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    Just got back from my main baseball trip of the year, to Milwaukee!

    Saturday we went up to Appleton to see the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Single-A affiliate of the Brewers. This was a very nice stadium for Single-A, easily comparable to the AAA stadiums I have been to, and was able to get a scorecard, soda cup, and ice cream helmet (first time I have see a helmet below the AAA level! - of course, I have not been to a AA yet :). I bought a team ball at their Team Shop, as I wasn't expecting such nice swag. The Eric Sogard bobblehead was not an official giveaway; I won it at one of those 'spin-the-wheel and win-a-prize' things. It took 6 spins, and at $1/spin it was more than worth it LOL. Actually, it was a leftover from a 2018 giveaway (the Timber Rattlers give out 11 bobbleheads a year! Incredible!).

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    On Sunday, we went to see the Milwaukee Brewers. This stadium was on my bucket list for a while! Three days of brats, cheese curds, beer, and baseball! Heaven! Got the usual: scorecard, soda cup, ice cream helmet. Interestingly, Miller Park does not have souvenir beer cups?!? The official giveaway was a Christian Yelich bobblehead, commemorating his 2018 MVP and Silver Slugger awards (notice the bat is silver). Back in 2014, I was in Miami watching the Braves play the Marlins. I leaned over to my friend and said, you watch, this Yelich kid is going to be something. Four years later, he wins the NL MVP!

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    This thread is strangely inspirational probably a good thing I don’t get to, too many Major League cities too often and my minor league city visitation is minimal. Division I College towns however I’m there often probably a good thing the mid week games start wile I’m in that town conducting business.

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    Well thanks to this thread lastnight at the OKC Dodgers game I dropped $12 on dippin dots in helmets then as we were leaving when the game was over my son looks down and there is a clean mini helmet laying under a seat. Oh well 3 helmets can’t be a bad thing.

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    Hahaha, nice @Crosscheck

    I just got home from a work trip to San Francisco. The Giants were gone (been there twice anyway) but Oakland was home and it was a new team/stadium for me!

    Personally I don't know why the Oakland Coliseum gets such a bad rep. Maybe people are spoiled on fancy new stadiums. It's just a classic, older stadium. The views were good, the food was good, good beer selection, and the fans were awesome!

    Got all the usual swag: scorecard, beer and soda cups, and ice cream helmet. AND, they had a giveaway, a Matt Olson bobblehead commemorating his 2018 Gold Glove at first base. It was the 'second part' to an earlier bobblehead this year, their third baseman Matt Chapman, who got a Gold Glove also in 2018. Apparently the two figures' bases interlock.

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    Last night went down to see the Orem Owlz, Rookie League Team for the L.A. Angels. They keep threatening to move the team to CO, so I figure I'd better get them this season! So, as expected, I picked their giveaway night LOL. The giveaway was a generic (i.e., not a specific player) vinyl figurine. I also got a scorecard and soda cup, but much to my surprise, an ice cream helmet. First I've seen from a Rookie League Team!!

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    I went to the Amarillo Sod Poodles game last night and had to get a cup and ice cream because of this thread. On top of buying a souvenirs for each of my 4 kids, a shirt because you have to have a shirt that says sod poodles and $15 for nachos in a helmet.

    I have 3 more minor league games planned this summer and if I can pull it off going to see my Red Sox in September when they play at the Rangers. So Blane you might start hitting up ball parks in Oklahoma & Texas for commissions off of my drink and ice cream purchases.

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    Thanks Crosscheck! I'll definitely get out that say sometime! Whenever I travel for work the first thing I do is look for local college or minor league baseball teams (if it's the season).

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    This past week I was in Rochester, MN for work and went to the Rochester Honkers, an amateur summer collegiate league. Got a scorecard and bought a team ball. There were some editorial mistakes on the scorecard LOL but at least they made an effort. If you wonder why I only scored 7 innings, it's because they played a double-header with two 7-inning games (I only scored the second one).

    If this seems like a productive year for me it has been. Two teams are local I just hadn't been to yet, two were part of a planned trip, and three were from work trips!!!!

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    Last night I was at Dodger stadium. This wasn't really a 'planned' trip this year; a guy who went to the Oakland game is a STH for the Dodgers and he said if I'd fly out to L.A., he'd take me to a game.

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    And this might be a good time to post the Ogden Raptors Mini Monday bobbleheads for 2019, since the season ended. They gave out 6 this year; I only got four of them (below). The two I missed were Russell Martin and Frank Robinson.

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    hey guys

    Not much for me this time of year LOL but a friend back in Atlanta sent me these bobbles from 2018:

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    Also, I bought this map from Hedberg maps! It has every major, minor, independent team, plus Spring Training sites, the AZ Fall League, museums and places of interest! I had it mounted on cork board and then bought red map pins for it. The top is the whole map; the bottom has my pins. Does not have colleges or collegiate summer leagues, but it has everything else:

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