Kansas City, Here We Come

After a few more photos from outside Werner Park, we bid farewell to Omaha and begin our journey toward today’s Game 2 in Kansas City, KS, where the T-Bones await us.The weather no longer threatens as we travel back into Iowa over a two-lane iron toll bridge....

Day-Night Twinbill – In Jeopardy?

Tuesday, June 3, 2013 – UBT Day FourBefore we reach the southern border of South Dakota, the dark clouds begin to lift. The threat of rain continues, but small holes of blue sky appear.Finally, we cross the Missouri River into Iowa and continue south through...

Day-Night Twinbill Starts … Here

Monday, June 3, 2013 – Night ThreeWe drive out of Fargo. And we drive. Speed limit 75 MPH.And it’s pitch black on both sides of the Interstate. Nothing else.The only light comes from occasional lightning in the distance to our right, and then behind us as...

Fargo (Not the Movie)

Monday, June 3, 2013 – UBT Day ThreeIf you’ve never been to North Dakota, the new state, Redhawks baseball and ballpark provide reason enough to visit Fargo. This is also a very special place for baseball historians.This is where Roger Maris called home....

We’re Back

“How do you pronounce ‘Tomah,’ Wisconsin?” Mitch asks the woman at the hotel front desk. “TOE’-mah” comes the reply. “Hell, if you live here.”Seems quaint and peaceful enough to house the tripsters for the first night of UBT; plus, we always enjoy a fine sense of...

Ultimate Baseball Trip 2013 – Day One

Waking up in Tomah, Wisconsin – Part DeuxSeven minutes into UBT13, we get a flat tire. Besides an occasional cranky laptop, this is the first mechanical challenge on one of these trips. Apparently, we were overdue. We never submitted resumes to Daytona, but...