I met Billy Hinton through the Ballpark Stampeders Facebook group. Last season he visited 17 ballparks on his quest for 30 and has many great stories to share. After going Nine with the Nerd check out Billy’s blog The Tenth Inning for his reviews and more on his ballpark adventures.Thanks Billy for sharing your story on Ballpark Nerd! [Read more…]
I met Erica Reniff through the BallPark Stampeders Facebook group. When she is not keeping track of East Coast stamps Erica is working through her quest to visit all 30 ballparks as well as the many minor league parks within driving distance of Central New York. Erica shares her fandom in this edition of Nine with the Nerd.
1st Inning – When did you become a baseball fan?
I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember. My grandparents would often take care of me when I was a child, and my grandmother was (and still is) a huge Yankees fan. She passed down a lot of her memorabilia, cards, and whatnot. I definitely learned a love of the game from her. [Read more…]
You never know when you’re going to meet “the one”. For me, I met my wife Catherine in one of my favourite places, at SkyDome (errr Rogers Centre) in Toronto. My brother and I flew down to Toronto from Edmonton Alberta, which is a cool 3,400 kilometres (2,112 miles) away, for Opening Day 2012. We were excited to see the Jays take on the Boston Red Sox, and decided to stay in the Renaissance Hotel which overlooks the field. We felt like ballers!. [Read more…]
This is a long mostly personal story, but I thought it was appropriate to share here, partly because we’re now into the offseason and there’s not yet as much baseball material to discuss, and partly because I have no idea where else to share it. I hope some of you might enjoy reading it.
I met Tracy Tran through our mutual admiration for the Tony Kornheiser Show (La Cheesiere!). Tracy is a devout Nationals fan and is hoping they can tie their 2017 NLDS Series up today against the Cubs. This week Tracy went Nine with Nerd to share his Baseball ballpark experiences.