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Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game

Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game
The season of baseball is upon us again, and one of the best side trips from Niagara is to Toronto where you can grab a cheap seat and check out a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre (map). Toronto is about a hours drive away from Niagara, or a hour and half long train ride. During the summer weekends, trains to Toronto leave from convenient locations in Niagara Falls (map) and St. Catharines (map), making it a worry free way to get to the city. Tickets for the Jays games start at $14 and go up...
April 28th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, day trips from Niagara, sports, Toronto

Chicago Gets Ready for the Cubs’ Baseball Opener on April 12

Chicago Gets Ready for the Cubs’ Baseball Opener on April 12
In honor of Opening Day at Wrigley Field on April 12, here’s an insider guide on the best spots in Wrigleyville to toast a beer to the Cubs or enjoy an authentic Chicago-style hotdog. Regardless if you have a ticket to the game or not, hanging out in Wrigleyville can be just as much fun as being inside the famous ballpark. You won’t be short on places for pre- and post-game drinks and grub. Pre-game, head to Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 North Sheffield; map it) appropriately named for being located...
March 31st, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: bars, baseball, featuredarticle, Restaurants

Play Ball! Diamondbacks Opening Day

Play Ball!  Diamondbacks Opening Day
... on opening day, April 5 against the San Diego Padres. The Arizona Diamondbacks or D-backs as the locals refer to them, entered Major League baseball on March 31, 1998 and quickly secured their place in baseball history, winning the 2001 World Series against the NY Yankees in a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Coincidentally, this is same night I officially moved to Phoenix and became a resident.  I can’t understand how I could live my entire life in Chicago and never bring that kind of luck...
March 26th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: baseball, featuredarticle

Seattle Mariners Play Ball

Seattle Mariners Play Ball
... mitt, the ever-so-slightly warming air, and the smell of garlic fries.  It’s time for one of the time honored rites of spring – opening day of baseball.  The Seattle Mariners opening home game of the 2010 season pits the M’s against the Oakland A’s. Fans will flock to the park as a another generation of fans get to know and appreciate Ken Griffey Jr., a fan base that never knew him when he was known as “The Kid.”  It promises to be an exciting season with Ichiro, Felix Hernandez,...
March 24th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, sports

Spring Training in Full Swing

Spring Training in Full Swing
... Training games around Phoenix until April 4, 2010. There’s no better way to enjoy our sunny spring weather than spending the day watching baseball. Visit this site for the game schedule.  For more details about the history of Spring Training in Arizona and more information about the many parks that are home to national baseball leagues visit my previous post.  Here are a few photos from my day at Camelback Ranch in Glendale watching the Chicago White Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Scoreboard...
March 16th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, spring training

Washington Nationals Home Opener April 5th

Washington Nationals Home Opener April 5th
A three-game home stand versus the Philadelphia Phillies kicks off the Washington Nationals 2010 MLB baseball season in Washington DC on Monday, April 5th, 2010. And while tickets for the Nats opening day may be tough to find, tickets for the next two home games on Wednesday and Thursday are still available. Last season, the Nats had the worst record in MLB baseball with just 59 wins to 103 losses (.364), a full 34 games back at the end of the season. The Nationals won just 41% of their home games...
March 12th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: baseball, family fun, featuredarticle, sports

The Legendary Boys of Summer at Arizona Museum for Youth

The Legendary Boys of Summer at Arizona Museum for Youth
Willie Mays was the first to hit a homer at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. And Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio played one season of spring training baseball together in Arizona. These are just some of the moments that make up the rich history of Cactus League baseball in Arizona and a few of the tales waiting to be told in the upcoming exhibit, Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience. Opening February 26, this new exhibit at the Arizona Museum for Youth kicks off Arizona’s spring training season. ...
February 3rd, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arizona, baseball, Cactus League, featuredarticle, Phoenix, spring training

Have a Spring Fling … at Spring Training in Arizona

Have a Spring Fling … at Spring Training in Arizona
... that you’re doing it on the sly; it really doesn’t get any better than that.  Equally exciting is an entire getaway devoted to all things baseball.  No matter if you’re a local or an out-of-town guest, each spring, Arizona transforms into a baseball haven. Cubs’ fans, Mariners’ fanatics and diehard Giants’ fans, to name a few all converge on the cities in and around Phoenix and Tucson for 30 great days.  Opening day on Wednesday, March 3 will feature the Giants against the Mariners...
January 13th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Arizona, baseball, Cactus League, spring training, top-feature

Quick Guide to L.A. Sports

Quick Guide to L.A. Sports
... basketball team, the Clippers have had only six winning seasons in it’s team’s history.  Notable players:  Baron Davis, Cnhris Kama baseball L.A. Dodgers – the team who missed out on the World Series this year by losing to the Philadelphia Phillies, has been had some big news over the past few years by acquiring Manny Ramirez, the controversial player from the Boston Red Sox, and ex-Yankees manager Joe Torre.  Notable players: Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Russell Martin, Rafael...
November 9th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: baseball, basketball, featuredarticle, hockey, soccer, sports

Guide to Wrigleyville for the Cubs Season Closer

... make it down next week for the Cubs last two home games, here are some tips on how to enjoy Wrigleyville one last time before the end of the 2009 baseball season.  Until next year fans…. Pre-game, head to Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 North Sheffield; 773-281-5356) appropriately named for being located right across from the entrance to Wrigley Field’s bleachers section. This spot is typically crowded so skip the front door and try the side entrance off of Waveland. Enjoy indoor and outdoor...
September 22nd, 2009 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, Chicago, cubs, Restaurants & Bars, sports and recreation, wrigleyville

Final Home Stand for the Nationals

... season are against the New York Mets. And this season can’t seem to end quickly enough for the Nats. Another dismal year with the worst record in baseball leaves the Nationals in last place in the National League East.  This season the Nats barely one one out of three games they played.  And daily attendance has reflected it – down by over 20% versus last year and the lowest average attendance per game since the team moved from Montreal to the District in 2005.  But a trip to the ballpark...
September 21st, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, Family Friendly, MLB, Nationals, Nats, outdoors, Washington DC

Needlework and Baseball

Stitch N’ Pitch, a program of The National NeedleArts Association, combines two great traditions–needle arts and baseball. The deal is that participants gather at ballgames throughout the country and cheer the teams while working on some project or other. Crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, whatever. Sections in each stadium are set aside for the flitting fingered fans. Photo credit: Stitch N' Pitch The Southern California calendar includes upcoming games with the L.A. Dodgers...
July 7th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: baseball, crochet, Events, knitting, needlework, Outdoors & Recreation

Take a Tour of Safeco Field

Summer is underway, and for many people that means baseball!  Visiting baseball parks around the country is a popular summer vacation – for family vacations, guys getaways, or father-son road trips. Here in Seattle, you can take a tour of Safeco Field, lovingly called “The Safe” by locals, the home of our Seattle Mariners.  Safeco Field covers over 19 and a half acres, and features stunning views of the city and the Olympics Mountains, real grass on the field and a retractable roof. The...
July 1st, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, baseball fields, Family Friendly, Mariners, Safeco-Field, sports, Sports & Recreation, tour of Safeco, Tours

Take Me out to the Ball Game at The US Grant

baseball season is in full swing and The US Grant Hotel [Map] has created a memorable, baseball-themed getaway if you want to stay downtown and check out a game!! Perfect for a date night, a mini-vacation, or give a gift to your favorite baseball lover. The US Grant Hotel The Take Me out to the Ball Game Package by The US Grant includes: One night accommodations for the night of the game Two Padres baseball tickets at Petco Park (seats are located behind home plate, section 106, row 18 or 21) Complimentary...
June 22nd, 2009 | The San Diego Guide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodations, baseball, Hotels & Places to Stay, the us grant

Mariner’s Play at Safeco Field

Nice weather makes me think of baseball,  and watching the Seattle Mariner’s game with at open roof at Safeco Field. I remember when the M’s first came to town, when they had a couple of magical seasons, and suffered through many last place division finishes.  There were probably times when they were the worst team in the American League. But it’s a new season at The Safe, and hope springs eternal.  Maybe, just maybe, this is the season! Location:  First & Edgar (name after much loved...
May 26th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, family activitites, Family Friendly, Mariners, Safeco-Field, Sports & Recreation

It’s Happening in the South… Batter Up! Don’t Miss Spring Training in Florida

Champion Stadium. Chain of Lakes Park. Osceola County Stadium. McKechnie Field. Sure, to the untrained eye those are just stadium names. But for baseball fanatics and followers, those names mean so much more. It means it’s time for spring training. From February 25 – April 1, 17 teams, known as the Grapefruit League, spread out from central to south Florida to showcase their talent. Are you a Yankees fan? You can find them at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Do you root for the Marlins?...
February 23rd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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The President’s Job Up For Grabs

... Let Teddy Win!, the Nats are holding auditions for people who want to become one of the four racing Presidents for the 2009 Washington Nationals baseball season. The racing characters include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and the always losing but totally lovable Teddy Roosevelt. People who think they have what takes to become one of the new racing presidents need to apply for this position. If you make the cut and get invited to the auditions on Sunday, February 15th, 2009...
February 3rd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, baseball, Nationals, Nats, presidents, Sports & Recreation, Washington DC