Bring on baseball!
With the end of the Super Bowl …
… it’s baseball season!
Yes, it’s that time of year. It’s when the best sport comes to the forefront of it all. And I, of course, will enjoy that baseball is upon us.
I’ve already started looking at where I want to go this year. And though I’ll stay a little more “local,” I plan on still hitting a bunch of baseball games. The reality is, though, I don’t want to be away every weekend like I was last summer. I don’t mind going to a game on a Saturday night or something, but it’s nice to be able to be around in the summer as well.
That also means I need to gear up for some baseball posts over the next month and change … to get myself ready, of course.
So in that time period – I plan on finishing all of my stadium reviews from last year, as well as a couple of reviews and recaps. Part of blogging every day last year was that I had a problem keeping up with certain things – such as stadium reviews and baseball recaps. Still, that’s all well and good as it’s just about spring training and it’s when I am really pumped – so hopefully I can get all caught up and maybe some others will be interested in going to some of the stadiums I hit last year.
Another thing – I am working on the second edition of the Can of Corn Challenge. This will, again, be a summer-long writing challenge (once per month, March-October) with a baseball-related theme. Now, to be honest, last year was kind of a flop. There were a few people early, but by the end, it was just me.
My plan and hope for this year, though, is to make it a little friendlier to those who might not be rabid fans. Maybe we can get some others involved in the challenge even if they aren’t massive fans. I’ve found many people have baseball memories and thoughts, so I want this challenge to be something maybe everybody can get into.
Therefore, the themes this year will be a potpourri of baseball items. Some might go toward the baseball nerd, some might be toward the average baseball fan. Pick and choose. I will have the themes for the whole summer (and dates) posted here likely by the end of February. Then you can get in any of the ones you want. You don’t have to be in every one of them – just pick and choose.
I’m going to do it either way as I love baseball. But it would be cool to see some others join in, just to see what everybody has to say. I’ll be working on the announcement post and themes soon.
The weather in my area might not be feeling like baseball yet, but when the Super Bowl ends, I officially start getting ready.
My goal this year is to be around 50 games. I hit that 75 mark last year and, with other things going on, it was a bit too much – even for me. This year, there’s one “big” trip planned and then probably more of hitting the “area” teams – such as Binghamton, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Syracuse, and Tri-City in Troy. I, obviously, would like to throw in a few IronPigs games, being they are the AAA affiliate of the Phillies.
If all goes well on one of the bigger trips, I’ll get to add several new MLB stadiums to my list, including Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago (both Cubs and White Sox), and possibly Toronto. I keep saying I want to hit up Fenway, so maybe this will be the year. And I always catch a couple of Phillies games.
Needless to say, baseball is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Time to make sure I have my Baseball passport and get my scorebook in hand as before I know it … games will be here!