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Rockies game? Read this.

This stadium is right in the center of the city, tucked right in between highways and downtown. But at the same time, you’ve got a view of the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Catch a night game and you get to watch the sun set during the game.

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How to get there

The downside to being in the middle of the city is that parking is in small, expensive lots. And they defy logic by not getting any cheaper as you get farther away. A Lyft is probably your best bet – or stay at a hotel downtown and walk. (Denver is totally worth a weekend visit.)

Where to sit

Definitely sit on the first base side so you get the best mountain view. Consider the 300 level, Row 20. Unlike the green seats throughout the rest of the stadium, this row is purple because it is exactly 1 mile above sea level.

Batting practice

This is generally good. Lots of bleacher space and lots of balls traveling far in the thin air. Only downside is that there is a special row in front of the bleachers that only certain people are allowed in. These people have a habit of reaching up and snagging balls headed your way.

What to eat

They are trying way too hard at Coors Field. Lots of fancy, novelty foods that cost a lot but aren’t very good. Stick to the basics.

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Orioles Game? We’ve got you covered

Headed to Camden Yards? It’s amazing. Check out our tips to make sure you have a great experience.

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How to get there

There are a dozen multi-tiered highways that come into downtown Baltimore and it’s easy to go the wrong way. Leave time to get lost and for traffic. Lots of parking garages and the further away you get from the stadium, the cheaper they get.

Where to sit

You either want really good seats or left field bleachers. Anything else is uncomfortable and doesn’t always have clear sight lines. Left field bleachers let you see the warehouse and the game (and maybe get a ball).

Batting practice

Not the best stadium for batting practice. The only place you could get a ball during BP is left field and a small area in center field. So not a lot of opportunity, and those areas are crowded.

What to eat

Great food inside the park, but Boog’s BBQ is a must. Terrific sandwiches that get served fast – plus Boog Powell is usually there signing autographs while you wait in line. But that’s not all…after a day game, there are terrific seafood restaurants at the harbor and around the city where you could get dinner.


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Tips for a Braves Game

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Headed to Sun Trust Park? You won’t regret it. The Braves have an exciting young team and the newest stadium in the league.

How to get there

Getting anywhere in Atlanta is pure torture. Sun Trust Park is no exception. We would suggest taking an Uber or Lyft, so you can enter the stadium in a positive mood.

Where to sit

There are no bad seats and even the cheap seats high up are still pretty great. So not worth it to splurge for something too expensive.

Batting practice

First off, leave lots of time to get there for gates opening. Parking and just walking through the restaurants and bars all around the stadium take forever. So it’s easy to be late. On top of that, gates open on the late side compared to other parks.

What to eat

Food is decent, but nothing stands out – and there are lots of options. Plus it’s well designed, so you can get food and not miss much.

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6 strategies for a great ballpark trip

Heading to the ballpark? Great idea! Here are 6 tips that we’ve found make things easy and more fun.

1) Make ticket buying easy

Two apps are really good for monitoring ticket prices and buying tickets:

T!ckets – made by the terrific RateYourSeats.com, it breaks down tickets by front row (good for kids), covered seats, family-friendly and more.

SeatGeek – This is the easiest app to navigate and makes it a snap to track and compare prices. Best by far for buying and selling.

2) Plan ahead for parking

It’s all about exit strategy. Look at GoogleMaps before the game and plan to park somewhere that lets you right onto the highway home.

3) Don’t get frozen out

It might seem nice out, but as the sun goes down and you’re just sitting there for 3+ hours, it gets cold. Bring more layers than you think you need.

4) Bring a glove and a pen

Your kid is gonna want to try and get a ball and an autograph – be ready.

5) Bring a bag

You may like the idea of traveling light, but you’d be shocked how much stuff you pick up at a ballgame. Bring a bag and make life easy on yourself.

6) Join the kids club

Most teams have some form of “kids club” that you should sign up for. Sometimes they even require a credit card to sign up, but it’s usually still free. It can get you free tickets, free food, passes to get kids on the field and more. Look into it before you go – totally worth it.

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Best Promotions: Week 2 (4/1-4/7)

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Top 5 promotions of the week

(plus bobbleheads, dollar dogs and kids run the bases)

1. Foam “Chop On” Tomahawk

Braves — Monday, April 1. Also includes 80s MTV concert and magnetic schedule.


2. Dodgers Hoodie

Wednesday, April 3. Plus they play the Giants, so it should be a fun game.


3. Pirates T-Shirt

Friday, April 5 is Free shirt Friday! (also dollar dog night!)


4. Phillies Socks

Saturday, April 6 at 2:05.  Giving away “Johnson Control Phillies Socks” — plus it’s Bryce Harper’s first weekend with the Phillies against a lousy Twins pitching staff.


5. Phillies Knit Hat

Sunday, April 7 at 1:05.  Giving away “Nemours Knit Hat” to kids 14 and under.


Bobblehead giveaways

  • Mike Trout Silver Slugger Bobblehead (Angels, Friday April 5th)
  • Evan Longoria Bobblehead (SF Giants, Saturday April 6th)
  • Todd Frazier Bobblehead (NY Mets, Saturday April 6th)
  • Cardinals Hall of Fame Mystery Player Bobblehead (St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday April 6th)
  • Jacob deGrom Cy Sound Bobblehead (NY Mets, Sunday April 7th)

Dollar Dogs

(Save yourself some serious cash.)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers – Monday, April 1st (Opening Day)
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Tuesday, April 2nd
  • Texas Rangers – Wednesday, April 3rd
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Friday, April 5th

Kids Run the Bases

(A sure-fire way to give your kid an unforgettable experience.)

  • Chicago White Sox – Sunday, April 7th
  • Milwaukee Brewers – Sunday, April 7th


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4 Ballpark Meals to Put on Your Bucket List

There’s something about sitting in the stands watching a game that makes baseball park food special. Here are four food recommendations that help make your ballpark experience complete.

4) Cheesesteak and Crab Fries

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies

Get a cheesesteak from Tony Luke’s (a real Philly Cheesesteak) and get crab fries from Chickie and Pete’s. It’s a lot of walking, but once you’re set up in those stands, you’re ready to go. (Note: bring a drink and maybe some blood thinners for the potential heart attack to follow.)


3) Garlic Fries and Ghirardelli sundae for desert

AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants

This is a two-parter. Gilroy’s Garlic fries will light your mouth on fire. Then a few innings later, go get a sundae to cool things off.


2) Shake Shack Burger and Shake

Citi Field, New York Mets

The Mets offer some of the best food options in the MLB. Our advice: go to the Shake Shack, get a burger and a vanilla shake to wash it down. Perfection.


1) Skyline Chili Cheese Dog

Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati Reds

With a 6-inch cloud of finely-shredded cheese piled on top, you wonder how you can fit in all in your mouth, but then it mushes together into cheese-chili-hotdog-onions-mustard-heaven-gone.


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Baseball Logos: Rankings 1-10

[Public service announcement before I get into Jack’s final logo list. We have hit 100 downloads of our guide! If you haven’t downloaded it, check it out here. And if you know someone going to a game, be sure to send them to our website.]


10. Arizona Diamondbacks

This one is controversial. Some say it sucks. Others say it’s great. I say it is good. The “A”, admittedly blocky, and overall the logo might look better on football helmet, but I’m a sucker for hidden thing in logos. And the fact that the “A” doubles as a snake is so awesome. A+ for creativity.


9. Chicago Cubs

This logo is also super iconic. And even though it might be for how bad the Cubs traditionally are rather than how good, it still counts. The Cubs “C” might feel boring, but when you sit back and look at is, it really is awesome.


8. Miami Marlins 

The Marlins logo is the MLB’s newest, and it might be too early to tell, but I think they did pretty well. The “M” font is cool, and the black Marlin is the best we’ve seen yet. Overall, pretty good job.


7. Toronto Blue Jays

This is usually higher on other people’s lists. I never found the jay as intriguing as others have, but I still think it’s really cool. It is much better than the old one and the Maple Leaf is a great nod to Canada.


6. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers logo is the most iconic of any. The logo itself is solid but it doesn’t just represent the Dodgers. The fact that they’ve successfully made the “L-A” the symbol of that city is very impressive.


5. Chicago White Sox

Personally I love this logo. The font is awesome and it is the only logo to really have a word on it it rather than just a letter or a symbol. The “S-O-X” is a perfect blend of creativity and simplicity. Hats off.


4. Milwaukee Brewers

To be clear, I am talking about the glove, not the “M”. Although the “M” might be their true logo, I couldn’t leave out glove. Not only does it hide an “M-B” in it, it’s creativity might be tops in the league. The only thing about this logo that is stupid is that it isn’t the Brewers primary logo.


3. Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles past couple years have been lousy. The one thing they’ve done right is the switch back to the oriole bird. The bird is kid friendly, super creative, and well representative of that franchise. Congrats O’s, this is the highest up on a list you’ll be in a long time.


2. Detroit Tigers

This is the best font in the game. The “D” is so cool and it’s fun to draw. It has also been the Tigers logo forever making it super iconic. Overall great logo.


1. St. Louis Cardinals  

This is the best of the best. It isn’t super creative because it doesn’t need to be. Its legacy and perfect simplicity are awesome. A true work of art.


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Baseball Logos: Rankings 11-20

Part 2 of Jack’s baseball logo ranking. See Part 1 here.

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20. Atlanta Braves

The Braves logo is pretty weak. It isn’t as boring as Cinci, because it uses a cool font, but it’s still boring.


19. Washington Nationals

The Nats “W” is actually pretty slick. The font is is cool, and it doesn’t try to do too much. In fact this should be top-half logo. But, it’s also the Walgreens logo. Ouch.


18. Oakland Athletics

The A’s logo is very similar to the Braves. It’s kind of boring with a semi-cool font, and represents some history. The one thing that puts it ahead of Atlanta is the “s” at the end. That’s a nice touch.


17. Philadelphia Phillies

In their defense, this logo is pretty slick. The font is cool and is always associated with the Phils. But still, it would’ve been cool to see them dawn a logo more significant to their city (like their spring training caps).


16. Cleveland Indians

It’s pretty much official by now, the Indians are done with Wahoo Sam. And although that is clearly the right choice, their new logo is decidedly less interesting. The new “C” font is cool, but still nothing special.   


15. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates logo represents their name very well and the font is pretty cool. The yellow is iconic and fun to have on a cap. It’s truly a solid logo and just good enough to crack the top fifteen


14. San Francisco Giants

The Giants logo is basically the Pirates except with different letters. The orange is cool and the font, as we’ve already established, is pretty nice. Once again, nothing too special, but a very solid logo.


13. Los Angeles Angels

This logo is carried by the halo. Without the halo this is for sure out of the top twenty. The “A” is blocky and the back is weird, but the halo. Perfect. In fact, it really shows what can happen if you use one piece of iconic head gear (cough, cough Royals).


12. Boston Red Sox

This logo completely rides legacy. It’s nothing special, and the font is a little off, but no one cares. The Red Sox “B” is too iconic to change. Straight up too much history.


11. New York Yankees

This last two are virtually interchangeable. The yankees “N-Y” is so iconic, it sometimes can represent baseball. It will, like the Boston “B”, never change. The only reason it’s eleven is because I think it is a bit better of a logo, but it really doesn’t matter.



Baseball Logos: Rankings 21-30

A logo can truly make or break you. A good, creative logo can improve your brand, while a bad logo can cripple a company into mediocrity. The same is true in baseball. The best logos make a team more intriguing, while the worst give that team a sense of boringness. So, we decided to create a list ranking each teams logos.

30. Seattle Mariners

I have always hated this logo. It feels so crammed. The font of the “S” sucks and the compass is just a terrible touch. They tried their hand at creativity and failed miserably.  


29. Houston Astros

This is one of the newest logos in the league and also one of the worst. The tacky “H” fits much better in a cartoon than on a cap. At least the team is good.


28. Tampa Bay Rays

This is another horrendous logo. The “T-B” combo doesn’t work in that font and it has no creativity. It doesn’t even look like they tried.


27. Cincinnati Reds

This is hands-down the most boring logo in the league. It’s just a white “C” with a spike at the end. I would say it gets points for legacy, but to be honest, it’s not even that iconic because the Reds suck.


26. Texas Rangers

This logo feels blocky. They tried to make it 3D, but it just messed with the color scheme and made more of a shadow than a side. Overall, it just feels botched.


25. Minnesota Twins

I will say, the color on this logo is actually not bad. But past that, it’s just the Reds logo with a “T” going through it. Boring.


24. Colorado Rockies

This logo isn’t so much bad as it is disappointing. I feel like they could do so much more with the mountains and the landscape, like they did on their spring training caps. That’s a step in the right direction, but for now the logo just a “C-R” in a boring font.


23. Kansas City Royals

Like the Rockies, this logo isn’t awful, but it could be so much more. Unlike the Rockies, they only have to do one thing: Put a crown on the K. For the love of God put a crown on the K!  


22. San Diego Padres

The Padres most certainly have the least history of any team, making their logo not iconic at all, and instead just a white “S-D”. Not ugly, just lame.


21. New York Mets

Without the history behind this logo, the Mets would jump back 5 spots or so. But this is for sure one the league’s most iconic logos. The problem: it looks like a pile of orange peels.


Next up: Logos 11-20! Stay tuned.

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Unwritten Rules for Baseball Fans

1) Don’t walk up or down the aisle when someone is hitting 

When you think about it this, it seems logical. You don’t want to stand in front of someone when they are watching the game. But SO MANY PEOPLE do. For the love of God, please wait.


When you are at a football or basketball game, one of the most popular cheers is the wave. That is not the case at a baseball game. The wave, for whatever reason, is not “allowed” at baseball games. If one is started, don’t participate.

3) Boo on the second throw-over, not the first

Baseball fans will boo at a pitcher who attempts to pick off a runner at first. This is totally justified when it is the second (or more) time. If it’s only the first time, hold off on booing.

4) Stand up for the last strike

When the home team is a strike away from winning, most fans will stand up and clap. This has happened for years and the entire crowd usually does it.

5) Batting practice is for kids

When a kid gets a baseball, that kid becomes a fan for life. When an adult gets a baseball, if they don’t give it to a kid, that adult is a loser.

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