The year was 1989. Ron and Scott had known each other for about 4 years, and had become good friends. Both were avid Baseball fans.
When Scott had a week of vacation coming, he decided to travel to Boston; he'd always wanted to see Fenway Park. Knowing that his friend Ron shared this desire, he asked him to come along.
Ron suggested, "Since we have a whole week, why not hit some other Ballparks as well?" Sounded good to Scott. That year, after making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, they attended games in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Detroit. They had so much fun they decided to do it again the next year.... And they've been doing it every year since.
Through 1993, the trips were limited to Major League cities and stadiums. Then came the infamous strike of '94. That year's trip was scheduled to begin on August 12th -- the very day the strike began. Not wanting to cancel the trip, our heroes devised a backup plan comprised of Minor League towns and ballparks. This hastily planned tour turned out to be their best week yet, culminating at the famous Durham Athletic Park, home of the Bulls and site of the film Bull Durham.
For the next two years, while the Major Leaguers played without a contract, the boys boycotted the Bigs, and rediscovered the charm of the smaller towns of the Minors.
Their stance on the Big Leagues has since softened, and now the annual trips are a mix of both Major and Minor. After 17 years, they boast 38 Major League Ballparks, and almost three times as many Minor Leagues. Along the way, they've seen a good chunk of this great country of ours.
We offer this site in the hope of conveying some of the excitement and adventure of heading someplace we've never been before -- and not knowing exactly what we'll find.
Come join us!