Sunday, October 23, 2011

2012 Florida Road Trip Planned!


The Majors released the 2012 schedule about a month ago and I knew that I would be visiting Miami to see the Marlins' new stadium. When I saw that the Blue Jays would be playing there over a weekend in June, I knew that would be the linchpin of a great Florida trip, where I hoped to also see games in the 12 Florida State League parks as well as the Southern League's Jacksonville Suns and the Tampa Rays. I initially thought I would fly to Miami, but then I saw the Jays would be in Atlanta two weeks before their Marlins visit, so I added those 3 games onto the list and will fly straight there.

Next up was to find out if I could easily add the 13 other games plus some Rays' action. I don't think I've ever had a roadtrip schedule work out so perfectly - as I went from ballpark to ballpark in more or less the same order you would drive, each team had a home game on that day. Of course, the FSL is geographically concentrated, so you can choose from 2 or 3 locations but still, it was a lot of fun to have it work out so well.

Game times are mostly TBD, but there are no difficult drives on this jaunt, so it shouldn't be a problem. Without further ado, here's the schedule:
Fri Jun 8   Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves
Sat Jun 9   Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves
Sun Jun 10  Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves
Mon Jun 11  Jackson Generals at Jacksonville Suns 7:05
Tue Jun 12  Daytona Cubs at Brevard County Manatees 6:35
Wed Jun 13  Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers
Thu Jun 14  Tampa Yankees at Clearwater Threshers
Fri Jun 15  Florida Marlins at Tampa Rays
Sat Jun 16  FSL All-Star Game at Port Charlotte
Sun Jun 17  Florida Marlins at Tampa Rays
Mon Jun 18  St. Lucie Mets at Bradenton Marauders
Tue Jun 19  Palm Beach Cardinals at Charlotte Stone Crabs
Wed Jun 20  Fort Myers Miracle at Jupiter Hammerheads
Thu Jun 21  Jupiter Hammerheads at Palm Beach Cardinals
Fri Jun 22  Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins
Sat Jun 23  Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins
Sun Jun 24  Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins
Mon Jun 25  Daytona Cubs at St. Lucie Mets
Tue Jun 26  Tampa Yankees at Fort Myers Miracle
Wed Jun 27  Bradenton Marauders at Dunedin Blue Jays
Thu Jun 28  Brevard County Manatees at Tampa Yankees
Fri Jun 29  Dunedin Blue Jays at Daytona Cubs
June is still a very long time away, and I am planning a Prairie hockey trip for February to see the Leafs in Alberta as well as a couple of Jets games and a number of WHL contests. When that trip is set and booked, I'll post the schedule here. I'm also going to be seeing a few more events in Japan in the next month, so check back for reports on those.

Best,

Sean

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