bpt_detwelc_crHere’s a compendium of past BPT tours.

Sometimes these get a little cryptic; you had to be there!

Bleacher Bums XXXIV 2016

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Tennessee Three Step
Bleacher Bums XXXIV   Aug 12 – 21

10 days – 7 cities – 10 games – 2 nights in Memphis, Nashville, & KC!!!!
Peoria – Memphis– Nashville – Chattanooga – Marion – Kansas City – Des Moines
American – Midwest – Southern – Pacific Coast – Frontier (Leagues)
Bandits/Chiefs – Raniers/Redbirds – Aces/Sounds – Biscuits/LookoutsGrizzles/Miners
Twins/Royals – Sounds/Cubs

Tennessee has long been on the Ballpark Tours ‘target list’ with 7 minor league teams & the great cities of Memphis & Nashville. The Tennessee Three Step is your chance to experience it with 2 night stays in Memphis & Nashville & a jaunt to see the Twins ‘future’ in Chattanooga. We wrap it up with two Twins/Royals late season tilts & 2 nights in KC.

For photos and updates from the trip check out Baseball Roundtable or our official Facebook page.

Photo gallery and trip recap coming soon!

Above photo: Iowa Cubs (Des Moines) Cubs AAA  from our 2014 trip.

CUBA: The Diamonds To Our South – Recap

Ballpark Tours ■ December 4 to 14, 2015 Diamonds to Our South 7 Cities 10 Days Miami/Havana/Pinar Del Rio Santa Clara/Trinidad/Cienfuegos/Vinales Stats: 1,343 miles by bus ■ 3,396 miles by air Award Winners: Larry: Nick ■ Pacer: Danny ■ MVP: David / Largest Rookie Class – 11 Quotes of Note: “One for me, one for road, and another.”- Mary ■ “I’ll meet you in the first bar past security.”- Danny Day 1. Miami. Pre-game Festivities. Friday, December 4 6-hour tour … Continue reading →

David Brauer’s Cuba Photo Gallery

Charlie Kath’s Photos – Cuba December 2015

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 →

CUBA: The Diamonds To Our South December 2015

    Our Man in Havana – David Brauer Sunday – back from beautiful Vinales to Havana, where a Guadi-like artist has transformed a neighborhood. Final walk around our hotel neighborhood, looking at faded beauties and live ones, plus a church with embalmed Jesus. Plus a final dinner.  Friday – Today, Vinales, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Looks like Napa, but tobacco instead of grapes; bought farmer-rolled cigars (subtlety marinated in guava and honey) then visited an incredible … 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 →