My Major League Baseball Roadmap 2018

Every year I try to make it to a new stadium, be it Major League Baseball, National Football League, English Premier League, you get the drift.  This year I’m going to up my challenge to myself, including attending not 1 but 2 Opening Day games.  Yes, I’ll be at the Mets Home Opener on March 29, followed by the Yankees Home Opener on April 2.  I’ve been to both stadiums quite a few times but amidst the craziness I’m going to be checking out the new food options, new gathering areas, and of course the new players!

Check out my Major League Baseball roadmap below to see what other stadiums I’m going to be heading to this summer!

Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

I’ve been to Lincoln Financial, I’ve explored Xfinity Live! and now its time I get down and dirty at Citizens Bank to catch a Phillies game.  It’s a wonder that I haven’t made it down for a game since its so close but this is the year!

There’s nothing like sitting outside at the ballpark with a cold beer and a hot dog, right? Yes, and no. I love that ballparks have been changing with the times.  Peanuts and cracker jacks won’t please everyone and Citizens Bank Park has stepped up their game!

On top of the normal, they are introducing Smoked Brisket Tacos (YUM), Crispy Chicken Sandwich with tomato bacon jam (double yum), and… wait for it… COOKIE DOUGH!  Y’all my sweet tooth is BAD and there is never a day that cookie dough can’t fix that.  Oh, your teams losing? No biggie, go get a cup of cookie dough with sprinkles!

Nationals Park, Home of the Washington Nationals

Last summer, on the hottest day of the year, I caught a game at Nats Park.  It was beautiful, but I think I was sweating too much to appreciate it!  So this year, I’ll head back in hopes of keeping things a bit cooler.

One of the greatest parts about the park?  That from the top deck you can see straight over to the Capital Building.  It’s a bit out of the way from where you may normally play in D.C. but worth a trip on the metro.  Especially because this year they are bringing out the alcoholic juice pouches! ADULT CAPRI SUNS EVERYONE!

Camden Yards, Home of the Baltimore Orioles

This one has been on my to do list for quite some time now. Every person I’ve spoken to who has made the trip to Camden Yards says its the best stadium they’ve ever visited.  Well, its my turn to find out in 2018!

I’ve already got my pregame planned.  Rumor has it that Pickles Pub is a must before catching any game.  There’s nothing like pickle back shots and Natty Bo’s to start your day… At least that’s what I’m told.

Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

AKA, Home of the Enemy!  Just kidding, kind of. I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve never really explored Boston.  I’ve been around Boston, caught a Patriots game, saw Plymouth Rock, and survived Winter Storm Nemo a few years back, but not truly explored.

So this year I’ve got a plan mapped out that includes finally seeing a game at Fenway.  I’m really excited to take in the history, and the brunch!  Did you know they introduced a Créme Brûlée French Toast to this year’s menu?  Those are 2 of my favorite things, put together in one, at the ballpark.  Hello greatest day, ever!

Phew! What a to do list!  I’m hoping to add a few more and will keep you posted as I go.  In the meantime, look out for next week’s posts comparing my two Major League Baseball Opening Day experiences!


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