A few weeks ago I got together with Dan & Erik and we came up with a basic structure for this year's baseball road trip. I think we'll settle on transportation in five days or so - Tuesday is the best day to buy plane tickets, right?
Like last year there are no major league games to be watched. If you know of any gems along the way of wandering route, make a note in the comments.
Here's the basic structure of the trip, all night games:
Thu, 6/3 New Orleans, LA (Zephyrs) AAA
Fri, 6/4 Jackson, MS (Braves) AA
Sat, 6/5 Mobile, AL (Bay Bears) AA
Sun, 6/6 Pensacola, FL (Pelicans) Independent American Association (the same league as the St. Paul Saints)
Mon, 6/7 Montgomery, AL (Biscuits) AA
Earlier today I read about the Southern Foodways Planning Map and I can't wait to take that for a spin.
I've read the reviews on BallPark Reviews for all the stadiums we're visiting. Sadly, none jump out at me as being amazing places. I think the old structure along the first base side of Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium should be interesting and cool. And I'm looking forward to the wackiness that seems to be the concession area of Pelican Park. It looks like summer camp!
That's all the research I've managed so far. Where should we drive? What should we eat? What roadside stops are worth an hour or our time? What bars need to be visited after the games? Chime in!