About the author:
My name is Bob Sabatini. I am a writer and baseball fan living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I recently graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. I am currently looking for a career path, however in my “previous lives” I have been a docent at a museum dedicated to the history of books and printing (where I picked up the skill of setting type—about a century too late), one of the backstage “elves” that makes the magic of community theatre possible, an editor and designer for several literary magazines, master of the run-on sentence, and held—for three years—my dream job: Hawking peanuts and Cracker Jack at Isotopes park.
About the tour:
In early summer 2002, I went to visit my Grandma and see some friends in Southern California. Sometime during that trip, with nothing better to do, I went to an Angels game. Little did I know what that would be the start of. Later that year, on a longer family outing, I went to Chavez Ravine for a Dodgers game. By then, I had hit upon the hare-brained scheme of going to see a ballgame at every park in the majors. (I blame MasterCard and their “Baseball Roadtrip” series of ads for this.) Now, over ten years later, I have been to twenty-seven of the thirty MLB ballparks.
Because I am a writer, I’d like to keep a little travelogue going, with just a few hundred words each day about the people I meet, the places I visit, and (of course) the games I see. I began keeping this blog for my trip in 2011 in which I visited Washington, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and revived it recently when I went on a railroad trip throughout the midwest to see games in Minnesota, Milwauke and St. Louis.