Baseball Roundtable’s Dave Karpinski on Bleacher Bums XXXIV 2016
Note: This is an unsolicited BBRT endorsement/recommendation. I’ve been on 27 Ballpark Tours trips, and on every one I’ve made some great friends, had some great times and seen some great baseball. I highly recommend the 2016 trek.
There is really nothing like a Ballpark Tours trek. It is the perfect way to enjoy the national pastime – good times with good friends (old and new) who share a passion for baseball and adventure. It’s would not be an exaggeration to say that once you get on a Ballpark Tours bus, every mile is a memory.
This year’s jaunt, leaving out of Saint Paul, Minnesota promises to be a true southern adventure. August 12-21, trekkers will enjoy ten games in seven cities in ten days. And, if you’ve ever wanted to compare the quality of play at various levels (as well as culture of the game and the towns and cities in which it is played), this trip is for you. It includes professional baseball at almost every level – from the Independent Leagues through the Major Leagues. You’ll not only see the Minnesota Twins and defending World Champion Kansas City Royals, but some of the top minor league prospects of the Twins, Diamondbacks, Mariners, A’s, Cardinals, Rays and Astros.
In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine, history and arts of the cities along the way, including two nights each in Memphis, Nashville and Kansas City – talk about the opportunity for Blues, Brews, Barbeque and Baseball, not to mention a little Country and Bluegrass thrown in. As always with Ballpark Tours, you can expect good hotels, well-located – and all the usual high spirits, hi-jinx and BPT hoopla.