This is an attempt to chronicle my experiences at all of Major League Baseball's stadiums.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Doc - Ouch...
Unfortunately, my first news story is a sad one. I have had the fortune of meeting Dwight "Doc" Gooden, and he was quite possibly one of the most impressive and genuine baseball celebrities I have ever met. Bad things happen to good people, and a DWI allegation doesn't diminish my view of his personal character in any way. Great guy, bad decision. He's been through a lot in his life, so this one hurts deep. Best of luck, Doc.
10.0 - Fenway Park - Boston, MA 9.5 - Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY 9.5 - Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL 9.0 - Target Field - Minneapolis, MN 9.0 - Safeco Field - Seattle, WA 9.0 - Citizens Bank Park - Philly, PA 8.5 - Citi Field - Queens, NY 8.5 - Nationals Park - Washington, DC 8.0 - Camden Yards - Baltimore, MD 8.0 - PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA 8.0 - Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City 8.0 - Great American Ballpark - Cincy 8.0 - Chase Field - Phoenix, AZ 7.5 - US Cellular Field - Chicago, IL 7.5 - PETCO Park - San Diego, CA 7.5 - AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA 7.5 - Minute Maid Park - Houston, TX 7.5 - Coors Field - Denver, CO 7.5 - Dodgers Stadium - LA, CA 7.5 - Comerica Park - Detroit, MI 7.5 - Angels Stadium - Anaheim, CA 7.25 - Sun Life Stadium - Miami, FL 7.0 - Turner Field - Atlanta, GA 7.0 - Miller Park - Milwaukee, WI 7.0 - Progressive Field - Cleveland, OH 7.0 - Busch Stadium - St. Louis, MO 6.75 - Tropicana Field - St. Pete, FL 6.5 - Oakland Coliseum - Oakland, CA 6.0 - Rogers Centre - Toronto, ON
I grew up in Houston, Texas and developed a love for baseball that borders on insanity. I played through high school (and college intramurals), wrote high school and college papers on Jackie Robinson and Joe DiMaggio as an American symbol during World War II. I culminated my experiences with baseball in academia by writing my thesis on the Hall of Fame, its structure, and the resulting impact on Power Era players. After graduation, I worked in the Business Development and Financial Operations Departments with the New York Yankees from June 2009 - January 2010. My switching careers has provided enough time to attempt and blog about this epic baseball journey.