2017 Game Summaries

Updated July 30, 2017

Here’s the listing of the 2017 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 2016.  The number next to each
name indicates order of appearance this season.

Story/Details Details Fans With More Details
1. Two for the Price of
One. Sure, it’s always
Tim’s turn to pay when
there’s a two-for-one
special; and we got to
see two games.
British Columbia
Bombers 7
Toronto Rush 4
1/31/17 (10:00)
Palm Springs
Stadium
Tim Chambers-1
Steve Fraire-2
Palm Springs,
California
California Winter
League (CWL) of the
Frontier League
(Independent)
2. Ballpark #136. It use
to be called the auxiliary
field, but then artificial
turf was installed.
Hence a name change.
Hit King Baseball
Academy 3
New York
Colonials 3
1/31/17 (11:00)
Tim Chambers-1
Steve Fraire-2
Palm Springs
Stadium
Turf Field*
Palm Springs,
California/CWL
Ballpark #136
3. Anti-Home State.
The guy in line ahead of
us at the ticket window
said “Minnesota” and he
paid $5. I admitted to
being a California
resident and paid $7.
British Columbia
Bombers 22
Washington
Blue Sox 4
2/9/17 (10:00)
Palm Springs
Stadium
Tim Chambers-1
Steve Fraire-2
Fans Met
Blain Chapman*-3
Barry Haner*-4
Terry Haner*-5
Fans Met
Dennis Hugo*-6
Faye Hugo*-7
Palm Springs,
California
CWL Playoffs
Round 1
4. Canadian Warmth.
After having great
conversations with five
Canadians, I was
reminded of what nice
neighbors they are.
Oregon
Lumberjacks 9
Alberta Grizzly 6
2/9/17 (12:30)
Palm Springs
Stadium
Tim Chambers-1
Blain Chapman-3
Steve Fraire-2
Barry Haner-4
Terry Haner-5
Dennis Hugo-6
Fans With
Fay Hugo-7
Palm Springs,
California
CWL Playoffs
Round 1
5. Streak Over. The
Dominican Republic
streak of 11 wins in a
row is over.
Puerto Rico 3
Dominican
Republic 1
3/14/17 (6:00)
Tim Chambers-1 Petco Park
San Diego, California
World Baseball Classic
Second Round
6. Now 11-10. Team
USA looks stronger this
year after having a 10-10
WBC all-time record.
United States 4
Venezuela 2
3/15/17 (6:00)
Petco Park
Tim Chambers-1
Bruce Erricson-8
San Diego, California
World Baseball
Classic (WBC)
Second Round
7. A Win for Abner
Doubleday. Baseball’s
birthplace won tonight.
United States 8
Puerto Rico 0
3/22/17 (6:00)
Chuck Holt-9
Tony Marquina*
-10
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
WBC Championship
8. Remembering Fort
McHenry. Since 2009 I
have had the honor of
serving on the Orioles
Opening Day Flag Team.
This season as for every
year since 2010, my
friend Mary Klepper did
an outstanding job as
our team leader. She is a
true patriot.
Orioles 3
Blue Jays 2
(11 Innings)
4/3/17 (3:05)
Oriole Park at
Camden Yards
Baltimore,
Maryland
American
League
Daughter
Angela Arnold-11
Son-in-Law
Jason Arnold-12
Nathan W. Clendenen
-13
Beverly Coursey-14
Darice Dixon-15
Kevin George-16
Kristy George-17
Mark Greene-18
Fans With
Mary Klepper-19
Regina Klepper-20
Andrea Matthews-21
Andrew Nickol-22
Gene Nickol-23
Sharon Nickol-24
Bill Pullin-25
Jennie Sjursen-26
Greg Warren-27
9. A New Tradition.
Tiffany Fechter and I
began a new tradition
today by going to the
Giants Home Opening
Day Game and sitting in
the seats occupied since
the opening of AT&T
Park by Tiffany’s parents
the late Nadja and the
very alive Mel Fechter.
Giants 4
Diamondbacks 1
4/10/17 (1:35)
AT&T Park
San Francisco,
California
National
League
Pre-Game Saw
Holly
Malander-28
Pre-Game Saw
Kelsey Sayad-29
Pre-Game Met
Mary Walton*-30
Fans With
Tiffany Fechter-31
Adolfo Garcia-32
Brad Kahn-33
Jason Mar-34
Matt Leddy-35
Fans With
John McKinnon-36
Gail Raabe-37
Christian Rosko-38
George Rosko-39
George Stafford-40
Michael Taylor*-41
Stephanie Taylor*
-42
Jacqui West-43
Randy Yaple-44
10. By George!!!
Complimentary season
tickets were provided by
friend George Harrison.
Giants 4
Dodgers 3
5/1/17 (7:10)
Dodger Stadium
Tim Chambers-1
Chuck Holt-9
Pre-Game Saw
Tony Marquina-10
Los Angeles,
California
National
League
11. Hawaii 4-6. The
state is known as
Hawaii 5-O because it
was the 50th to enter the
Union, but for me it’s the
46th Ballparks state.
Hence Hawaii 4-6.
Cal State
Fullerton
Titans 3
University of
Hawaii Rainbow
Warriors 1
5/5/17 (6:35)
Solo Les Murakami
Baseball Stadium*
Honolulu, Hawaii*
NCAA Big West
Conference Baseball
State #46
Ballpark #137 (1983)
12. Go Bows. OK, it’s
state is known as
Hawaii 5-O because it
was the 50th to enter the
Union, but for me it’s the
46th Ballparks state.
University of
Hawaii Rainbow
Warriors 4
Cal State
Fullerton
Titans 1
Lyn DiRico*-45
Steve DiRico-46
Thalia DiRico*-47
Joseph Finney*-48
Ricardo Finney*-49
5/6/17 (6:35)
Les Murakami
Baseball Stadium
Honolulu, Hawaii
NCAA Big West
Conference Baseball
13. Blue State. The
state of Delaware is blue
politically and embraces
the color with the Blue
Rocks and the University
of Delaware Blue Hens.
Wilmington
Blue Rocks 10
Frederick Keys 2
5/14/17 (1:05)
Wilmington,
Delaware*
Angela Arnold-11
Fans Met
Scott Arterbridge*-50
Dave Houtman*-51
Leroy Van Horn*-52
Daniel S. Frawley
Stadium*
Carolina League
(Advanced A)
State #47
Ballpark #138 (1993)
FG 1. Bay to Breakers.
I ran the classic race for
the fourth time. This time
with three younger men.
Bay to Breakers
Foot Race
5/21/17 (8:00)
Son Keith Jones-53
Nephew
Kenny Jones-54
Shaun Yaple-55
The San Francisco Bay
to the Pacific Ocean
San Francisco,
California
14. California Pecos. 
The Pecos League has
surprisingly expanded
into California even if it
did not seem to be
thriving elsewhere.
California City
Whiptales 13
Monterey
Amberjacks 2
5/30/17 (7:00)
Tim Chambers-1
Keith Jones-53
Fan Met
Raymond Lee*-56
Balsitas Park
California City,
California
Pecos League
(Independent)
Ballpark #139 (1977)
15. Dad’s Home State.
I couldn’t help but think
of the man who took me
to my first game when I
saw a game in his state
of birth. Yeah, Dad was
born in Clinton.
Springfield
Cardinals 5
Northwest
Arkansas
Naturals 2
6/7/17 (5:05)
Pre-Game Met
Kaitlyn Aguilar*-57
Arvest Ballpark
Springvale, Arkansas*
Texas League
(Double A)
State #48
Ballpark #140
(2008)
16. 14-Inning Double
Dip. A bottom of the
seventh comeback win
marked the end of the
second game tonight.
Northwest
Arkansas
Naturals 4
Springfield
Cardinals 3
Pre-Game Saw
Kaitlyn Aguilar-57
6/7/2017 (7:35)
Arvest Ballpark
Springdale, Arkansas
Texas League
(Double A)