Daily Archives: July 24, 2011

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Ballparks I’d Like To Visit’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Ballparks I’d Like To Visit’

I love to take road-trips.  If I could have my way, all of my vacations would involve touring around North America cruising from great city to great city.

In the last 5 years, I have flown to the following states and then rented a car with the purpose of touring around:  Colorado, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Chicago, and Texas.

And each time we go somewhere, I always make the comment, ‘I’d love to catch a big league game here’.  So far, I have been shut out.  But as my boys get bigger and become baseball fans, fingers crossed, I am hoping we can take in some ball games in other parks around the country.

Here is a list of the ‘Top Ten Ballparks I’d Like To Visit’.

10 – Rangers Ballpark At Arlington, TX

9 – Target Field, MN

8 – Turner Field, GA

7 – Busch Stadium, MO

6 – Great American Ballpark, OH

5 – Rogers Center, Canada

4 – AT&T Park, CA

3 – Orioles Park At Camden Yards, MD

2 – Yankee Stadium, NY

1 – Fenway Park, MA

Man, I am ready to go now!!  Who’s with me??

Congratulations To The Newest Members Of The Baseball Hall Of Fame – Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!

Congratulations To The Newest Members Of The Baseball Hall Of Fame – Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!

From all of us at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’, we just wanted to extend congratulations to the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame, headlined by Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!!

Congratulations Gentlemen – Well Deserved!!!

Ozzie Smith 1996 Upper Deck ‘Best Of A Generation’

Ozzie Smith 1996 Upper Deck ‘Best Of A Generation’

An excellent theme for a baseball card subset!!!

Was Ozzie Smith the ‘Best Of A Generation’???

You bet your A$$!!!

Happy Birthday Barry Bonds!!!

Happy Birthday Barry Bonds!!!

Barry Bonds turns 47 years old today.

Where, oh where has Barry Bonds been?  I can honestly say that I am not very pleased with how Bonds left the game.  I kind of feel unfulfilled with his exit from the sport.

We are all entitled to our opinions, and I know that we all have them when it comes to Bonds.  But, of all of the guys that have exited the game during the course of the last 4+ years and are headed to Cooperstown, we saw sharp declines in their output – except for Barry’s.  We saw it from Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. and John Smoltz and Randy Johnson and even my beloved Greg Maddux.

But Bonds is the guy that I feel like he could have given us more to watch.  3,000 hits was very close.  As was 800 home runs.  I would have like to have seen him reach both milestones prior to his retirement from the game.

Happy Birthday Mr. Bonds – you are missed by this fan!!!