a doubleheader. My Dad and I planned to attend both the San Francisco Giants game and Golden State Warriors game.
Parking was much easier today than it was on Friday. I have a friend who lives on Berry St. who let us park in his spot for free.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
In a turn of events, my friend told me that StubHub was now selling Giants tickets up until game time rather than cutting of sales two hours before the game as they do with Cubs …

MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals »

[8 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Giants World Series Championship Ceremony

As I mentioned yesterday, I planned my flight to San Francisco in order to attend the San Francisco Giants home opener Friday afternoon. With my parents both working on Friday, the Ultimate Sports Baby was coming with me.
Driving vs. Public Transportation to AT&T Park
I decided to drive to AT&T Park rather than take Caltrain up the Peninsula since it was easier with all of the stuff I needed to bring for Dylan. We got up there early so I had time to look for parking around the park. The official …

Chicago, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, MLB »

[3 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

I was on my own with the Ultimate Sports Baby on Sunday. Guess I should have figured that after spending Friday night in Minneapolis and flying back to Chicago Saturday evening. Thus, we were off to the Chicago White Sox game on the final day of MLB’s regular season. I arrived at the ballpark early this time, in order to avoid the disaster that occurred on August 29 when the New York Yankees were in town. As soon as we parked there was a scalper selling tickets. I offered him …

Minneapolis, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays »

[1 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Target Field: Blue Jays at Twins

Originally, my trip to Minneapolis was supposed to be a family vacation – with the Minnesota Twins (who opened up their new stadium this year) and the University of Minnesota (in the second year of their new venue) actually hosting Northwestern on the same weekend. The Ultimate Sports Wife and Ultimate Sports Baby were supposed to attend. But, that all changed when the Ultimate Sports Wife was asked to be “honorary coach” at the Northwestern football game three weeks ago vs. Illinois St. Since she teaches skating on Saturday mornings …

Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals »

[26 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

It was the last home game for the 2010 Chicago Cubs. My plan was to bring the Ultimate Sports Baby to his 27th Cubs game of the season and his 29th MLB game overall, but, of course, kids have other ideas.
Pre Game Dining
My cousin was in from New York City and wanted to watch the part of the Cowboys game before heading over to Wrigley Field. The nearest Cowboys bar to watch the game was Houndstooth Saloon – located at 3369 N. Clark St. (on the corner of Roscoe St.). …

Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals »

[25 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

I had a choice of which game to attend today. Northwestern was hosting Central Michigan at 11 am at Ryan Field. The Cubs had a 12:05 pm start. Since the wife was teaching skating as usual I chose to attend the Cubs game for two main reasons. First, I was bringing the Ultimaet Sports Baby with me to either game. Second, Wrigley Field is much easier for me living so close. Thus, Dylan went to his 26th Cubs game of the season.
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
The Cubs managed a …

Chicago, Chicago Cubs, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals »

[24 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Final 2010 Family Day at Wrigley Field: Cardinals at Cubs

It was the last game of the 2010 season that the Ultimate Sports Wife, Ultimate Sports Baby and I would be attending together. It was the 26th Cubs game the Ultimate Sports Baby has attended. We sat in the last section of the upper box down the left field line – a perfect spot if you are bringing a baby. First, you can take the elevator (located down the left field line) to the upper deck. Second, it is a short walk from the elevator to the upper deck box. …