Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Morning

It's Monday, July 20th, at 1:45 AM - and I should be asleep. We're driving back to New York City in the morning, passing through many hours worth of upstate New York. The Blue Jays game was fun, although I always hate seeing my team get completely shut down offensively. Roy Halladay pitched another one of his many complete games, this time holding the AL East leaders to only one run - and doing the Blue Jays a huge favor by showing off his utter dominance to every GM around the league.

Justin pointed out that we may have witnessed Roy Halladay's last home start ever for the Jays. He has one more start at home before the July 31st trading deadline, this Saturday verse the Rays.

After the game we checked out the Hockey Hall of Fame here in T.O. A very interactive place, they had goalie simulators that kids (or adults) could test their skills blocking rubber pucks that shoot out of a video screen. They have a large room dedicated to international hockey. And they have trophies. Lots of them. I definitely recommend the Hockey Hall of Fame if you ever find yourself in Toronto.

I've now been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. Not to mention the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Every one of those places is well worth the admission price, a necessary pilgrimage for every sports fan (or music fan, as the case may be). The only big one in sports that I've missed is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but that's in Springfield Massachusetts... I think I can manage it. Does soccer have anything worthwhile like that, in this country or overseas?

Time to head back to the city where we kicked this whole thing off. Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Fenway Park on Friday.


  1. you should visit the tennis hall of fame in newport

  2. I'm liking the new look of the blog... too bad it only has a few days to live.

  3. it will live on! no seriously, even though the name of the blog is thirty ballparks, and the name of the website is thirty ballparks, and it's been very baseball oriented...... I'm actually a fan of every sport (yes, even badminton and women's soccer) and I go to a lot of other sporting events. Just because the trip is over, doesn't mean the website or the blog are. Just the 14 hour drives. That part is definitely over...

  4. But you need to make your drive to minnesota next year!!!

  5. Hey Mike,
    I have a blog too called

    I share information, and use other fans like yours opinions to make my posts. I also have blogged about Citi Field, PNC, Rogers Centre, Yankees Stadium, Minute Maid, Miller, and Camden Yards.