With only a couple of more days left on this tour, I figured that I would take this opportunity to let you know what I am planning to do next season and beyond. This 30-stadium tour is just the beginning.
I am in the process of writing a book about this tour that will include stories from people all over the country as well as my own. I have been asked if I would ever do this tour again. Now that I am reaching the end I can confidently say that I would do it again in a heartbeat. Next season, I plan on doing a similar tour with the minor league stadiums. Before you say anything, I know, it is impossible to do all of the minor league ball parks in one season. There are hundreds of affiliated A, AA and AAA teams scattered throughout the country. What I plan to do (and this is in the earliest stages of development in my mind) is to pick an arbitrary number; for now I will just say 100. I will then map out a way to see 100 games in 100 days and attempt to include every one of the continental 48 states (sorry Hawaii and Alaska).
The following season I would like to do a tour of the International ballparks in places like China, Japan, Australia, Dominican Republic and many many more. Ultimately I want to tell the story of the ball park in big city USA, small town America and International cities around the world and how each stadium has a symbiotic relationship with its home town. I want to tell the story of how each one of us is connected to our home parks no matter what the size of our cities. I will keep you updated, but for those of you who are interested, I suggest you sign up for my mailing list and my twitter account so you can be the first to know what I will be doing next.
This tour is not over though. I still have two more stadiums to see. Tomorrow I make my first visit to the Rogers Centre. I can not wait!
Miles Traveled: 0
Time in Car: 0 hours
Sleep Time: 6 Hours 30 minutes
Bottles of Water: 4
Food Eaten: Pizza from Pizzaiolao
Total Money spent today $0.00
Cumulative Miles through today 16,360
Cumulative Time in car through today 299 hours 50 minutes