Play ball! Check out these baseball attractions

It’s opening day for baseball fans. The crack of the bat. The smell of a glove’s leather. Baseball is back. Will the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series champs? Will Cleveland end its baseball title drought? Doesn’t matter; everyone thinks their team is good enough to win it all…right now. As you grab a hot […]

Safeco Field tour gives behind-the-scenes look at Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s place among Major League Baseball seemed destined to be short-lived. Awarded an expansion team – along with the Kansas City Royals – the Seattle Pilots entered the American League in 1969. They struggled financially, and were sold following the season to a car dealer from Milwaukee. Bud Selig then moved the Pilots to Milwaukee, […]

Take me to Kansas City’s downtown

The neat thing about visiting Kansas City in mid-Autumn is that it seems to have a later fall season than we do in Omaha. Amazing how a couple hours’ drive south can differ. It still had some nice fall colors, as well as a lot of blue. Blue? Yep. The city was still honoring its […]

Midwest celebrates its baseball

Baseball’s Fall Classic takes to the field this week. As Major League Baseball winds down with its final set of games, there’s no need to stop following America’s pastime. The Midwest is home to some great baseball attractions. Negro League Baseball Museum One of my favorite museums to visit is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum […]

Road trip to St. Paul for Nebraska’s Major League Museum and Hall of Fame

Who would think that a guy from a small Nebraska village would rank as one of the all-time great pitchers in Major League Baseball? Grover Cleveland Alexander was born in 1887, a few years after his hometown of Elba was founded in central Nebraska. Alexander would grow up and spend two decades playing the game […]

Fun Fargo visit kicks off western-themed road trip

We started our recent trip through North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota with a short stay in Fargo. We had a few ideas on how to spend a Friday night – check out the Roger Maris baseball museum, grab dinner at a German hall and get a upclose view of the infamous wood chipper from […]

Target Field provides Minnesota Twins a beautiful stadium

Put me in coach. I’m ready. That’s how I felt when we were in the Minnesota Twins dugout during a tour of Target Field. The Twins have been my team since the early 1980s, when they were affectionately known as the “Twinkies,” because they were so terrible and lost many more games than they won. […]

Twin Cities visit opens our eyes to so many opportunities

Editor’s Note: Prairie Dogs is no longer open (as of Jan. 1, 2017). The restaurant owners plan to do pop-up stands and catering. I always thought I knew the Twin Cities. After all, we used to go there a few times a year. Of course, most of those trips consisted of hanging out at the […]

Triple-A baseball All-Star festivities make stars of Omaha area and baseball fans

Omahans love their baseball. That was definitely proven as thousands ventured out in 90+ degree heat and humidity to take in the Triple-A baseball All-Star Game festivities. Omaha hosted the annual midsummer classic for minor league baseball stars. The four-day celebration included a celebrity softball game, Fan Day, home run derby and, of course, the […]

Cardinals Nation museum a must-see in St. Louis for baseball fans

As Major League Baseball teams prepare for their season openers this week, St. Louis Cardinals fans have a place they can relive their favorite team’s history any time of the year. Cardinals Nation Museum and Hall of Fame at the St. Louis Ballpark Village offers that venue. The museum sits on the second floor of […]

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