Kevin C. gets to Tacoma (finally)
Interstate-5 got shut down because of an accident I was left to my own devices.
I had to make my way from Seattle to Tacoma using a map from Hertz while listening
to the radio for traffic updates. The 25-minute trip took almost two hours but I
made it and was able to get a sit down with Tacoma outfielder Wladimir
call from the Mariners over the weekend when the rosters expand. While I enjoyed
my time with Balentien I can?t say the same about my time in Cheney Stadium. The
place is more than a bit run down and doesn?t have any ambiance whatsoever.
Having spent time in Albuquerque, Toledo and Oklahoma City, this Triple-A
ballpark was a let down. This club needs some new digs.
got washed away, thankfully, with a late afternoon shower. Nothing like a faux
celebrity sighting to get my blood boiling. The Rainiers were giving away Lachey
jerseys that day but after BP was canceled, several female fans left in a bit of
snit, complaining they wouldn?t get to see Lachey. Though he showed up later
than expected, he did show up and threw out the first pitch. A Rainiers?
official said he wasn?t going to be speaking with the media. And I even shaved.
tell you when I?ve seen more beautiful country. What a drive. I enjoyed my tour
through Utah two years ago but this one takes over as my favorite among all my
travels for MiLB.com. San Diego used to be my favorite city on the road but
that?s been replaced with Seattle, a fact only added to by the drive.
before I got to the checkpoint. Once over the border I was surprised to see a
llama farm right next to the highway. That was interesting.
so much about this city from so many people but honestly, I liked Seattle
better. While the scenery around the city and the harbor is stunning, the
architecture in the city itself is a bit too industrial and European for my