Map of all 30 major league baseball stadiums

Map of all 30 major league baseball stadiums

So if you haven’t heard me rambling on about it yet, I’ll be taking a cross-country roadtrip to see a home ballgame at all 30 major league stadiums in the U.S. and Canada. By my calculations, this road trip will take about 2 and 1/2 months and will likely require passing through almost every state as well. For me, this will be a trip of exploration since I grew up on the West Coast and have never really been past the Rockies. I am excited to see parts of the country that I would be unlikely to visit otherwise.

The plans for this road trip of mine have been rattling around in my head for a couple of months now, but have started to coalesce this week. With the creation of this blog and a tentative route/schedule, I finally feel like I am starting to put the pieces together.

Looking at the schedules for the various teams, I’ve decided to start my road trip in Oakland on April 11th because the Seattle Mariners will start the season out of town. By doing so, I will be able to breeze through the rest of the West Coast teams in a little more than a week. I’ll take a breather in Phoenix and stay with relatives for a few days while I wait for the Texas Rangers to return to Dallas. From there, I’ll hit a Houston Astros game on April 30th and then spend a few days in New Orleans before moving on to Florida.

I expect to spend about a week in Florida and this will be pivotal point in the roadtrip. While the dates and games leading up to Florida are somewhat flexible, the following dates on my schedule are even more so. I expect that will be the time that make changes and re-evaluate my route.

My goal is to finish this trip by the end of June. While I could certainly do it even faster, I am out to have a good time and take in as of “the rest of America” as I can. Suggestions are welcome, as are folks who would like to come see a game with me in their area.