So, Twins baseball is months away. I know that there is still playoff baseball going on, and I do love the dramatics of it all, but my team is not in it. I wish I at least lived closer to a playoff team so i could just hop in my car and drive to see one of these games in person, but it’s not meant to be.
I did say that this was an adventure in space and time, so here is the countdown in time:
171 days until professional baseball in Minnesota.
Now how about the space part? I will measure the space between me and some MLB stadiums (measured in distance AND time):
Target Field – 25.9 miles / 30 minutes
Milwaukee – 355 miles / 6 hours
Chicago – 426 miles / 7 hours
Kansas City – 427 miles / 7 hours
St. Louis – 548 miles / 9 hours
Detroit – 710 miles / 12 hours
Cincinnati – 724 miles / 12.5 hours
Cleveland – 773 miles / 13 hours
Pittsburgh – 890 miles / 15 hours
Colorado – 900 miles / 14 hours
Texas – 981 miles / 16 hours
Houston – 1,185 miles / 19.5 hours
Milwaukee to Chicago – 90 miles / 1.5 hours
Cleveland to Pittsburgh – 133 miles / 2 hours
Detroit to Cleveland – 168 miles / 3 hours
Kansas City to St. Louis – 242 miles / 4 hours
Texas to Houston – 257 miles / 4.5 hours
Chicago to St. Louis – 303 miles / 5 hours
Chicago to Cincinnati – 303 miles / 5 hours
Kansas City to Texas – 560 miles / 9 hours
So there it is, the distance part is covered, too. I have many more ballparks to attend, many of which are not even listed above, but the ones on this list are easiest to get to if I want to take a road trip. I’d be lying if I said that the thought of hitting every AL Central ballpark in one season hasn’t crossed my mind. (Yes, a bit ambitious, but if you can hit up Cleveland and Detroit in one trip, you could always swing through and see Chicago, too! And Kauffman has become a yearly destination for me.)
Well, that’s about it from right now. I have a few ideas for filler pieces until the season starts up again, but I’ll reveal them in time.
My parting gift to you, dear reader, is a free album! Download this and share it with your friends. I have no musical responsibility for this album (I wish i did), but I did help finance it, since I backed it on Kickstarter… so it’s kind of mine, right?
The album is great, and here’s a bonus for you, I will be writing about her performance at First Ave from a week ago. It will include pictures!!