Baseball Roundtable’s Game 7 Summary: It’s over, the Chicago Cubs 108-year World Championship drought has come to an end – in a Game Seven that had more twists and turns than a carnival ride. The Cubs topped the Cleveland Indians (whose own World Series Championship drought now stretches to 69 seasons) 8-7 in ten innings. Was it a “classic” Game Seven? No, I’ll leave that designation for games like Jack Morris’ ten-inning complete game shutout that brought the 1991 World … Continue reading →
Bleacher Bums XXXV – August 3-6
Well, it didn’t take long for the World Champs to squeeze out the little guy. The Tour Operator was ‘shocked’ to find out that there will be no group tix sold for the original weekend picked for the 35th Anniversary Tour. Yeah, yeah, yeah – the fact we’ve been watching baseball & a lot of bad baseball for 35 years at Wrigley & that we were traveling 350 miles didn’t matter.
Mark the calendar tentatively for 8/3 – 8/6. We hit Chicago, Beloit, and Appleton.
Bleacher Bums XXXIV has wrapped. Below is the “Official” recap of the trip.
You can also see David Karpinski’s daily diary from Baseball Roundtable here.
Tennessee Three Step August 12–21, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!!
10 DAYS • 7 CITIES • 2,516 miles • 9 Games • 82 innings
Peoria • Memphis • Nashville • Chattanooga • Marion • Kansas City • Des Moines
5 Leagues—American • Midwest • Southern • Pacific Coast • Frontier
7 Rivers—Mississippi • Illinois • Cumberland • Tennessee • Missouri • Ohio • Racoon
2nd Rainout* in BPT history – 2 rain delays – 2 lights out delays – 2 fireworks washouts
Hitting the streets—Beale St. – 18th & Vine – Printers Alley – Honkytonk Highway
Blues – Brews – Barbeque – Breakfast Buffets – BASEBALL
Music – Museums – Music – STEPS – Music
Monsoons – Moon Pies – Maid Rites
On-board Bloody Mary & Mimosa stations — A little Tequila not before 11
Da Rev’s Blessing & Sacrament of the Smelly Fish – Phil DeBowle – Book Swap – K-Kwiz
Cup Game – 1991 World Series –Some old-time ‘rassling’
An All Veteran Crew seeming to appear and disappear along the way
3 musical chairs/exercise ball on field events – Pat Cunningham ‘took the box’
Hamburger Races – Fighting Eyeballs – Elvis Impersonators – Marion $1 Beers
Johnny Cash vs George Jones vs Reba McEntire Race – Bob’s souvenir stash grows
KC Disco Hat – Memphis Free Hat(s) – Julian’s Panama Hat
Return of Larry-Award-winning bartender – 5 games 8-4 – Who’s got the runs?
Artist on board creates 1st “BPT-branded” greeting card
Due to popular demand we are now on Facebook. Check out our official page for updates and photos from Bleacher Bums XXXIV.
Baseball Roundtable’s (and good friend of Ballpark Tours) Dave Karpinski takes a trip to Oakland Coliseum to see the A’s.
Check out his review, and the Baseball Roundtable blog for great baseball news and insight.
Check out Baseball Roundtable’s review of the newly revised book “Calvin: Baseball’s Last Dinosaur.” Calvin – Baseball’s Last Dinosaur is ostensibly about Calvin Griffith and his 30-year tenure at the helm of the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. But it really is about much more. It is about the Griffith family’s passion for the national pastime; it is about family loyalties and family turmoil; it’s a true rags-to-riches story; and it is a tale about the changes wrought by the ending of … Continue reading →
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. … Continue reading →
Check out Dave Karpinski’s 2016 National League Predictions on his Baseball Roundtable blog. … Continue reading →
BPT trip veteran and “Baseball Roundtable” host Dave Karpinski has a great piece on Griffey and Piazza regarding their Hall Of Fame selections. Check it out here and add his blog to your baseball “must-read” list. … Continue reading →
2015 Howdy Folks – we had a great year – a Minor League Meander (Omaha, Sioux City & Des Moines), Rock & Roll Adventure (Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit) & then our Cuba Extravaganza!!!! Thanks as always for your patronage, wry comments & continued love of THE GAME. Our guide in Cuba Eliseo indicated that Cubans believe ‘Baseball is life, all else is sport’. We have to struggle a bit to hold on to that one as we watch salaries get even … Continue reading →