2015 Game Summaries

Updated November 29, 2015

Here’s the listing of the 2015 games and fan gatherings (FGs).  The accompanying photos can be
be found under the league in which a game was played or under “fan gatherings” in the
buttons shown on the right. An asterisk indicates that it is the first time since I began my
ballparks travels in 2002 that a fan has appeared in an account.  Bold letters indicate that
it is the first time that a “veteran” fan was encountered in 2015.  The number next to each
name indicates order of appearance.

Story/Details Details Fans With More Details
FG1. “Lunch with
Nadja” After a hospital
stay, it was time for
Nadja Hogberg Fechter
to meet pals for lunch.
Mini-Napa High
School Class of
1964 Reunion
1/21/2015
(11:00)
Gerry Bettencourt-1
Mel Fechter-2
Nadja Fechter-3
Ellwin Jobe-4
Barbara Morrow-5
Home of
Barbara Crane Morrow
Granite Bay, California
FG2. “Old Times” What
do high school class-
mates discuss nearly 51
years after graduating
together? Families and
careers? Absolutely not.
The topics are the same
as they were in “old
times” — namely sports
and long-ago dates.
Napa High School
Class of 1964
Men’s Breakfast
2/23/2015 (9:30)
Emmy Lou’s
Diner
Napa, California
With
Dick Abbey-6
Gary Abraham-7
Jerry Belden*-8
Mark Brown-9
Fred Cohen-10
Mike Crane-11
Frank Davidson-12
Jerry Davis-13
Del Domezio-14
Kerry Donahoe-15
Bruce Erricson-16
Ray Guadagni-17
With
Ken Harbison-18
Ellwin Jobe-4
David Johnson-19
Mike Kerns-20
Don McConnell-21
Doug Murray*-22
Steve Rae-23
Fred Teeters-24
Paul Vallerga-25
1. “Pace of Game” A
clock attached to the
scoreboard limits the time
between half innings to
2:25.
Reds 6 Rangers 6
(10 Innings)
3/23/2015 (6:05)
Surprise Stadium
Surprise, Arizona
Tim Chambers-26
Ann Nickel-27
Charlie Price-28
Pre-Game Saw
Diane Barish-29
Pre-Game Saw
Robert Barish-30
Jeffrey Gampinski
-31
Cactus League
2. “You Forgot
Something” The Cubs
pitcher was getting
pounded, so a visit to the
mound was made. When
the manager left the
pitcher in the game,
a Cubs fan behind me
yelled out, “You forgot
something.” He forgot
Edwin Jackson who gave
up 8 runs in 1.67 innings.
A’s 14 Cubs 2
3/24/2015 (1:05)
Hohokam
Stadium
Mesa, Arizona
Cactus League
Fans With
John Antonoff
-32
Tim Chambers-26
Fans Met
Chris Joslyn*-33
David Joslyn*-34
Mark Joslyn*-35
Dianne Reiter*-36
Terry Reiter*-37
Post-Game Saw
Bruce Erricson-16
Jerry Thomas*-38
Post-Game Met
Brenda Thomas*
-39
Lino Venerucci*-40
Celebrities Seen
Bert Campaneris-C1
Bob Dernier-C2
Rollie Fingers-C3
George Foster-C4
Ferguson Jenkins-C5
Meadowlark Lemon-C6
Blue Moon Odom-C7
3. “2:03” With the 2:25
clock running, I raced to
buy a beer and made it
back to my seat with
22 seconds to spare.
Dodgers 9
Padres 6
3/25/2014 (1:05)
Camelback
Ranch
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Pre-Game Saw
Brenda Thomas-39
Jerry Thomas-38
Celebrity Seen
Orel Hershiser-C8
Phoenix,Arizona
Cactus League (CL)
4. “Seat Backs” The
Cubs popularity meant
that we had to sit in the
bleachers. We chose the
back row and each had a
cyclone fence seat back.
Mariners 3
Cubs 2
3/25/2015 (7:05)
Peoria Sports
Complex/CL
Peoria, Arizona
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Dave York*-41
Geleah York*-42
Fan Met
Mike Conaboy*-43
Fans Met
Perry Graves*-44
Fred Johnson*-45
Natalie Johnson*-46
Hank Randall*-47
Liz Tramontana*-48
5. “Who’s in Left?”
School classmates Bruce
and Jerry can’t agree on
who played left field on
their junior high team.
Brewers 15
Mariners 1
3/26/2015 (1:05)
Maryvale
Baseball Park
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Julie Krueger*-49
Victor Krueger*
-50
Fans With
Jerry Thomas-38
Lino Venerucci-40
Phoenix, Arizona
Cactus League
Story/Details Details Fans With More Details
6. “Irish Humor” It
makes for a night of
laughter with a seat
neighbor named “Daly.”
Rangers 6
Mariners 1
3/26/2015 (6:05)
Surprise Stadium
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Fan Met
Dan Daly*-51
Surprise, Arizona
Cactus League
7. “Root for the
Uniform” A’s fans do
that until they learn
their players’ names.
A’s 7 Rangers 6
3/27/2015 (1:05)
Hohokam
Stadium
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Fan Met
Dwight Travis*-52
Fan Met
Susan Travis*-53
Mesa, Arizona
Cactus League
8. “Home Teams Rule”
In eight Cactus League
games so far, the home
team has yet to lose. OK,
there was one tie.
Padres 7
Rockies 5
3/27/2015 (7:05)
Peoria Sports
Complex
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Fan Met
Anna Jones*-54
Fans Met
Nisha Parker*-55
Susan Prince*-56
Peoria, Arizona
Cactus League
9. “Together 19” The
jersey didn’t make sense
until Anthony sat next
to Linda, who wore the
jersey “Since 85.”
Reds 9 Cubs 5
3/28/2015 (1:05)
Goodyear
Ballpark
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Fan Met
Anthony
Casablanca*-57
Fan Met
Linda Casablanca*
-58

Goodyear, Arizona
Cactus League
10. “Flag Crew” The
rain stopped and the O’s
Opening Day Flag Team
did its thing under
Mary Klepper’s leader-
ship, but then the fans
watched their American
League East Division
Champions lay an egg.
The Baltimore Sun
called it “OPENING
DUD” in its headline.
The flag crew was
successful though as
usual.
Blue Jays 12
Orioles 5
4/10/2015 (3:05)
Oriole Park at
Camden Yards
Baltimore,
Maryland
American League
Fans With
Alisa Beverley*
-59
Jimmy
Bigwood*-60
Beverly Coursey
-61
Darice Dixon*-62
Kevin George-63
Kristy George-64
Alan Gerofsky-65
Mary Klepper-66
Regina Klepper-67
Andrea Matthews*
-68
D.J. McCann*-69
Nick Morazes*-70
Andrew Nickol-71
Sharon Nickol-72
Ross Noll*-73
Bill Pullin-74
Pete Vielandi-75
Post-Game Saw Again
Jason Arnold-76
Daughter Angela
Montgomery-77
Christine Slattery
-78
Kiki Tjiong-79
Celebrities Seen
Broadcaster
Jim Hunter-C9
HOF Pitcher
Jim Palmer-C10
American Tenor
Richard Troxel-C11
11. “A World Series
Banner but No Lon”
The 2010, 2012 and
2014 World Series
Championship trophies
were paraded across the
field with Bruce Bochy
carrying one of them.
World Series Most
Valuable Player
Madison Bumgarner
carried the 2014 World
Series banner to the flag
pole while riding a horse
and HOF Broadcaster
Lon Simmons was
mourned pre-game. The
Giants then laid a major
egg.
Rockies 2
Giants 0
4/13/2015 (1:35)
AT&T Park
San Francisco,
California
National League
Fans With
John Barakett
-80
Richard Cross
-81
Devan Cross-82
Sadie Dawson*
-83
Simone DuBois*
-84

Brett Dyer-85
Tiffany Fechter-86
Adofo Garcia-87
Janice Hayes-88
Mark Hayes-89
Brad Kahn-90
Jason Mar-91
John McKenna-92
Tim Nolan*-93
Denise Raabe-94
Gail Raabe-95
George Rosko-96
Yvonne Rosko-97
Brittany
Shanahan*-98
Mike Shanahan*
-99
Carolina Solis*-100
Carol Stafford-101
George Stafford-102
Fans With
Eric Stassevitch*
-103
Katie Thyken*-104
Brandon Velaski
-105
Paul Velaski-106
Randy Yaple-107
Pre-Game Saw Again
Holly Malander-108
Celebrities Seen
Giants CEO
Larry Baer-C12
HOF Broadcaster
Jon Miller-C13
Wife
Jennifer Montana-C14
HOF Football Player
Joe Montana-C15
12. “Champs Down”
Expectations are always
high after winning the
World Series, so that’s
why the Giants 3-6
start, including 0-2 at
home is tough to take
for their fans.
Rockies 4
Giants 1
4/14/2015 (7:10)
AT&T Park
San Francisco,
California
National League
Mike Airoldi*-109
Simone DuBois-84
Tim Chambers-26
Jason Mar-91
Mike Milsap*-110
George Rosko-96
Kelsey Sayad*-111
Carolina Solis-100
Fans With
Judi Stess*-112
Richard Stess*-113
Fan Met
Leilani Green*-114
Fan Seen Again
Holly Malander-108
FG3. “Nadja’s
Neighbors” When 
Nadja Fechter, my
friend from the sixth
grade, went to the 2011
Art Dikas Celebration of
Life, she turned to me
and said, “This is great.
You know who would
love it? Art!!! He should
have been here.” Thus,
Nadja had her Celebration
of Life when she could
attend. Given two weeks
to live, she scheduled
her party one week later.
The Giants #1 Fan
Nadja Hogberg Fechter
passed away on
May 23, 2015, at the age
of 68.
Nadja Fechter
Celebration of
Life
5/9/2015 (1:00)
Greenview,
California
With
Cece Anderson*
-115
Frank
Anderson*-116
Jonah
Anderson*-117
Kortnie
Anderson*-118
Brenda Ayres
-119
Ron Ayres-120
Gerry Bettencourt
-1
Jack Bitcon*-121
Vanessa Bitcon*
-122
Jeff Dankwerth
-123
Doug Eastman-124
Hayden Eastman*
-125
Hilary Eastman
-126
Tom Eastman-127
Mel Fechter-2
Nadja Fechter-3
Tiffany Fechter-86
Beth Gomes*-128
Briana Hamamoto*
-129
Desi Hamamoto*
-130
With
Monte Hamamoto*
-131
Ellwin Jobe-4
Pam Jobe*-132
Wife Dee Dee Jones
-133
Daniel Kersey*-134
Elliott Kersey*-135
Krista Klingenberg*
-136
Barbara Morrow-5
Amy Patane*-137
Raelene Phelps*
-138
Brittany Shanahan-98
Mike Shanahan-99
Herb Westfall*-139
Jagger Westfall*
-140
Kim Westfall*-141
13. “Traded Him?”
With former Dodger
Dee Gordon going 4 for
5 with two doubles,
questioned were asked
about his trade.
Marlins 5
Dodgers 4
5/13/2015 (7:05)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles,
California
Tim Chambers-26
Danielle Harrison 
-142
George Harrison
-143
Chuck Holt-144
Celebrity Seen
Former Player and
Manager
Tommy Lasorda-C16
National League
FG4. “The Greatest
Generation” As I stated 
in my funeral eulogy to
Mom, “We are at a
seminal event because
Mom was the last of her
generation of the
Lettiere family, which
was a part of what
Tom Brokaw called the
“Greatest Generation.”
With roots in the Great
Depression of the 1930’s,
that generation took
America from “the
worst of times” to the
“best of times” (my
apologies to Dickens for
mangling his words).”
I then mentioned Mom’s
sister, four brothers and
their mates. The
Greatest Generation won
the largest conflict in the
history of mankind, put
men on the moon, stared
down an Evil Empire
and gave us my mom,
who passed away on
May 18,2015, at the age
of 86.
Mom
Marian Carlson
Celebration of
Life
5/22/2015 (Noon)
Oak Lawn,
Illinois
With
Niece Kelly
Craven-145
Nephew-in-Law
Rob Craven-146
Steve Grzenia
-147
Niece
Allie Jones-148
Dee Dee Jones-133
Sister-in-Law
Donna Jones
-149
Son
Keith Jones-150
Niece and
Goddaughter
Kristie Jones
-151
Chuck Koch-152
Cousin Debra
Lettiere-153
Cousin
Dominic Lettiere
-154
Cousin
Jeanette Lettiere
-155
Cousin
Ron Lettiere-156
Cousin
Renee Luvich-157
Vik Malenko-158
Pete Mankins-159
Cousin
Jean Miller
-160
Second Cousin
Dina Mulcahy-161

Cousin
George Mulcahy-162
Cousin-in-Law
Joanne Mulcahy
-163
Cousin Diane Piazza
-164

Karen Rediger*-165
Katie Rediger-166
Pre-Celebration Saw
Marie Bongiorno*
-167
Billy Cicero*-168
Flossy Cicero*-169
Pre-Celebration Saw
Dan Clarke*-170
Pattie Clarke*-171
Mary Ann Grzenia*
-172
Stattina Horace*
-173
Cindy Kaishas*-174
George Kaishas-175
Becky Kurysz*-176
Leo Kurysz-177
Cousin-in-Law
Barbara Lettiere
-178
Cousin-in-Law
Sheila Lettiere-179
Cousin-in-Law
Fred Luvich-180
Aynne McLearen
-181
Jim McLearen-182
Kristen McRae-183
Amanda Passarelli*
-184
Brian Purtell*-185
Jessica Purtell*-186
Tom Queenie*-187
Dan Rediger*-188
Ron Rediger*-189
Tracy Tryban*-190
Sue Wagner*-191
14. “Core Four in
Florida” For the third
time I joined on the road
the Yankees fans Core
Four. What great guys and
what a great time. Next
year we’ll do it again
in a new Core Four city.
Rays 2
White Sox 1
6/24/2015 (1:10)
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg,
Florida
American League
Ed Carmosino-192
Tim Chambers-26
Greg King*-193
Jimmy Manzella
-194
Mario Narduzzi-195
Steve Teitelbaum
-196
Fans Met
Jean Burt*-197
Georgene McKee*
-198
Bruce Paolino*-199
Mary Warszalek*
-200
15. “Florida Converts”
Tonight we sat behind
two Philadelphia
transplants who now
root for the Rays.
St. Lucie Mets 3
Clearwater
Threshers
(Phillies) 2
(13 Innings)
Tim Chambers-26
Fans Met
Chris Maher*-201
Jack Maher*-202
6/15/2015 (7:00)
Bright House Field
Clearwater, Florida
Florida State League
(Advanced A)
16. “And the Rains
Came” Tropical Storm
Bill caused the game
to last a mere five innings,
and then the rains came.
Tulsa Drillers
(Dodgers) 2
Springfield
Cardinals 0
(5 Innings)
Tim Chambers-26
Fan Met
Natalie Vogel*-203
6/16/2015 (7:05)
ONEOK Field
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Texas League
(Double A)
17. “Bill Missed Us”
The other five Texas
League games were
postponed due to rain.
Tropical Storm Bill just
missed us tonight.
Northwest
Arkansas
Naturals
(Royals) 9
Springfield
Cardinals 2
Tim Chambers-26
Fans Met
Lee Williams*-204
Rachel Williams*
-205
6/17/2015 (7:10)
Hammons Field
Springfield, Missouri
Texas League
(Double A)
18. “AL All-Star Team”
The travelling troop led
by Red Sox season-
ticket holders
Joel Small and
Alan Gerofsky chose to
go to Kansas City this
year. It is the 17th
ballpark to be seen by the
group since its beginning
in 1998. Tonight the
Red Sox defeated the
American League All-Star
Team by a score of 7-3.
That’s right since Royals
players lead in the fan
voting at nearly every
position. It reminds
many of the 1957
Cincinnati Reds, when
Willie Mays had to be
added to the team.
Red Sox 7
Royals 3
6/19/2015 (7:10)
Kauffman
Stadium
Kansas City,
Missouri
American League
Fans With
Peg Bailey*-206 
Ed Barber-207
Don Brichta 
-208
Tim Chambers-26
Ron Chorney
-209
Bobby Connelly

-210
George Durr
-211
Gary Enos-212
Michael Francis*
-213

Christina Fuhr*-214
Alan Gerofsky-65
Frank Graney-215
Cheryl Hightower*
-216
Steve Kaluzny*-217
Brian Kaplan-218
Ed Livingstone-219
Gerry O’Loughlin
-220
Jim Pratt*-221
Adi Rappoport*-222
Max Rappoport*
-223
Sam Rappoport*
-224
Shaina Rappoport*
-225
Larry Riddell*-226
Fans With
Owen Riddell*-227
Mark Rollins*-228
Dave Sereni*-229
Mike Shopmaker*
-230
David Shopmaker*
-231
Zoey Shopmaker*
-232
Irwin Shwom-233
Steve Siegel-234

Ben Small-235
Bruce Small-236
Joel Small-237
Randy Small-238
Richard Small-239
Evan Sokol-240
Gary Sparr-241
Mike Tobin-242
T.J. Tobin-243
Justin Williams-244
FG5. “Stadium
Royalty” Once again
our group, which is
mostly comprised of
Red Sox fans, took a
stadium tour. It’s an
annual tradition.
Kauffman Stadium,
though the fifth oldest in
the Major Leagues, is
certainly a member of
royalty in the ballparks
realm.
Kauffman
Stadium Tour
6/20/2015
(10:00)
Kansas City,
Missouri
Fans With
Ed Barber-207
Tim Chambers-26
Ron Chorney-209
Bobby Connelly
-210
George Durr-211
Gary Enos-212
Alan Gerofsky-65
Frank Graney-215
Steve Kaluzny-217
Brian Kaplan-218
Ed Livingstone-219
Gerry O’Loughlin-220
Larry Riddell-226
Owen Riddell-227
Mark Rollins-228
Irwin Shwom-233
Steve Siegel-234
Fans With
Ben Small-235
Bruce Small-236
Joel Small-237
Randy Small-238
Richard Small-239
Evan Sokol-240
Gary Sparr-241
Justin Williams-244
Fans Met
Morrie Carlson-245
Dakota Strange-246
19. “Unlimited Hot
Dogs” Our group of 33
watched tonight’s game
from a suite. When we
did that at a 2011
Pittsburgh game, we were
initially informed by team
leader Alan Gerofsky that
we’d be limited to “one
hot dog and one hot dog
only.” Tonight we ate all
the food we desired but
still kidded Alan about
past hot dog limitations.
There were no complaints
about tonight’s food which
was plentiful and good.
Royals 7
Red Sox 4
6/20/2015 (6:10)
Kauffman
Stadium
Kansas City,
Missouri
American League
Fans With
Ed Barber-207
Don Brichta-208
Toni Cerchi*
-247
Tim Chambers-26
Ron Chorney-209
Bobby Connelly
-210
George Durr-211
Gary Enos-212
Alan Gerofsky-65
Frank Graney-215
Karen Holliday*
-248
Steve Kaluzny-217
Brian Kaplan-218
Ed Livingstone-219
Gerry O’Loughlin-220
Jim Pratt-221
Larry Riddell-226
Owen Riddell-227
Mark Rollins-228
Irwin Shwom-233
Steve Siegel-234
Ben Small-235
Fans With
Bruce Small-236
Joel Small-237
Randy Small-238
Richard Small-239
Evan Sokol-240
Gary Sparr-241
Kathy Tobin-249
Mike Tobin-242
T.J. Tobin-243
Justin Williams-244
Fans Met
Tiffani Baldner*
-250

Jay Harig*-251
Shelby Nielsen*-252
20. “Mike Trout’s
Angel Stadium” In my
Facebook check in, I
chose the “Trout” option.
Yankees 3
Angels 1
(Trout Home Run)
7/1/2015 (4:05)
Tim Chambers-26
Fans Seen Again
Fran Mazenko-253
Jerry Mazenko-254
Angel Stadium of
Anaheim
Anaheim, California
American League
21. “$2 Tuesday” A
seat seven rows from the
field directly behind
home plate for $2, beer
for $2, and $2 parking.
What’s not to like about
$2 Tuesday? Absolutely
nothing.
Memphis
Redbirds
(Cardinals) 13
Colorado Springs
Sky Sox
(Brewers) 6
7/7/2015 (7:05)
Fans Met
Ernie Campos*-255
Navy Lieutenant
Commander Andy
Michalowicz*-256
Stacey
Michalowicz*-257
Brad Milliman*-258
Fan Met
Wesley Wasson*
-259
Security Service Field
Colorado Springs,
Colorado
Pacific Coast League
(Triple A)
22. “Cousins + Two” I
haven’t laughed so much
in a long time as tonight
with six cousins and two
friends. Not even rain
could dampen our spirit.
The beer pavilion was
dry, unlike the rock pile.
Angels 3
Rockies 2
7/8/2015 (8:47)
(2:07 Rain Delay)
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
Cousin Dominic
Lettiere-154
Second Cousin
Dominique
“Dee Dee” Lettiere
-260
Second Cousin
Michele Lettiere-261
Cousin-in-Law
Sheila Lettiere-179
Fans With
Cousin
Diane Piazza-164
Cousin-in-Law
Doug Piazza-262
Brett Rutz-263
Lauren Stamm*-264
Interleague
23. “Remembering
Mare Island” It’s nice
to pay tribute to a closed
shipyard with the name
“Admirals.” A lively crowd
ranging in age from one
to 90 had a great time
thanks to the efforts  of
owner Kathy Beistel.
Pittsburg
Diamonds 7
Vallejo
Admirals 1
7/25/2015 (5:05)
Wilson Park
Vallejo, California
Fans Met
Admirals Owner
Kathy Beistel*-265
Henry Fassinger*
-266
Joseph Mickelsen*
-267
Lorraine Mickelsen*
-268
Fans Met
Admirals President of
Marketing and Sales
Kevin Reilly*-269
Pacific Association of
Professional
Baseball Clubs
(Independent)
24. “The Sons of Italy”
I joined the Redding
Chapter of the Sons of
Italy that includes my
cousins Diane and
Doug Piazza for a
Cross-Bay rivalry game.
Being half-Italian myself,
I definitely fit in well
with this bunch.
Giants 2 A’s 1
7/26/2015 (1:05)
AT&T Park
San Francisco,
California
Interleague
Fans With
Gerry Carroll*
-270
David Costa*-271
Steve Delben*-272
Roxanne Delben*
-273
Carole
Dellaragione*-274
David Johnson-19
Liz LaMarre*-275
Jason Mar-91
Pat Malotte*-276
Fans With
Paul Monette*-277
Jim Nobli*-278
Rose Nobli*-279
Diane Piazza-164
Doug Piazza-262
Sharon Roberts*
-280
Shali Shoults*-281
Randy Yaple-107
FG6. “Three-Hour
Breakfast” There are
lots of things to discuss
when graduates from
51-years back gather.
That’s why the breakfast
gathering last three
hours again.
Napa High School
Class of 1964
Men’s Breakfast
7/27/2015 (9:30)
Emmy Lou’s
Diner
Napa, California
Gary Abraham-7
Jerry Belden-8
Mike Crane-11
Frank Davidson-12
Jerry Davis-13
Ray Guadagni-17
Ken Harbison-18
Ellwin Jobe-4
Fans With
David Johnson-19
Don McConnell-21
Bill Murray-282
Fred Teeters-24
Fan Met
Mimi Ramirez*-283
25. “PITCHfx Home
Plate Ump” For the
first time in professional
baseball history, a
computer called balls
and strikes.
San Rafael
Pacifics 7
Vallejo
Admirals 3
7/28/2015 (7:05)
Albert Park
Kathy Beistel-265
Former Player
Eric Byrnes*-284
Larry Jones-285
Fan Met
Kerry Hunt-286
San Rafael, California
Pacific Association of
Professional
Baseball Clubs
(PAPBC)
(Independent)
26. “PAPBC – Check”
The box is checked with
this game. I have been to
every PAPBC ballpark.
Pittsburg
Diamonds 5
Sonoma
Stompers 3
Pre-Game Saw
Larry Jones-285
Step Mom
Maxine Jones-287
7/29/2015 (7:05)
City Park Field #1
Pittsburg, California
PAPBC (Independent)
27. “Mississippi Heat”
In the heat of a 90-degree
humid night, I finally saw
a game in the state of
Mississippi.
Mississippi
Braves 7
Biloxi Shuckers
(Brewers) 0
8/7/2015 (7:10)
Dee Dee Jones-133
Son Keith Jones-288
Daughter-in-Law
Leslie Jones-289
Pre-Game Met
Jo Barnard*-290
MGM Park
Biloxi, Mississippi
Southern League (2A)
28. “Eastman Kodak
Experience” My Kodak
cameras and area
resident Tom Eastman
were a perfect Louisiana
combination in greater
New Orleans.
Round Rock
Express
(Rangers) 12
New Orleans
Zephyrs
(Marlins) 7
8/9/2015 (4:00)
Tom Eastman-124
Dee Dee Jones-133
Pre-Game Met
-291
Morgan Blanchard*
-292
Pre-Game Saw
Riley Blanchard*
-293
Zephyr Field
Metiere, Louisiana
Pacific Coast League
(Triple A)
29. “2015 Murderers’
Row” Tulowitzki,
Donaldson, Bautista,
Encarnacion is it.
Blue Jays 9
Angels 2
8/21/2015 (7:05)
Kenny Jones-294 Angel Stadium of
Anaheim
Anaheim, California
American League
30. “Closing Time” In
the last game ever at
New Britain Stadium
(since the team in 2016
is moving to Hartford),
it seemed like nobody
wanted it to end. After
15 innings, we finally had
a game winner. Ex-Major
Leagues players were here
in force to say “good bye”
to a nice ballpark with
lots of history.
New Britain
Rock Cats
(Rockies) 7
Portland
Sea Dogs
(Red Sox) 5
(15 Innings)
8/30/2015 (1:35)
New Britain
Stadium at
Willow Park
New Britain,
Connecticut
Fans Met
William Guzze*-295
Doug Kern*-296
Saw Post-Game
Alan Gerofsky-65
Jimmy Manzella-194
Mario Narduzzi-195
Steve Teitelbaum-196
Celebrities Seen
Former Players
Frank Catalanotto-C17
Darrell Evans-C18
HOF Rollie Fingers-C3
Celebrities Seen
Former Players
George Foster-C4
HOF Ferguson Jenkins
-C5
Jim Leyritz-C19
Brian Looney-C20
Mike Torrez-C21
Jon Warden-C22
Gary Waslewski-C23
Eastern League
(Double A)
31. “Friendly Détente”
I brokered a deal for the
Yankees Fan Core Four to
go to a game at
Fenway Park with
Alan Gerofsky, the Mayor
of Section 17. I replaced
one of the Core Four and
was shocked by how the
fans from opposite sides
of the divide liked each
other. It’s like when a
Berlin Wall came down
in the Northeast.
Red Sox 4
Yankees 3
8/31/2015 (7:10)
Fenway Park
Boston,
Massachusetts
American League
Pre-Game Met
Kelli Benasky*
-297
Fans With
Peg Bailey-206
P.J. Costa-298
Tricia Costa-299
Sarah Farley*-300
Alan Gerofsky-65
Don Grohman-301
Jay Grohman-302
Alan Hoffman-303
Jimmy Manzella-194
Mario Narduzzi-195
Nicolette Scopa*
-304
Ron Spinney-305
Pat Sullivan-306
Steve Teitelbaum-196
Jane Tully*-307
Fans With
Mark Tully*-308
Mark Tully, Sr.*-309
Mike Tully*-310
Terry Vazquez-311
Gerry Vitti-312
Fans Met
Katie Arnsperger*
-313
Liz Roberts*-314
Celebrity Seen
Former Player and
Current Broadcaster
Dennis Eckersley-C24
32. “Ron’s PawSox”
Thanks to season-ticket
holder Ron Chorney I
had a great seat for my
first “PawSox” game.
Officially the Red Sox.
Pawtucket
Red Sox 10
Lehigh Valley
IronPigs
(Phillies) 2
9/1/2015 (7:05)
Pre-Game Saw
Jimmy Manzella-194
Mario Narduzzi-195
Steve Teitelbaum-196
McCoy Stadium
Pawtucket,
Rhode Island
International League
(Triple A)
33. “Room with a
Game View” A hotel
built next to the ballpark
provides an option to
have a room with a game
view. There’s also a patio
restaurant connected to
the left field fence. It’s a
fan-friendly setup.
Portland
Sea Dogs
(Red Sox) 4
New Hampshire
Fisher Cats
(Blue Jays) 3
(10 Innings)
9/2/2015 (6:35)
Pre-Game Met
Katie Barbour*-315
Christine Coleman*
-316
Linda McCue*-317
Met During Game
Matt Yaeger*-318
Stephanie Yaeger*
-319
Northeast Delta
Dental Stadium
Manchester,
New Hampshire
Eastern League
(Double A)
34. “Here Since 1906”
This ballpark is on the
University of Vermont
campus, and had its
first game in April 1906.
Vermont Lake
Monsters (A’s) 4
Hudson Valley
Renegades
(Rays) 1
Pre-Game Saw
Christine Coleman-316
Lynda McCue-317
9/3/2015 (7:05)
Centennial Field
Burlington, Vermont
New York/Penn League
(Single A)
35. “The Other Green
Monster” In Red Sox
mania Maine, of course
the ballpark has to have
a replica in left field of
Fenway Park’s Green
Monster.
New Britain
Rock Cats
(Rockies) 3
Portland
Sea Dogs
(Red Sox) 0
9/4/2015 (7:00)
Pre-Game Met
Elizabeth Knox*
-320
Jeff Nappi*-321
Met During Game
Beth Cadena*-322
Joe Cadena*-323
Hadlock Field
Portland, Maine
Eastern League
(Double A)
36. “Another Boston
September with Ruth”
For the tenth season in a
row, I went to a
Fenway Park game with
Ruth Flannery.
Red Sox 7
Orioles 0
9/25/2015 (7:10)
Fenway Park
Boston,
Massachusetts
Jeff Belanger-324
Joanna Brown-325
Randy Curry-326
Jesse Drotar*-327
Chris Durkin-328
Ruth Flannery-329
Fans With
Dina Rooney*-330
Gerry Vitti-312
Fan Met
Jerry Wellman*-331
American League
37. “In the Pope’s
Wake” Like the guy at
the OK Corral the day
after the gunfight, I said,
“Did I miss something?”
Nationals 2
Phillies 1
(12 Innings)
9/26/2015 (4:05)
Nationals Park
Tim Adams-332
Jason Arnold-76
Angela Montgomery-77
Saw Post-Game
Melody Colburn-333
Saw Post-Game
Kiki Tjiong-79
Washington, D.C.
National League
38. “No Vin” For the
first time I saw a Dodgers
home game without
Vin Scully in attendance.
He was sidelined by a
minor surgical procedure
and his team since 1950
was in a funk. It’s a case
of no Vin, no win.
Mets 3 Dodgers 1
10/9/2015 (6:30)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles,
California
National League
Division Series
(NLDS) Game 1
Tim Chambers-26
Danielle Harrison-142
George Harrison-143
Chuck Holt-144
Celebrities Seen
Actor
Jason Bateman-C25
Actor Omar
Benson Miller-C26
Celebrities Seen
TV Personality
Larry King-C27
HOF Pitcher
Sandy Koufax-C28
TV Personality
Pat Sajak-C29
39. “Game Slide”
Chase Utley slid into
into second base and
broke up a double play
and shortstop
Ruben Tejada’s leg. The
play ignited the Dodgers
to a four-run seventh
inning rally for a come-
from-behind win. The
commentary began and
will last for a good long
while.
Dodgers 5
Mets 2
10/10/2015 (6:07)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles,
California
NLDS Game 2
Fans With
Tim Chambers-26
Chuck Holt-144
Fan Met
Carlos
Estrellita*-334
Fan Met
Mari Estrellita*-335
Celebrities Seen
TV Personality
Mary Hart-C30
Dodgers Organist
Nancy Bea Hefley-C31
Dodgers Executive and
HOF Basketball Player
Magic Johnson-C32
Comedian
Nick Troll-C33
Celebrities Seen
Former Pitcher and
Manager
Tommy Lasorda-C34
Comedian
Jason Mantzoukas-C35
HOF Pitcher
Don Newcombe-C36
Pat Sajak-C29
Actor and Comedian
Adam Sandler-C37
HOF Player
Dave Winfield-C38
FG7. “Nadja’s Birthday
Party” Nadja Fechter
would have turned 69 on
the night the Dodgers
were eliminated. Fitting.
Nadja Fechter
Birthday
Celebration
10/15/2015
(6:00)
Gerry Bettencourt-1
Mel Fechter-2
Tiffany Fechter-86
Dee Dee Jones-13
Barbara Morrow-5
Scoma’s Restaurant
(Nadja’s Favorite)
Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco,
California
FG8. “Sports
Memorabilia Interest
Group” I had the honor
of making a 45-minute
slide show presentation
to a great audience that
enjoyed laughing.
Ballparks Across
America
Slide Show
11/4/2015 (10:00)
Mesquite Room
Sonoran Plaza
Surprise, Arizona
Diane Barish-29
Robert Barish-30
Tim Chambers-26
Frank Daniel-336
Bruce Erricson-16
Rick Gamble*-337
Lyle Hill*-338
Fans With
Jim Murray*-339
Steve Rothschild
-340
Bill Verterose*-341
40. “A Star is Born?”
Outfielder Raimel Tapia
went 4 for 4 with a home
run and a double.
Salt River
Rafters 12
Mesa
Solar Sox 6
John Antonoff-32
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Susan Price-342
11/4/2015 (12:35)
Sloan Park
Mesa, Arizona
Arizona Fall League
41. “A Rare One-Run
Game” A 1-0 game is
extremely rare in the
Arizona Fall League.
Surprise
Saguaros 1
Glendale
Desert Dogs 0
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Charlie Price-28
Jerry Thomas-38
11/5/2015 (12:35)
Camelback Ranch
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Fall League
42. “Home and Away”
We saw the same teams
yesterday but at a
different ballpark.
Mesa Solar Sox 4
Salt River
Rafters 2
11/5/2015 (6:35)
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Susan Price-342
Salt River Fields at
Talking Stick
Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona Fall League
43. “Back from
Tommy John” 2011
fourth-overall pick
Dylan Bundy is back after
June 2013 surgery.
Surprise
Saguaros 6
Peoria
Javelinas 1
11/6/2015 (12:35)
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Charlie Price-28
Susan Price-342
Salt River Fields at
Talking Stick
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Fall League
44. “Back to Don &
Charlie’s” Since 1981,
Scottsdale’s memorabilia-
packed restaurant has
been a must stop for
true sports fans when in
the area.
Scottsdale
Scorpions 5
Salt River
Rafters 4
11/6/2015 (6:35)
Fan With
Tim Chambers-26
Bruce Erricson-16
Jerry Jahn-343
Susan Jahn-344
Susan Price-342
Pre-Game Saw Again
Shelly Lemonds-345
Kathy Popp-346
Fans Met
Daniel Badal*-347
Kara Murray*-348
Scottsdale Stadium
Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona Fall League