Just a month away—Spring Training

Forget daffodils and the Easter Bunny, to the die-hard baseball fan, Spring Training is what marks the real beginning of spring. The earliest Spring Training on record occurred when the Red Sox and White Sox organized baseball camps in New Orleans in 1870.  The Washington Capitals National League team followed by holding a four day […]

Did You Know…Fun World Series Facts

Yogi Berra holds two World Series Records, having the most appearances, 14 and having the most wins at 10.  He also holds the records for the most hits at 71 for all the series he appeared in, 1947-1963. Mickey Mantle holds several records for his World Series appearances between the years of 1951 and 1964.  […]

Sports Trivia–On this date, October 14th

Sports Firsts, Victories and Follies for October 14 Here is some great sports trivia for events that occurred on October 14 over the last 100+ years In 1905, the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia A’s in the 2nd World Series.  They won 4 games to the A’s 1. In 1906, in the first American […]

Gift Ideas for Dad

Have you gotten anything for your Dad yet?  Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Here are five ideas to help you get that sports or entertainment fan something special! 1.  A trip to the ESPY Awards:  Give your Dad the unique opportunity of walking down the red carpet, sitting shoulder to shoulder with sports greats, […]

How are you spending Mother’s Day?

As an early Mother’s Day gift, I took my mom to two Tampa sporting events. The first was to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the St. Pete Times Forum in game three of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals. Though she’s still a die-hard Red Wings fan, she’s adopted the Lightning […]

Baseball Tours begin on Opening Day

A couple weeks ago we traveled to Michigan for the Detroit Tigers home opener.  Like any spring, the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Opening day was no exception…rain and 45 degrees. But that didn’t detour Tigers fans. They are used to sun and/or snow for the big day and came out in droves to […]