That's it, we're done. We went to Jacob's Field and saw the Cleveland Indians come from behind and beat the Oakland A's today in the last baseball game of our road trip. We checked out of our Detroit hotel a little before 8am and drove straight to the ballpark in Cleveland for the 12pm game.
Jacob's Field is a really interesting ballpark. It felt very intimate and small, but the size of the field is just as big as any other park. Most of the seating is in a large "bowl" while the seats above that are stacked almost vertically. Its not a grandstand setup like most parks, which I think gives this park an intimate feel and brings the crowd closer to the game. Our seats were behind home plate, slightly to the right, about 30 rows back.
Game info: Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland A's
Final Score: Indians 4, A's 3
Starting Pitcher Indians - Paul Byrd (W)
Starting Pitcher A's - Joe Blanton
Best moment of the game:
- Seeing the Indians come back from a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning with a 3-run homer by Jason Michaels and the Indians end up winning 4-3. That was a great comeback, and we got to see at least one home run in every game on this trip.
We finished with a 6-2 home record and 1 postponed game. We're pretty happy with that record and are glad that we were able to see all 9 ballparks in person. And now its time to go back home. We fly back home from Cleveland to San Diego tomorrow. Julius and I are on the same flight with a connecting flight in Chicago. Ernest used his frequent flyer miles, so he's flying from Cleveland with a 2-hour layover in Washington DC and then he flies to San Diego, so he'll be arriving 3 hours after us.
We had so much fun on this trip. We did a lot and saw many sites on this trip - staying in 7 cities and passing through 14 states and the District of Columbia. It was a great experience to share with by best friends and we're bringing back home a lot of great memories with us. I want to give my personal thanks to Julius, Ernest, Jojo and Tom for helping make this trip happen and for being a part of it. And I want to give a big thanks to my wife, Amie, for encouraging me to go on this trip and for her love and support while I was on the road. I can't wait to come back home to her.
Vacations and trips are always fun, but there's still nothing like coming back home, especially to your family and loved ones.