A Dream of Fields 6: The New York Mets


Three guys. Three games. Three days. One weekend. One wonderful ROAD TRIP! Friday, July 23, 1999, 7:40pm Shea Stadium New York Mets 5, Chicago Cubs 4 I’d always wanted to do this—visit multiple locations on one trip. Granted, the real dream is to do a summer-long road trip and go to all 30 MLB parks, […]

A Dream of Fields 5: The Montreal Expos


Baseball north of the border! On a trip to French-speaking Canada, my then-wife and I caught a ball game in Montreal. That trip? Our honeymoon. Vendredi, 3 Juillet 1998, 19H05 Stade Olympique Montreal Expos 8, Florida Marlins 4 Yes, it was our honeymoon. We drove to Quebec City—one of my favorite cities in the world, […]

A Dream of Fields 4: The Baltimore Orioles


For the fourth entry in this summer series, I give you a tale of first dates and long-lasting streaks. A tale of long car rides and gutsy What-Ifs. And a tale of when the dream of fields really started taking form. Saturday, July 19, 1997, 1:15pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore Orioles 8, Chicago […]

A Dream of Fields 3: The Los Angeles Dodgers


This is the third entry in my summer 2015 series of telling stories about all the different baseball fields I’ve been to. Click the links for the first two: Red Sox and Twins. Another west coast trip. Another west coast wedding. Another baseball opportunity, but no layover necessary. And hello, National League! Friday, July 5, […]

A Dream of Fields 2: The Minnesota Twins


This is the second entry in my summer 2015 series of telling stories about all the different baseball fields I’ve been to. You can read about my first, Boston’s Fenway Park of course, here. It wasn’t until I was twenty-two years old that I finally made it to see a baseball game anywhere other than […]

A Dream of Fields: Opening Day at Fenway Park


If you’ve read all sorts of the stuff here on the Stuff, then you know I’m a baseball fan. Specifically, I’m a Boston Red Sox fan. The identity of a Red Sox fan changed in 2004 when they won the World Series after an 86-year drought. We were no longer “there’s always next year” fans, […]

Game 7

I’m sitting here at my laptop during the pre-game show of Game 7 of the World Series. Though I’m not a diehard fan of either the Kansas City Royals or the San Francisco Giants, I am a diehard fan of baseball. At any point during a season, I know which teams are hot and which […]

Everybody Loves an Underdog

I’m a big fan of baseball, and October brings the post-season and the World Series. My beloved Red Sox missed the playoffs by a lot this season, but I still follow and watch games because of how much I love the sport. At the time of this post, there are only four teams remaining, playing […]