The minor leagues can be funny. In Albuquerque, I saw a fly ball kick out of the glove of Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson and over the left-field fence for a home run. I saw former Padres right-hander Tim Redding face San Diego native (Hilltop High School) Mike Jacobs.
In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is the final installment of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. After weaving a path across the heart and several limbs of Albuquerque, I found the hotel around 9 p.m. [...]
In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 3 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. For me, Yuma represents three things. First, the Cracker Barrel nearest to San Diego can be found here (the inescapable [...]
Now that I’ve said as much as I care to say about the 2010 season, it’s time to start looking forward. This is subject to change according to life and what not, but here’s the general idea at least through the end of the year: Mon: I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque — When I drove [...]
Wanderlust strikes again. I’m plotting my 2009 baseball trip… something to do with Tucson, San Antonio, Austin, Albuquerque (I am determined to see a game there after missing twice on the way to Cooperstown and back in ’07), and a return trip to the Grand Canyon. I’m thinking some time around Memorial Day, but we’ll [...]
After much preparation, I’m finally ready to go. I’ve got enough supplies to live out of my car for the next 10 or so days. Clothes, books, CDs, food and water. The plan is to leave San Diego a few ticks before the crack o’ dawn and get to Albuquerque in time for the Isotopes’ [...]
I’m staring at a blank screen, trying to think of things to say about Tuesday night’s loss (box score) that you don’t already know. “It sucked” doesn’t qualify, but that’s all I’ve got. On another note, we’re still brainstorming ideas for a Hall of Fame meetup. Keep the chatter going. Finally, I’m driving from San [...]