I’m a big believer in making time for yourself no matter how busy you are. I’m also a big believer in traditions. And to top it off, I’ll be turning 35 and the end of this year and I think it’s time to put all these things together and I think I’ve come up with a good solution.
So in the grand tradition of the Jay Buckley Baseball Tours, a buddy of mine, my brother, and I have decided to start our own annual baseball odyssey. With our inaugural trip this year we will be setting out from Central Illinois and traveling north to catch a game in Milwaukee and two games in Minneapolis at the new Target Field.
Most of you know I’m a big Twins fan and this will be my very first trip up to Minnesota to catch a Twins home game so I’m very excited. What I’m not excited about is the ticket prices that I’m finding. My original plan was to pay big for one game and sit close and then pay small on the second game and sit somewhere relatively “scenic”. What I’m finding is that the secondary market on tickets up there is pretty high. I can’t even find “cheap” tickets that are by definition….CHEAP! I have time though so I’ll keep looking. I was easily able to snag great seats in Milwaukee so I was happy there.
So our itinerary looks like this…
- August 12th – Diamondbacks @ Brewers
- August 13th – A’s @ Twins
- August 14th – A’s @ Twins
- Return home
I’m semi-tempted to see if the guys are up for the Sunday August 15th afternoon game between the Sox and Detroit in Chicago but that may be asking for a lot….4 games in 4 days. We’ll see.
Like I said, I’m a big believer in traditions so I’m hoping this will be an annual thing for us (with the addition of others who can’t make it this year). We’re all getting older and many of us have kids that keep us busy (I have a 3-year old and one more coming in late September) so taking a “guys trip” once a year is something I think we’ll need to keep us all sane. 🙂