I met Shane Talbot through the Ballpark Stampeders Facebook group, 1,400+ fellow ballpark fans sharing their trips and stamps thanks to Tim Parks. Shane started his quest to see all 30 ballparks last year. He made his first trip to Fenway earlier this season and met up with fellow Stampeder Paul Rodriguez.
1st Inning – When did you become a baseball fan?
2nd Inning – What was your first MLB game?
I as about 7 years old, it was an A’s game at the Oakland Coliseum. My first Ballpark Passport game was last year, Angels Stadium.
3rd Inning – Total MLB games attended?
4th Inning – Who is your favorite team? What made you a fan?
Oakland A’s, SF Bay Area born and raised
5th Inning – What ballparks have you visited?
Oakland Coliseum, AT&T Park, Petco Park, Angels Stadium, Fenway Park and Coors Field
6th Inning – Do you plan on visiting all 30 ballparks?
Yes, I just started on the official Quest for 30 last season so I am still a rookie.
7th Inning – 2016 Year in Review – Ballpark road trips, # of games, etc.?
Petco Park and Angels Stadium
8th Inning What are you plans for 2017?
I would like to visit 3 or 4 new ballparks this year. Try and knock out cities or states with 2 ballparks like Chicago, New York and Texas. I was about to make it to Fenway when I was in New England for business.
9th Inning – What is your favorite ballpark memory?
The road trips. Driving down to San Diego and Anaheim from the Bay Area. Picking up Green Monster seats for $25.