We returned home late last night from our nearly two-week long baseball road trip extravaganza. If you’re wondering why we haven’t had any content here, it’s because all of our daily road trip journal entries have been featured at Baseball Prospectus. We are very happy with how the series turned out, and the series has been made completely free over at Baseball Prospectus for all to read. Below are links to each day’s post with brief descriptions of what we wrote about:
INTRODUCTION AND ITINERARY
In which we explained what the series would be and why we’re doing it.
DAY ONE: LYNCHBURG
Summary: The beginning of the trip and our first game.
Game: Frederick Keys (Orioles) at Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves)
Interviews: OF Kyle Wren and RHP Lucas Sims
DAY TWO: ASHEVILLE AND HICKORY
Summary: We saw two Low-A games in one day. Raimel Tapia was awesome.
Games: Lexington Legends (Royals) at Asheville Tourists (Rockies) and Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) at Hickory Crawdads (Rangers)
Interview: 1B Correlle Prime
DAY THREE: HUNTSVILLE
Summary: We went to an awful stadium with awesome people. Kris Bryant did Kris Bryant things.
Game: Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) at Huntsville Stars (Brewers)
Interview: INF Josh Prince
DAY FOUR: LSU
Summary: We went to a college baseball regional game where the baseball was okay but the college was spectacular.
Game: Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana State University
DAY FIVE AND SIX: HOUSTON
Summary: We attended two games at Minute Maid Park; the first as fans, the second as media.
Games: Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros
Interviews: 1B Chris Carter and OF Dexter Fowler
DAY SEVEN: We got lazy and didn’t write anything.
DAY EIGHT: DALLAS
Summary: We saw a game in Round Rock before heading North to Dallas and the Texas Wranglers.
Games: Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) at Round Rock Express (Rangers) and Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers
DAY NINE: FRISCO
Summary: We went to Dr. Pepper Ballpark and drank a lot of Dr. Pepper. We also saw another baseball game.
Game: San Antonio Missions (Padres) at Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers)
Interview: RHP Alec Asher
DAY TEN: LITTLE ROCK
Summary: Bill Clinton World and disappointing Angels prospects.
Game: Springfield Cardinals (Cardinals) at Arkansas Travelers (Angels)
DAY ELEVEN: BACK TO HUNTSVILLE
Summary: We went back to Huntsville because the people there are awesome. Then the rain came.
Game: Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks) at Huntsville Stars (Brewers)
DAY TWELVE: BACK TO HICKORY
Summary: We returned to Crawdad Land to see a RIDICULOUS baseball game and some talented Dominican teenagers.
Game: West Virginia Power (Pirates) at Hickory Crawdads (Rangers)
Interview: INF Nick Vickerson
DAY THIRTEEN: WINSTON-SALEM, DURHAM, AND GOING HOME
Summary: We saw two rainy games and finally headed home.
Games: Carolina Mudcats (Indians) at Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox) and Norfolk Tides (Orioles) at Durham Bulls (Rays)