This trip is a kind of my dream to go to the United States to watch a ball game by visiting many ballparks. This dream will come true next week.
I booked the flight ticket flying from Tokyo to New York and back from Chicago. I will stay there for about two weeks including the visit to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit and then Chicago. (Maybe Milwaukee, too.)
My plan is to watch five or six ballgames while I am there. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include my favorite player Ichiro’s Marlins’ game nor other Japanese players like Maeda, Darvish, and Iwakuma, but the primary purpose of this trip is to go to ballparks to feel the atmosphere, history, and culture of MLB ballparks.
I have been to ballparks in the west coast such as San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Los Angels, but never in the East Coast and Midwest.
And this trip is not all about baseball. I have some free time to do sightseeing in New York City and Boston maybe in Baltimore. Also, I’m going to rent a car at Philadelphia to drive through Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Detroit.
I did that kind of road trips twice in the United States before. One is to start at San Diego and drive West to the other side of the continent. That was back in 2008.
The second time was even more amazing. I started San Francisco then drove down to grand circle and drove north up to Yellow Stone and the border with Canada. Finally drove down along the West Coast to San Francisco. That was in 2010.
I am so excited to have another trip in the states where I could say my second home country. If we have a chance, Let’s meet somewhere during the journey. Please feel free to ping me.