May 272008

Mariners Road Trip

Welcome to our basecrawl.

We’re just getting started on this adventure, which will take us to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in the next 75 days. We are friends who have postponed adulthood for one more summer to shoot a series of short-form docs on the spectacle of baseball, the psychology of fandom and the perils of traveling. This is a self-produced, self-funded new media/journalism project that you can learn more about by clicking here.

This project is a constant work in progress, so check back from time to time or subscribe to our RSS feed. We eventually will be releasing a series of three- to seven-minute videos that cover all the cities we visit, the cool people we meet and the stories that make America’s pastime unique.

Baseball DocumentaryOur first stop took us to Seattle, where we watched the defending World Champion Red Sox defeat the woebegone Mariners 5-3. It was a great day for Nolan, our Key Grip, who roots for the Red Sox by day and molds young minds by night. Nolan even snuck his girlfriend to the first game of a guy’s road trip. You can read his recap on the experience here.

Our stop in Seattle was also an interesting experience for Troy, who hadn’t seen a Major League Baseball game in at least 17 years. Troy’s last baseball game was in the Kingdome sometime around 1990, and he wrote about his nostalgia for that concrete monstrosity here. Troy also wrote about his unsuccessful attempt to relocate the Kingdome and another blog about his general feelings about our project.

Daren also wrote a nice blog about how this project took shape that you can read here.

More to come …

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