In the middle of our magical Baseball tour we were in Minneapolis for the MLB All Star game. The city was ready. The people were helpful and kind.
The day before the game we had tickets to what they call Fanfest. Basically it is a huge collection of Baseball goodies, most for sale.
We got a couple free T-shirts and I bought a way too expensive All Star jersey of Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in Baseball right now, and besides that, a Dodger.
We thought it would be cool to find a map with all the ballparks on it. Then we saw one. We went over to the vendor, but the map was not for sale. Instead he was selling something even cooler.
I knew right away I was not going away without this, so did the vendor. It is very well made. High grade leather holding an excellent three ring binder. The guy selling it was the founder of the company. We told him we were on a tour and almost half done, so we would not be able to get stamps from the parks we had already visited. He quickly pulled out a box full of stamps and asked us where we had been and the dates. He quickly solved our problem by putting in the stamps. He was an excellent salesman, with a great product!
The little numbered stickers cover all the ball parks we went to on Our Broach Baseball tour. I did not copy the west coast map, but on my own I went to Dodger Stadium and AT&T park in San Francisco. You can see that we need to book a tour next season to see the parks in the south!
When you visit a park, the passport clearly instructs you where to go to get your “visa”.
I was amazed that each park was ready and willing to “stamp my passport”.
The company that created this cool souvenir for us seamheads is called Pass-Port sports and can be found here, www.mlbballparkpassport.com Like I have said, they have created not only a cool and great quality product, but if you are ever lucky enough to be able to go on a Baseball tour, this book will allow you to keep gameday memories. It tells you factoids about the parks, and prompts you to enter stuff like starting pitchers, where you sat, the weather and box scores.
So soon I will begin to cover each and every park we went to. I will describe everything from the dogs, to the beer to the mens room and to the vomitoriums. If you do not know what a vomitorium is, stay tuned. It is not what you think!
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