The New York Times publishes what I would call a commentary piece/short feature (as opposed to the regular sports news) in its Sunday edition. That’s where I found this piece by John Oudens on “A Baseball Binge Woven From Dreams.” Basically, we’re talking about visiting five ballparks in five days, something many fans would love to do.In this case, Oudens attended games at the home fields for the Red Sox, Yankees, White Sox, Brewers, and Phillies. All good so far.
However, he ends the essay with this:
As weary as I was on Sunday night, most of my thoughts were on the lingering pleasures of live baseball, however much trouble it took to be there, and on whether I might mount a more ambitious undertaking.
There are 30 major league baseball stadiums. There are trains, planes and automobiles. Thirty parks. Thirty days. It is doable.
Yeah, it’s doable. And it’s been done, by Ben Blatt and Eic Brewster in I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever. I’ll be reviewing this for Bookreporter.com next month.
Somehow I think Oudens should have done a little research and known that.