Out of the Park Baseball 16 Epic League

For this project, I have started a historical league in Out of the Park Baseball 16 and will play as the GM of the St. Louis Cardinals organization from the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1871 to 2071 for an epic 200 seasons of Out of the Park Baseball.

I will be documenting this project on my Baseball Realms blog.

 

Cardinals Blog

I enjoy both the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and writing about stuff, so blogging about the Cardinals seems like a natural extension of that.

Getting the blog started is mostly a function of time.  I am going to tentatively aim to start either during the 2014/2015 “hot stove” season or the 2015 baseball season.

I will update the blog when I am ready to get started.

 

Cardinals Topps Baseball Card Collection

I had a decent size baseball card collection when I was a kid, but ended up leaving it behind somewhere along the way.

I don’t intend to start another general collection, but I would like to collect the Topps version of all the St. Louis Cardinals players’ cards from 1982 (the year I started following baseball) to the present.

I have some of the cards via a collection my grandpa left behind, but I haven’t sorted through them all to see which ones yet.

I will update the blog with my progress.

 

Busch Stadium – Sit in the Green Seats

The “green seats” at Busch stadium are the premium seats directly behind home plate. So far, I have sat in the bleachers and the Bank of America Club at Busch III.

Both areas have their appeal, but sitting in the green seats is a bucket list worthy experience. The green seats are officially known as the “Cardinals Club,” which is one of the many all-inclusive areas at the stadium.  In addition to those primo seats behind the plate, you get an “upscale buffet” and unlimited drinks.  Average price for Cardinal’s Club tickets is around $300, though with dynamic pricing it changes from game to game.

In order to fulfill this wish, I’ll need to save up the $300 for the ticket, plus about $300 for a hotel room downtown plus another $100 or so for food and gas.

I will update the blog when I’m ready to make plans for my green seat experience.

 

 

 

World Series Game – Be a Spectator

I’ve been fortunate enough to see the Cardinals play in several World Series on television, however I haven’t yet had the chance to see them play in a series in person.

With the number of good young players the Cardinals have at the major and minor league level, hopefully there will be a number of opportunities to cross this item off my list in the coming years.

I will update the blog when I’m read to plan my trip.

 

Every MLB Stadium – See a Game

I have been a baseball fan since I was 8 or 9 and my grandpa used to take us to see the St. Louis Cardinals play at Busch stadium II.

I usually get out to see a game or two a year at Busch III.  I also saw the Royals play at Kauffman stadium when I lived in Kansas City in the late 90s.  Here is a review I wrote about the Bank of America Club all-inclusive area at Busch III.

Like many baseball fans, I would like to see at least one game in each of the 30 MLB stadiums.  Since the Cardinals are my favorite team, I will probably try to aim for games the Cardinals are playing on the road.

I will update the blog when I have plans in place to visit my first “foreign” stadium.