West Coast Baseball Trip
"or - Is Denver really on the West Coast?"
Last Updated: August 26, 2003
A tour of the West Coast and West Coast ballparks (and, uh, Denver and Phoenix):
Das Tickets: Tickets.
The trip starts, and, always, Hoist Point Inlet Only: First plane trip.
Air Force Academy overlook (couldn't find Pike's Peak one): Ackerman Overlook.
Teri introduces the beautiful Denver Pedestrian Walkway: BeautifulDenverPedestrianWalkway.
Coors Field: Coors's Field.
Still not quite sure what day it is, but drunk: Breckenridge Pub.
Our usher in blue joins us in a brew after the Rockies game: Friendly usher.
A Denver Boot in Denver: Not my car.
Beautiful, clear, 108-degrees Phoenix: Plane View.
Retiring airplane pilot gets firehose send-off: Retiring pilot.
The blessed hotel pool at the Phoenix Hyatt: Hyatt Pool.
Bank One ballpark next to the, uh, Bank of America. Roof open a few hours before the game: Bank One Roof Open.
A close-up view of the DiamondBacks home: Bank One Ballpark.
View from our seats in a cozy 80-degree BOB: Bank One Roof Closed.
Giant floating Pepsi bottle launches attack on our position: Angry Pepsi Bottle.
Live band outside the BOB. Phoenix people only come out at night: The Band.
Beautiful San Diego Bay as seen from the Elephant Cafe: San Diego Bay
Qualcomm Stadium, and The Overhang envelops us: Qualcomm.
Qualcomm Stadium again. We say goodbye to this concrete monstrosity and welcome PetCo park next year: Qualcomm.
Los Angeles, La-La Land, The Big Easy, The Windy Apple: OK, Palm Trees.
Dodger Stadium, La-La Land, The Big -- no, wait; just Dodger Stadium: The Seats.
Dodger Stadium -- a quiet reflection before Sammy Sosa hits two homers today: Quiet Reflection.
Good old-fashioned LA traffic leaving the stadium: Leaving Dodger Stadium.
Santa Monica Pier: The Pier.
Santa Monica Pier, uh, again: On the way to Italian food.
The Amazing Magnetic Knife at the Italian Restaurant: No tricks. It's really magnetic.
Angels Edison Field -- take rte 2 to 10 to 405 to 63 to 5 to Disney, and take a right: You can't miss it.
Centerfield Camera Guy gets a drink: Nice View.
Moments before an awesome event: The Seats.
The awesome event: Only knocked over one person to get it.
Today at Universal Studios -- Cat in the Hat, Dragnet, Coupling, and, yes, a Commercial on Stage 4! The Tour ends.
A big blue wall you may have seen in The Truman Show: In the distance.
Jaws Attacks! The Shark Cometh.
West Side Story: A western scene.
Waterworld underwater: Glug.
Waterworld in flames: Oh, the Humanity!
Nickeloden rains death on the audience: The Horror.
Animal Planet Live! Like, Liza! But with animals: Here come the birds.
Terminator 2: Hasta la Vista.
Teri tries to get on the ride: Close enough.
We get on anyway -- something called Jurassic Park: Central Control.
Descent into madness, er, the Lower Level: Giant Escalator Tube of Death.
Beautiful, smoggy San Fernando Valley: Down in the Valley.
Wine and Coffee -- breakfast in SF: Breakfast.
Before the climb to the hotel: One Nob Hill Circle.
After the climb to the hotel: Nice 40-degree angle.
Oakland's Network Associates Coliseum, or The NetAssCol: Just about the time that New York's lights went out.
Oakland seats -- Go, Raiders! The sunburn begins.
We beat the post-game traffic by taking the San Mateo Bridge (don't ask): Take the East Bay to the South Bay to the San Mateo.
Wiggly Lombard street at night -- with no flash: I see the car, honey, I see it.
Many seals at Pier 39 (again, no flash): Sealtopia.
Alcatraz and the Wharf, early morning, as we go for 10-dollar Denny's omelettes: Alcatraz.
Let's watch Pedro shut down them Mariners: Entrance.
Best seat in the host at SafeCo Field: Front Row.
A view of Seahawks Stadium and downtown Seattle: Seahawks.
The beautiful hanging hot peppers: Hot Peppers.
A turtle on the bay: Turtle, Ho!