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Friday, March 20, 2009

Play ball!

For Cleveland Indians baseball fans this summer’s schedule offers up a inter league special. The north coast of Ohio boys’ of summer travel to Chicago’s Wrigley Field for the 1st time and play the beloved Cubs Jun 19th, 20th and 21st. Day baseball at its best plus plenty of ball park fare and dining options are in the stadium and around the neighborhood termed Wrigleyville.

The featherheads then head east for midweek games in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. I’m not sure if this may be the first time the Tribe will play at PNC Park but it will be my first visit.

After enjoying the Steel City I’ll follow the Indians back to Cleveland where they’ll renew their rivalry with the Cincinnati Reds in a weekend series of June 26th, 27th and 28th.

It’s going to be an interesting road trip but it will filled with plenty of history, art, culture, and ethnic dining.

My drive to the Windy City is going to be routed via Kentucky, southern Indiana and then Illinois. Intermediate stops will be at the Mary Todd Lincoln house in Louisville, KY then over to Hodgenville for a visit to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and boyhood home (

From here the plan is to travel north cross the might Ohio and overnight in Spencer County, Indiana ( another location rich in early Lincoln history.

The good news for Indians baseball fans is that opening day is only 17 days away! And being equitable the Reds open on April 6th.

Go Tribe! Go Reds! And happy travels.