Jul 092008

Save the Apple Documentary

Nolan Rice, an original member of our project, recently re-joined the BaseCrawl crew (in person) for a three-game stint on the East Coast. As expected, he brought his girlfriend and spent most of the time shopping for flipflops instead of watching baseball or hanging out with his buddies. But we still love the guy and enjoyed sharing him with Beth for a few days.

Yankees SuckNolan resumed his blogging/photo essays duties. Our favorite math professor reports on watching the Mets beat San Francisco at Shea Stadium, what it’s like to walk into Yankee Stadium wearing a Red Sox jersey and more about Beth, Beth and Beth.

We are way behind on updates but are determined to catch up. A LOT HAS HAPPENED recently that we’ll be discussing in the coming days. Daren has posted a new blog offering apologies to several of the people who have made this basecrawl possible by putting us up in their homes.

Our individual photo galleries have been updated, so if you’re interested in peeking ahead beyond this update, check out Nolan’s recent photos here, Daren’s here and Troy’s here.

We also have gone to great lengths to improve and update our MySpace site. If you’re interested in seeing our videos as soon as they’re released, send us a friend request and we’ll send them to you via bulletins. Another way to be notified about this stuff is to subscribe to our RSS feed at the top, right-hand corner of the page.

We’ll be back soon with more updates.

Jul 062008

Cooperstown Baseball Roadtrip

We’ve had a very, very busy 10 days and are behind on updates. Expect several in the next few days. Where to start? Well, we hit two famous baseball museums in three days, attended a wedding in Upstate New York and watched Daren’s Mets lose again in rainy Philadelphia (the Mets are 0-2 when Daren is present).

baseball road tripWe’ve been shooting footage over the last few days for a video on baseball nostalgia. On a related note, Troy has written a new blog “Exploring a different kind of pastime.” He covers some interesting footnotes on our visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, our stroll through the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown (pictured above) and what it’s like to discover a best friend’s pastime.

A few new photos from Philadelphia and Cooperstown can be found here and here. Daren has posted some new photos here and here, too.

Jul 022008

Baseball Documentary

We recently checked game No. 17 off our basecrawl list. We spent a cool, calm Wednesday evening in Cincinnati, watching the home team lose yet again and enjoying the view from “Club Red” in center field at the Great American Ball Park.

baseball road tripPictured above is Troy holding a sign at Club Red that says “from.” In case you’re wondering, the BaseCrawl crew has been writing one word on a dry-erase board at every game. When this journey is over there will be two complete, 30-word phrases that will play like sticky-note animation. Each word will appear with a different ball park as the backdrop. If you’re really bored, you might even be able to figure out most of the phrases right now by checking out Nolan’s flickr photo gallery, Troy’s Webshots gallery, Daren’s Smugmug gallery or our combined Picasa and MySpace albums. Sorry, this fad didn’t make our Facebook gallery.

Troy has published a new blog that he promised several people. It explains why we were quiet for many days and covers some of the weird things that are happening to our bodies. But this truly is the final word about how hard it is to be us.

If you want to know how much harder it can be to attend one game in every ball park, check out the new link we’ve posted titled “Thirty on One.” We met Cary Freels and his crew earlier on this journey. Cary has been riding a motorcycle to every Major League Baseball stadium this summer, raising money for the Livestrong Foundation. But unlike us, he’s doing it in 40 days, not 75. And he doesn’t have anyone to help him take the wheel.

We’re off to the Louisville Slugger Museum, then it’s a game between the Phillies and Daren’s Mets on Independence Day.