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BALL PARK PICTURE REVIEW

WELCOME TO MILLER PARK

Bernie Brewer Partial

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…)

BALL PARK REVIEW

WELCOME TO MILLER PARK

Miller Park Marquee

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.

BALL PARK REVEIW SEGMENT

MLB Map

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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Kiki Magazine and CCandy Clothing

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.

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Jupiter Florida Spring Training 2013

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.

Adron Chambers Photo

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Port St Lucie Spring Training 2013

INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN TURNER

I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to interview several Major League Baseball Players over the last couple of years.  My  family began a quest in 2011 to visit all 30 ballparks and by the end of this summer they will have completed the trip with our last 8 stadiums out West.

The following is a Q&A that I conducted in last Spring Training in Port St Lucie with Mets utility infielder Justin Turner.  Like always, I asked Turner several questions that he was not accustomed to fielding from other reporters.  I am sure that is why he was so enthusiastic about the conversation.
So without further adieu, sit back, grab a favorite drink, and enjoy the dialogue between Justin Turner of the Mets and me.
Haley Smilow & Justin Turner

Memories from Fenway Park

INTERVIEW WITH CODY ROSS

One of my favorite interviews was two days after my 11th Birthday.  We were in Boston and I had a chance to sit down with Cody Ross.  We talked about his favorite Ball Parks to play in, who he doesn’t like to face, what he does for pre and post game rituals and what he does on the road.   As always I was not caught up in asking the Outfielder about his statics but more about his life in this candid interview.  Amongst other topics we discussed included:  What Cody does for charity work, what his favorite animal is…. Also who is the biggest practical joker in the MLB…and much much more.

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MLB.com / Toronto Blue Jays Cut 4

INTERVIEW WITH CASEY JANSSEN

This was an interview that I did with Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen.  It ended up being aired on MLB.com / Cut 4.  It was really cool because this time I met Casey at the hotel when the Blue Jays were playing the Yankees in New York.   This was different from some of my other interviews because I got to see how the team travelled.

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World Series Champions Boston Red Sox

INTERVIEW WITH LEFTY SPECIALIST CRAIG BRESLOW

Craig Breslow is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.   He throws left-handed, and is considered a lefty specialist.  This year he has faced more right-handed hitters (98 plate appearances) than lefties (74) and actually has posted reverse splits (.225 vs. righties, .309 vs. lefties). Only one of each has taken him deep this season. With runners in scoring position, he has allowed just one extra-base hit in 43 plate appearances.  Breslow a graduate of Yale University was given the nickname “smartest man in baseball” by Minneapolis Star Tribune Twins writer La Velle E. Neal III.  Breslow helped lead the team and the bullpen deep into the playoffs and eventually the World Series.  I had the opportunity to sit down with Craig and ask him a couple of questions that weren’t all about statistics and more about his personal life.

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Remembering Baseball’s African American Pioneers

This was an article I wrote for black history month for my SI Kids Reporters blog.   February is Black History month and this made me think about the impact that African-Americans have had on the sports world. One of the biggest impacts, in my opinion, was the Negro Leagues. In August 2011, I was lucky enough to go to Kansas City to see a Royals vs. Yankees game. What I did not know was the history of baseball in K.C. is more then just the Royals.

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