Guest #MiLBRoundTripper from Jeff Tepper: Road Tripping in the Minors

Two things I never did as a kid were summer road trips, and going to minor league baseball games.  Growing up in suburban Boston, my family’s annual summer vacation was typically taken on Martha’s Vineyard.  Living 20 minutes from Fenway Park with a Red Sox weekend ticket package split with my aunt and uncle’s family, … [Read more…]

No Moon Pie Sugar High Needed to Love the Smokies

***Stop #5 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Tennessee Smokies*** I fell in love with Sevierville, Tennessee – and it all started with the Tennessee Smokies affiliation with Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. As a born-and-raised Chicago Cubs fan, I was excited to see my favorite team’s Double-A affiliate in action. The Smokies look like the Major … [Read more…]

A Big League Day Spent in the Minors in Greenville, SC

***Stop 4 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Greenville (SC) Drive*** There was an electricity in the air at Fluor Field on Tuesday night – the atmosphere felt big league-like. Fans were everywhere – lining the streets, more than twenty deep in the bag check line and shuffling shoulder-to-shoulder along the stadium’s concourse. The playfully dismissive chuckle … [Read more…]

Mastering a Day with Kids in Augusta, GA

****Stop #3 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Augusta (GA.) GreenJackets*** When the promotion of the Minor League game you’re attending starts with “Feed Your Face”, there are a few things that every parent must know. Trust me, I learned them first-hand watching the Augusta GreenJackets tonight. First, throw the diet out the window. The concept of any … [Read more…]

The NFL Draft Creates Millionaires, I’ll Attempt to Raise Great Kids

The NFL Draft will fulfill dreams and make millionaires tonight in Philadelphia. Images of the Roger Goodell bro-hugs and #1 jersey-holding pictures with the selected player’s family will dominate Friday’s sports headlines. The watching audience will listen as analysts pick apart the relative value of one draft pick over another – citing skills that they … [Read more…]