ShysterBall reader James Van Hooser just graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in English. This means he can (a) go to law school; (b) go to grad school; (c) learn guitar and take up busking; or (d) get in a Mustang full of beer, beef jerky, applesauce and a couple of his friends and take in as many baseball games as he possibly can this summer. James chose wisely:
Baseball: My two best friends and I just graduated from college and we are going on a three week road trip to delay our inevitable entrance into the “real world”. We are all avid baseball fans, so we framed our trip around seeing as many MLB games in as many different ballparks as our schedule would allow. This blog is an attempt to detail our experiences and hopefully inspire others to take similar baseball themed road trips.
Budget: We are all broke college students, so we have put this trip together for as little cash as possible (while still maintaining some semblance of fun and safety). If you prefer to have things spelled out for you, you could say we are trying to do this trip “on a shoestring”.
Beer: I am a fan of good beer. One of my goals on this trip is to drink only craft beer that I cannot get at home in Texas. I have a preliminary list of beers I want to try, but hopefully the locals in each city will point me in the right direction.
I’m not lying about the beef jerky and applesauce: here’s the evidence. The beer is a legitimately big part of the trip too. I can fault neither his ambition nor his priorities. The only thing I can fault is the fact that he has named his car “Arwen.” I find nothing wrong with naming one’s car at the outset of a road trip, but “Arwen” is nerdy by even my supremely nerdy standards. Could have been worse I guess. He could have named it after a silver dragon from the Dragonlance books or something.
According to the schedule, James should be en route to Atlanta as we speak. I plan on following his progress with a jealous, jealous eye.