It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. Opening Day is right around the corner as the major and minor league seasons are set to start spectacularly soon. That means that the two of us will soon be embarking on our third annual CFBBQ SUMMER ROAD TRIP. *applause track* *balloons fall from ceiling* Two years ago, during the 2013 season we drove from our houses in DC to the Field of Dreams in Iowa and made our way back through Chicago and the Midwest League. Last year, we drove from DC to Texas and back, hitting up the Southern, South Atlantic, and Texas Leagues in the process. This year we decided to go even bigger, even further, and even longer.
On our first road trip, Jordan and I joked about one day doing a trip from Petco Park in San Diego to Safeco Field in Seattle. We laughed it off as a pipe dream; no way would we ever have the skills, smarts, or organization skills to pull that off. Well, we still don’t have any of those things, but we’re doing it anyway.
Just like last year, we’ll be writing all about the trip over at Baseball Prospectus. The plan is to put up a post a day chronicling our adventures. There’s a good chance we’ll set up some sort of meet up in at least one of the cities we come to. We love talking baseball and we hope to get the chance to do that with some of you guys.
(Note: If Jake’s college team makes the Division-III playoffs then the entire trip could be revised and/or delayed. Obviously his #1 priority is his team and we will cross that possible issue if that issue arises)
San Diego to Seattle (All Times PT):
Thursday, May 21st: Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres – 6:10 PM
Friday, May 22nd: Visalia Rawhide (ARI) @ Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 23rd: San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers – 7:10 PM
Sunday, May 24th: Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) @ Lancaster Jethawks (HOU) – 2:00 PM
Monday, May 25th: High Desert Mavericks (TEX) @ Bakersfield Blaze (SEA) – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 26th: Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers – 7:05 PM
Wednesday, May 27th: Maybe Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) @ Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – 3:05 PM but for sure San Jose Giants (SF) @ High Desert Mavericks (SEA) 6:35 PM
Thursday, May 28th: Modesto Nuts (COL) @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) 7:05
Friday, May 29th: Detroit Tigers @ Anaheim Angels – 7:05 or
Saturday, May 30th: Lake Elsinore @ Stockton (OAK) – 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 31st: New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics – 1:05 PM
Monday, June 1st: Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Fransisco Giants – 7:05 PM
Tuesday, June 2nd: Pittsburg Mettle @ Sonoma Stompers - 6:05
Wednesday, June 3rd: Driving day
Thursday, June 4th: Tampa Bay Rays @ Seattle Mariners – 7:10 or New Orleans Zephyrs @ Tacoma Rainiers – 7:05
Friday, June 5th: Tampa Bay Rays @ Seattle Mariners – 7:10 or New Orleans Zephyrs @ Tacoma Rainiers – 7:05
Saturday, June 6th: Tampa Bay Rays @ Seattle Mariners – 7:10
Sunday, June 7th: Tampa Bay Rays @ Seattle Mariners – 1:10