Tonight kicks off the first and last annual KSR MLB Road Trip. Matt and I are meeting one of his high school buddies in Cincinnati this evening and heading to West Lafayette to party at Purdue before making our way up to Chicago for the first game of the trip. After the Saturday afternoon game at Wrigley Field, we’ll be going to eight other stadiums in eight days including the grand finale at Great American Ballpark for a Reds-Braves matchup on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Here’s the complete schedule:
— Sat. 16 Chicago Cubs (vs Marlins)
— Sun 17 Detroit Tigers (vs White Sox)
— Mon 18 New York Mets (vs Marlins)
— Tues 19 Baltimore Orioles (vs Red Sox)
— Wed 20 Pittsburgh Pirates (vs Reds)
— Thur 21 Toronto Blue Jays (vs Mariners)
— Fri 22 Boston Red Sox (vs Mariners)
— Sat 23 Philadelphia Phillies (vs Padres)
— Sun 24 Cincinnati Reds (vs Braves)
If you live in one of those cities and have always wanted to watch an MLB game with three guys who smell like wet feet and stale Doritos, you might be in luck. We have an extra ticket to each game and we’ll be giving them away via some form of distribution we haven’t come up with yet. Just keep that in mind.
This is going to be an extremely long nine days but it’s a trip very few people get the opportunity to do and I’m happy to be a part of it. Our plan is to provide entertaining content and stories during these slow summer days, and we promise to not flood the site with MLB box scores and tales of Matt giving his business cards to the locals. We’ll write one or two daily updates on the site, but if you want to follow the journey and all of its randomness, Matt and I will be tweeting pictures, videos, etc. the whole way. [@MattJonesMLB / @DrewFranklinKSR]
I’m anxious, nervous, and excited to tackle one-fourth of America and make our dreaded return to the Canada border. I wish we could take all of you with us.
Oh, and I don’t like baseball. So, there’s that.