US CELLULAR FIELD
Hey everyone here are your pictures for U.S Cellar see you all next week with the Chicago Cubs.
In Chicago there is a few blue seats to show special hits.
This is Ethan and I in front of Paul Konerko’s blue seat.
This is a picture of me in front of the score board.
– Haley –
WELCOME TO US CELLULAR FIELD
a/k/a The South Side. In 2011 I visited Cellar field in Chicago with my family. Cellar field is the home of the Chicago white sox’s. The ballpark is cool but there is nothing special to it. When I walked in to the park you see a big gate. The big gate has pictures and you can see the white sox lineup and who they are playing. Then later on one walks around and heads to their seats, which were reasonably comfortable. The seats were nice but they were not with a cushion like a couch. The stadium is pretty nice and it is generally clean. The stadium is also green and bright which is one thing I like. The scoreboard is big and you are able to see it from anywhere. When I was in Chicago the Yankees were also playing which of course is something I liked. The food in Chicago was diffnelty not my favorite. Even though I don’t really care what the chicken nuggets mostly tasted like fish sticks at US Cellar. Blggh. Also while at US Cellar I got to interview A.J. Perzinki so I saw a lot of the behind the senses. When I interview I go there early and I saw all the hard work. I also got to look at the trophy they won in 2005. Even though A.J is known to be mean he was super nice and it was a great expernice. I also was young so I have ball that almost all the Yankees signed in fact it was an Arizona all-star game one. Since I was still elven at the time the kids zone was interesting but not my favorite park unlike Ethan. The kid’s zone was cool but you it was a throwing game and something else I can’t rember. The white sox’s also have a mascot named southpaw who my little brother got to meet especially because they were both lefties. One more funny thing that happened in Chicago was a drunk person sitting kind of near us. The drunk man was wherein a White Sox’s shirt but his friends were convening him he was a Yankees fan it was funny and the man was harmless. Also we meet some Irish fans and they were funny and passionate for the sox’s. It seems like there are some drunks but they are mainly fun and nice fans. Overall U.S Cellar field is a cool park but in my opion there would be no reason to got back and it is definitely not in my top five.
WELCOME TO MILLER PARK
This is a picture of Bernie Brewers Slide. Bernie would slide down this slide every time the Brewers hit a home run. Make sure you check out more of my photos. (more…)
WELCOME TO MILLER PARK
The very first stop of our baseball trip was Miller Park. I was ten when we went. When we went it was 2011. I rember seeing the stadium for the very first time and there was something about it that I loved. Outside the stadium there was tailgating everywhere and it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It was car after car and grill after grill. When we walked into Miller Park I had a big smile on my face and something felt right, that something clicked. I knew I was home, I knew baseball was my love and passion in life. The field is really nice and it was made for baseball. The field has the Brewers symbol on it behind home plate. We were sitting near the Brewers dugout and I got my first ball. The tickets are not too expensive at Miller Park and it was a great experience. It was really fun because we got to interact with the players and watch them up close. I also got to meet Bernie Brewer the Brewers loyal mascot. Bernie was cool and he is dressed like a man with a brewer’s shirt and a yellow mustache . Bernie also slides down the slide when the Brewers hit a home run, which was a lot between Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder. We also got to see the famous sausage race which was during the 4th inning. My favorite was the hot dog and he was the one I rooted for. I only rooted for the hotdog because he is the traditional baseball food and I didn’t really like any of them at the time. Hotdog won once when I was in Milwaukee. Since I was only ten at the time I rember wanting to see what the kids zone was like and so did Ethan. We walked to it the middle of the game. We thought it was pretty cool. In the kids zone you could race Corey Hart I beat him once after three tries. Ethan and I also biked and raced sausages. I won against Ethan in that. I don’t also rember much from Miller Park because I was only ten. Although one thing I do rember is that it was a good stadium and that they had good fans. The atmosphere was great and lots of the fans seemed passionate or a little drunk from the tailgating. In Miller Park as far as food goes it good but I was not a huge foodie so I didn’t have a care for it. Although there is the five-sausage meal that Miller Park is famous for. Miller Park has a special place in my heart and it was a great first stadium. Also if your in Milwaukee and headed to Miller Park make sure to check out Kopps frozen custard, it is awesome. If I were to rate Miller Park out of ten I would probably be an eight. I think overall Miller Park is worth your time but it is not my favorite park but then again I cannot just choose one favorite.
Hi everybody its Haley and yesterday my dad and I thought I hadn’t been posting much other then my interviews so we started pondering ideas. My dad said “How about every week you post about a stadium we’ve been to”. I said, “That’s a great idea.”. Every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, I will post about a stadium. On Tuesdays I will be reviewing and talking about the stadiums. On Fridays I will post some pictures with captions and maybe even a video from that place. In 2011 we started our trip and so far I have been to twenty-five stadiums. I will go in order of stadiums I have been to if you would like to see what the journey has been so far our check out our website (under construction but still cool). The site address is Home Feild Advantage My blog post will talk about my experiences at each stadium. This should take me about thirty weeks considering there’s only thirty stadiums (wish there were more). There might be a couple of additional posts because I have been to a couple of spring training stadiums. In March my dad and I are going to Arizona and I will write about this experience as well. This summer we are visiting our last four ballparks. I am very excited to share these posts with everyone, so be on a look out for pictures, posts and some additional interviews. Hope you guys are as excited as I am. Look for my first post on Tuesday – Miller Park home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Smilow, 13, is not your ordinary fan she is also a reporter for Baseball Youth Magazine, Sports Illustrated Kids and Universo Beisbol. “It is my dream to interview a player at every stadium that my family and I visit.” Over the last four summers the Smilow family has traveled around the country trying to help Haley achieve this dream.
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One of those players was Rickie Weeks. Below is a Q&A that was recently published in Baseball Youth Magazine, which is a magazine geared toward youth baseball players, that we thought our readers might also enjoy.
Thanks to Haley for sharing this with us and we wish you the best of luck in pursuit of your passion!
-John and Cait
HALEY: What is your favorite thing about Miller Park?
RICKIE: The fans are amazing and I have spent my entire career in Milwaukee.
HALEY: Are there any other ballparks that you particularly like?
RICKIE: Miami because I was born in Florida and my…
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I have never let someone else take the helm of my blog before, even on a one-time basis, but there is but one Haley Smilow. So maybe it is time for me to do some “paying it forward” and provide a forum for a budding M L B beat reporter/ interview guru. I know Haley doesn’t need a lot of help as her accolades and accomplishments already at a young age simply blow my mind.
I always try and encourage writers both young and mature to find their own groove and take their time writing what they enjoy, or what might inform or entertain people. To paraphrase a old saying, “If you enjoy what you do, it will never be work”. I have a feeling Haley will never have to work a day in her life, only enjoy what she does with passion and joy.
So please welcome my first ever guest blogger…
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Today I received a copy of Kiki Magazine which is a fashion magazine for “Girls with style and substance”. I am sharing this with my readers because my article with Amber Sabathia who is the wife of Yankees ace pitcher CC Sabathia was featured in this months issue. Amber and I talked about MLB fashion and what inspired her to start her clothing line CCandy Clothing.
Make sure you check out the complete article in Kiki Magazine.
INTERVIEW WITH ADRON CHAMBERS
As my dad and I head down to Florida at the end of March for Spring Training I am reminded how much baseball can change in one year. Last March I interviewed Adron Chamber when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, he got called up during the post season for the series against the Dodgers. During the off season things changed for Adron who is now a member of the Houston Astro’s, but of course my question were never really about baseball but more about Adron as a person and I found out a lot of cool things about the 27-year-old Pensacola, Florida native.