OK, so the baseball season is coming to an end.
Well, the minor leagues anyway.
And with that in mind that means my Summer of Baseball will eventually be ending for 2016. So sad. So very, very sad.
The one good thing is I have a lot of posts to still write up that I’ll have through the winter, most likely. But it also means the plans are not over.
This upcoming weekend features three more games. Labor Day weekend will probably have a game or two.
In early September — in celebration of my birthday — I was thinking of going to DC to see the Phillies play the Nationals. That’s still a possibility, though I’m trying to figure some things out.
Then in late September, it will get interesting.
Originally, my plan was to go to Atlanta and see the Phillies play there. Why? Because it’s the last season of Turner Field. I’ve only ever seen two stadiums in the final year — Veterans Stadium in Philly and Yankee Stadium. I’ve also never been to Atlanta.
The reality is, Atlanta will have a new stadium. And after pricing things out, doing the trip solo would make it tough, financially. So I was trying to figure things out when somebody I travel to games with often said something about the possibility of, basically, a buy one, get one flight. But he won’t do Atlanta, so that’s out the door.
After pricing things out a bit, it seems like there’s a chance that, for cheaper, to do a trip to California. In that trip would include a stop to Dodger Stadium, Petco Park in San Diego, and Angel Stadium.
Three stadiums. Three days. Flights out, flights back.
I like it.
So the season is slowing. And for that, I’m sad. But at the same time, there’s still baseball to be seen. In the beginning of the year, I wanted to see 40 games this year. I’m close to 60 and with some help, I might be able to push 70. It’s been a great summer of baseball and one I’ll always remember.
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