Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 Major & Minor League Baseball Fields

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd;

2012 is the 112th season for Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB).

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back.

The first regular MLB season series will be the Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Japan.  Buy me some sushi and fried octopus balls...

Let me root, root, root for the home team, if they don't win, it's a shame.

30 MLB teams in 18 U.S. states and one Canadian province, and 160 MiLB teams in 43 states and a different Canadian province.

For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old ball game.

You can buy tickets at MLB.com, and there are a number of ticket resellers like TicketsNow, TicketNetwork, Razorgator, TicketSolutions, Select-a-ticket, TicketFeeder and more.

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There is a lot of new technology that is going into stadiums these days, and last year Wired.com looked at some of the most interesting in their article called "Fields of Dreams: Ballparks Unveil Tech Upgrades".

If you have an iPad or iPhone, you have lots of options for keeping track of your favorite team and live scores:

MLB.com MLB.com At Bat - MLB.com | FOX Sports Mobile FOX Sports Mobile - FOX Sports Interactive |
CBS Sports for iPhone CBS Sports for iPhone - CBS Interactive

And if you're interested in Fantasy Baseball, there's an app for that too...

RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit 2012 RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit 2012 - Roto Sports, Inc. | Fantasy Baseball '12 - Yahoo/ESPN Manager Fantasy Baseball '12 - Yahoo/ESPN Manager - Bignoggins Productions LLC | ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2012 ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2012 - ESPN

...plus books to help you draft the best players...
...and a lot more.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Best Vintage Stores

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You may be living in the 21st century, but that doesn't mean you have to dress that way.

Shops that carry vintage clothing have always been around, whether selling used clothing (thrift shops, 2nd hand stores, etc.) or new clothing meant to look either old (though some sort of distressing) or like it's from another era.

While you can find hidden treasures at thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army, you can find a more curated collection of clothing & accessories at dedicated vintage stores.  These two articles talk about where to find the best:
Move the map to find the four stores in the Departures story located in Europe.