Bleacher Bums XXXIII: August 5-11, 2015

Bleacher Bums XXXIII: August 5 – August 11 Rock & Roll Adventure: Schaumburg – Chicago – Cleveland – Detroit – Chicago Miners/Boomers Giants/Cubs Twins/Indians Bosox/Tigers Angels/Chisox 6 nights – 6 games – Play time in Chicago & Cleveland – Microbrewery Escapade(s) Bleacher Bums XXXIII is now in the books. Check out Dave Karpinski’s excellent recap on his Baseball Roundtable site. Notes – Quotes – Whatnots Schaumburg – Chicago – Cleveland – Detroit – Chicago Miners/Boomers – Giants/Cubs – Twins/Indians – Bosox/Tigers … Continue reading →

Minor League Meander June 2015

Minor League Meander: June 26 – 27 – 28 Omaha – Sioux Falls – Des Moines Omaha Storm Chasers / Round Rock Express Sioux City Explorers / Amarillo Sox Iowa Cubs / New Orleans Zephyrs Trip Recap Minor League Meander – June 26 – 27 – 28 Notes – Quotes – Whatnots Omaha – Sioux City – Des Moines Storm Chasers/Express Explorers/Sox Cubs/Zephyrs ‘don’t park on new pavement’ – “Larry” Bailey finally shows – Full Bloody Mary Bar – Associate Pope – Nomar Garciapara … Continue reading →

Bleacher Bums 30th Anniversary Tour (2012)

By John Reay I have only been on 15 of those trips and there are many that have been on more. I have been going on more now that Julian has upgraded the bus so I don’t bruise my knees so much. This is the year that I roomed with my fourth ‘Larry Award’ winner. This is for ‘Outstanding Aberrant (Bad) Behavior’. As in past years I didn’t encourage such behavior and was a paragon of virtue myself. I guess … Continue reading →

Summer 2014 Tours

   Show Me State Ramble: June 18-22, 2014 Des Moines – St. Louis – KC El Paso Chihuahuas/Iowa Cubs – Phillies/Cards (2)  – Mariners/Royals (2) A relaxing 5-day adventure into the heartland – taking in major and minor leagues teams and towns!!! Great hotels in downtown Des Moines, St. Louis (2 nights) and Kansas City’s premier entertainment district.   Bleacher Bums XXXII Wrigley’s 100th  Anniversary Rays/Cubs (2) – Dodgers/Brewers A weekend getaway in the heart of the Windy City August 7 – 10 … Continue reading →

Bleacher Bums XXXI (2013)

Bleacher Bums XXXI June 6-9 – Notes, Quotes & ? Milwaukee – Chicago – Appleton – Baseball – Blues – Brews – Brewers – Phillies – Cubs – Pirates – Timber Rattlers – Lumber Kings – Toss in the Chisox & Blackhawks & BLUES FEST = A Great Way to Kick Off Summer!!! Sand Creek Sampler – Anniversary & B-Day thongs – No tequila (upgraded) before 3pm – Collage of Cardinals – South Dakota – Boston – Kentucky – DC & Norway travelers – … Continue reading →

River Cities Tour 2012

River Cities Tour 2012 – Wrap in Words & Phrases 9 days – 8 games – 5 cities & rivers – 2163 miles – 1 official brewery tour – fireworks/fireworks/fireworks = priceless! Load up rain – tequila at 11 in honor of Ruthie – INTRO’s give hint of performances to come – Marty’s Marvelous hitchhiking adventure – Geneva – picnic & fireworks to Wilco – Harry Canary & Friends – Louisville & Slugger Museum – Father’s Day Bats – Pee Wee … Continue reading →

Cooperstown or Bust: July 2011

Cooperstown or Bust – July 2011 Trek in words & phrases – you decipher !!! Tight time schedule – Larry arrival – Pacer left on bus – Fire Alarm wakeup call – Awards challenge ‘will tortoise catch hare’ – Wrigley & Cubs – half-full, Phillies land & “sun has always been there” – Brillo & Phyllis arrival, full roster – Lunch Master returns & brings ‘old Met’ – tailgating (salt potatoes) – keg roll ‘grab those buds’ – electric chair … Continue reading →