Just For Fun

My Baseball Bucket List

I am sure that almost everyone has made some sort of Bucket List over the years in their head. You know, that list of “things to do before I die”- all the great adventures you want to take in your fantasy life. Well, Ryan and I talk about our Bucket List all the time, so we decided to start writing it down and trying to make little things happen to achieve it. There are some downsides to living our baseball life (like picking up and moving a minimum of three times a year), but one of the upsides is access to travel around the country, and maybe the world. This bucket list item involves all my favorite things: food, baseball, travel, and seeing Ryan.  

I want to visit all of the major league ballparks in the United States that Ryan plays at before his career is over. My giving back for this Bucket List addition is to write about the differences in stadiums as part of their local culture (Anthropology nerd alert!). For example, every stadium serves local foods and every stadium has “their song” that’s usually repeated every game. There’s no way that these songs are chosen at random, so I am going to try and find the cultural relevance behind the stadium’s choice. I was able to visit three ballparks last year, but I decided to start over with my Bucket List so that I could enjoy the scenery with a more academic eye. After the trips I’ll post about my findings. So that we can all keep track of my progess, here is the list of stadiums divided among their leagues.

The American League 

The National League 

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Houston Astros
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Miami Marlins
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • New York Mets
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Francisco Giants
  • St Louis Cardinals
  • Washington Nationals

* Bonus Stadium: Jet Blue Park at Fenway South (Red Sox Spring Training)



7 thoughts on “My Baseball Bucket List”

  1. I will be at Yankee Stadium this Saturday too! I can’t wait, hope to see Ryan play. Let’s Go Red Sox. Love your blog.

  2. You have to get some crab cakes at Camden Yards. That is truly a part of Baltimore. And if you have ever tried candle pin bowling in New England, then try to get a chance to go duckpin bowling while in Baltimore. It got it’s start at a bar in Baltimore. Similar to candle pin, but different enough o be challenging in its own way.

  3. Good Luck to both of you.I hope this is his big chance.I think Ryan is great and has a great future ahead of him.

  4. The link to “Yawkey Way and Other Attributes of Fenway Park” goes to the Yankees “A Historic Rivalry in a Contemporary Setting: Red Sox v Yankees” post instead of the Fenway Park post 🙂

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