A Dream of Fields 11: The Seattle Mariners


Sadly, this is the last ballpark in my series. It’s the last home team I’ve seen, and if you look at the date below, you’ll see that I’m long overdue to go somewhere with a ballpark. Washington, D.C. isn’t too far away, and I’d love to go to Toronto. Someday… But I can say that […]

A Dream of Fields 10: The Pittsburgh Pirates


It’s only fitting that I get to celebrate my tenth field with the best story of them all. It’s an epic tale of a journey that almost got pillaged and plundered before we even got to the Pirates. Friday, April 20, 2001, 7:05pm PNC Park Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 I took this trip with […]

A Dream of Fields 9: The Cleveland Indians


The theme song for The Drew Carey Show insisted that “Cleveland Rocks.” Based on my trip there in 2000, yeah, it absolutely rocks. Sunday, June 25, 2000, 1:05pm Jacobs Field Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 1 About a month or so before this game, my then-wife, who was a high school music teacher at the […]

A Dream of Fields 8: The New York Yankees


I’m a Red Sox fan. Going into Yankee Stadium is like crossing into enemy territory. Better take cover and wear a neutral National League baseball cap… Sunday, July 25, 1999, 1:35pm Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 2, Cleveland Indians 1 The final leg of our three-park trip brought us back to New York. However, Interstate […]

A Dream of Fields 7: The Philadelphia Phillies


Lucky number seven, which is why I’m posting it on 7/7. With the exception of being at Fenway Park for the 14-inning Game 5 of the 2004 ALCS victory against the Yankees, this very well may have been the best baseball experience I’ve ever had. Saturday, July 24, 1999, 7:05pm Veterans’ Stadium Philadelphia Phillies 4, […]

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 […]