Synopses & Reviews
Theyve done it again! Years ago two baseball fanatics set out to create a comprehensive guide to all the diverse and fascinating ballparks throughout the country. What they created—part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history book, part restaurant and city guide—is every baseball fans epic adventure. On this, their second Ultimate Baseball Road Trip, the authors updated their information on every venue from Boston to L.A., and they wrote brand new chapters for the brand new parks—the new Yankee Stadium, Philadelphias Citizens Bank Park, the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Mets Citi Field, San Diegos Petco Park, Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the Twins Target Field, and Miamis Marlins Ballpark. Plus, theyve added loads of information on how new technology has enhanced the fan experience and changed the game. And theyve recorded their very own colorful real-time stories and dialogue at the parks, among the local fans, and hanging out in the Big League cities. Its like youre right there with Josh and Kevin watching the game and yucking it up! Ticket and travel information • The best and worst seats in each park • Folklore and statistics on each park • Each parks trademark foods • Profiles of nearby sports bars and baseball attractions • All the information you need to navigate Major League Baseball on the Internet! Funny, irreverent, and loaded with more than 100 photos, The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip is the go-to guide for every fans armchair or real-life baseball road trip.
"...a fresh approach to a familiar idea..."--Rocky Mountain News
"...a fresh approach to a familiar idea..."—Rocky Mountain News
"Most people only get a chance to see baseball in a handful of parks during a lifetime. The authors saw all of them and it shows."— Olympian
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip is part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history book, part restaurant and city guide, and, not least, part epic narrative. Years ago, two baseball fanatics and entertaining writers set out to create a comprehensive guide to all the diverse and fascinating ballparks throughout the country. For the second edition, theyve done it again, providing updated information on every venue from Boston to L.A., plus brand new chapters for the brand new parks, like the new Yankee Stadium, Philadelphias Citizens Bank Park, the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Mets Citi Field, San Diego's PETCO Park, Nationals Park in Washington, DC, the Twins Target Field, and Miami's Marlins Ballpark. With this book, you can skillfully plan and fully appreciate a road trip or a visit to any single park. Included are ticket and travel information, a detailed guide to the best and worst seats in each park, folklore and statistics on each park, tips on each park's trademark foods, and profiles of nearby sports bars and baseball attractions, all within a lively and fully illustrated narrative that reminds us that baseball is often the ultimate metaphor for the important things in life. Funny and irreverent and loaded with information, the book encompasses all the essential elements of a full-blown baseball road trip.
The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fans dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!
About the Author
is the author of The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out
(finalist for the 2008 Casey Award), and The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road-Trip
(all from Lyons Press), among other books. He has written articles for a variety of print- and Web-based publications, including the ESPN.com Sports Travel site.
Kevin O'Connell is a west coast sports fan living in the east. Hes the writer of the short film Houses and Rooms and co-author of Why I Hate the Yankees.