Bucket List for MLB Fans

As teams have reported to Florida and Arizona for the start of Spring Training, its been quiet as usual on the blog as theres not much to write about during the off-season.

Last evening I came out with a list of great things I myself and probably many baseball fans would like to accomplish in their life time for baseball.

What I came up with- in no sort of order..

1. Visit all 30 MLB Ballparks
2. Attend a World Series game
3. Attend a All Star Game/ Hr. Derby
4. Visit the baseball HOF in Cooperstown
5. Catch a game Homerun
6. Take tours of classic ballpark (Wrigley Field, Fenway Park)
7. Get autograph directly from a player/ your favorite player
8. Get picture taken with a player
9. Take a Spring Training Trip
10. Own a partial or full season Ticket Plan for your favorite team
11. Attend a doubleheader
12. Visit Baseball Musuems (Negro league, Louisville Slugger, ect)
13. Snag a special commemorative baseball
14. Be shown on a ballpark’s Jumbotron
15. Eat Ballpark classics (Boog’s BBQ, Dodger Dog, Primanti Bro’s, ect)
16. Catch a players first Major-league Homer
17. Get an item from a player- (bat, batting gloves, hat)
18. Throw out a first pitch
19. Sit in Steve Bartman’s seat at Wrigley Field
20. Sit on top of Green Monster at Fenway
21. Sit with the “Bleacher Creatures” at Yankee Stadium
22. Attend over 25 games in one season
23. Attend a MLB game outside the USA (Japan, WBC, ect)
24. Attend a Yankee vs Red Sox rivalry game
25. Be on the field during a team’s batting practice

How many of these did you complete? Have any more to add to the list? Leave comments below!

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2 comments

  1. Cook & Son Bats

    Nice list, James. Lots a good goals for you here. Let’s see how Tim and I are doing on this list so far:
    1. Visit all 30 MLB Ballparks – will be completed this season – including all 30 current and 4 closed stadiums.
    2. Attend a World Series game – waiting until the Mariners are in it.
    3. Attend a All Star Game/ Hr. Derby – when it comes back to Seattle.
    4. Visit the baseball HOF in Cooperstown – going in a couple years when Griff is inducted.
    5. Catch a game Homerun – not yet. Real close twice.
    6. Take tours of classic ballpark (Wrigley Field, Fenway Park) – been to ’em both, but no tours.
    7. Get autograph directly from a player/ your favorite player – yep, many times.
    8. Get picture taken with a player – yep, many times.
    9. Take a Spring Training Trip – yep, twice for Tim and 3 for me.
    10. Own a partial or full season Ticket Plan for your favorite team – yep, Mariners in high school, Phillies now.
    11. Attend a doubleheader – yep, 2 traditional doubleheaders, 2 multiple city doubleheaders.
    12. Visit Baseball Musuems (Negro league, Louisville Slugger, ect) – Louisville Slugger in 2008.
    13. Snag a special commemorative baseball – yep, Metrodome, Target Field, Citi Field, Angels 50th anniversary.
    14. Be shown on a ballpark’s Jumbotron – yep, several times.
    15. Eat Ballpark classics (Boog’s BBQ, Dodger Dog, Primanti Bro’s, ect) – Boog’s and Dodger Dog
    16. Catch a players first Major-league Homer – not even close.
    17. Get an item from a player- (bat, batting gloves, hat) – yep, RRS’s jersey, Milton Bradley’s bat, Matt Sinatro’s bat.
    18. Throw out a first pitch – nope.
    19. Sit in Steve Bartman’s seat at Wrigley Field – not for a game, possibly during BP.
    20. Sit on top of Green Monster at Fenway – stood up there, not sat there for a game (too expensive)
    21. Sit with the “Bleacher Creatures” at Yankee Stadium – yep, old Yankee Stadium. Its totally different at new Yankee Stadium.
    22. Attend over 25 games in one season – 30 plus the last several years.
    23. Attend a MLB game outside the USA (Japan, WBC, ect) – nope.
    24. Attend a Yankee vs Red Sox rivalry game – Before Tim was born, my parents and I saw the Yankees at Fenway. Red Sox won!
    25. Be on the field during a team’s batting practice – nope. But, man, I’d love to shag fly balls during a Mariners BP. I have taken BP on the field before a Reading Phillies game.

  2. jbooher2013

    @Todd-

    Nice! You and Tim have completed many of these “goals”! What is your top 5 favorite ballparks that you have seen so far?

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