This past couple of months have been a wild ride for us here at around the ballparks. We have decided to pack up and move on with our journey from the west coast to the South-west. Aroundtheballparks has been based out of Los Angeles, California for the past 4 seasons and those season included some incredible games and some memorable experiences. We traveled to more than 80% of the ballparks in California major and minor and after 4 season we feel it was time to branch out and see more what professional ball has to offer. That being said, we have moved to Houston, Texas and play to travel the large state of Texas and Major League Baseball’s Double A affiliates. This season we expect more content, photos and ballpark tours.
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News broke this morning that the Baseball Players Association would add a special spring training camp for players who have not signed. This gives players the opportunity to get up to speed before the season starts.
This camp can also serve as a extra form of scouting for Major-League organizations and help free agents get a job this season. Baseball analyst, Ken Rosenthal Via Twitter "
#18 Rangers captain Texas Rangers
Rangers Captain is the mascot for the Texas Rangers. Introduced in 2002, he is a palomino-style horse, dressed in the team's uniform. He wears the uniform number "72" in honor of 1972, the year the Rangers relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Rangers Captain has multiple uniforms to match each of the variants the team has; his chosen uniform for the game matches the uniform choice made by the team for that particular game. However, his outfit sometimes matches a theme the team is promoting; as an example, on April 24, 2010, he dressed up like Elvis Presley as part of an Elvis theme promotional night.
Via "Texas Ranger.MLB"
#19 T.c Bear Minnesota twins
FULL NAME: T.C. Bear (The T.C. stands for Twin Cities)
HT: 6-4 WT: unBEARably heavy BATS: Both - mostly left-handed
THROWS: Both, but most of the time -- it's left-handed.
BORN: 1991 in Bear River, Minnesota
HOME: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as free agent, April 3, 2000
PRE-GAME MEAL: Twins Dogs, fresh fish, and the occasional pot o' honey
Before joining the Twins, T.C. lead the Carnivore League in home runs, RBI's and batting average. He also holds the league records of most trout eaten in a single setting (12). Though highly sought by teams throughout the country, T.C. chose to join his favorite club, the Twins.
Via Minnesota Twins. MLB
#20 Southpaw Chicago white sox
Making our list at number #20 is Southpaw of the Chicago White Sox. Southpaw was introduced to the White Sox in 2004 and has been the ChiSox mascot since then. The name came from being a south side native of Chicago and also being a lefty. Pretty Creative! As we can see Southpaw has a interesting look and shares the weirdness of fellow mascots Philly Phanatic, Raymond of Tampa and Slider of Cleveland. Rumors suggest that Southpaw is a alligator, a frog or a dirty sock. But according to Southpaw himself "he is a fuzzy green dude who loves the White Sox".
But don't be fooled, Southpaw has some important friends in high places. During former President Barrack Obama inauguration speech, Southpaw road in on a float to show the President of the United States some love.
As the summer begins, so does the traveling for our website. We are set to take the biggest trip of this websites history. We prepare ourselves for to take our services to the Mid-West and some parts of the East Coast.
We began our trip by flying to the warm and relaxed state of Wisconsin to visit the Milwaukee Brewers. During this trip, we encountered an array of different experiences. The first one was transportation in different cities. In the city of Milwaukee, transportation is very tough. So, make sure you are ready to pay top dollar for a cab or an app based service (Uber, Lyft). Just a disclaimer we spent more money in the city of Milwaukee then we did in Chicago. Overall Milwaukee is a quiet area, not much to do and the city sleeps at a very early time.