S: TJT Baseball Travels
FC: The First Ten Years
1: One random night 10 years ago, Jay and Mark had a conversation that would forever change our summer travels. They talked about taking the kids to an away baseball game. Since Ichiro was a pretty popular guy back in 2002, they decided to take a trip up to Chicago to watch the White Sox take on Ichiro. That first year was an elite bunch, but over time the group has expanded to include moms and guest hosts. TJT Travel had been born, and in the words of Mark Tiemann- "The rest is just history".
2: TJT Travels 2002: Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL) 2003: Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY) 2004: Comerica Park (Detroit, MI) 2005: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) 2007: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) 2008: Progressive Field (Cleveland, OH) 2009: Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, MO) 2010: Rangers Ballpark (Arlington, TX) 2011: Coors Field (Denver, CO)
3: 2002 Comiskey Park Chicago, IL Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners August 9 - August 11
4: The White Sox Group Tyler, Phil, Derek, Dan, Billy, Jay, Andy, Mark, Mallory
7: Fan Favorites "Ichiro, I want to see Ichiro." Dan/Tyler letting one rip with everyone on the elevator.... no one ever fessed up
8: 2003 Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals June 13 - June 15
9: The Yankees Group Jay, Andy, Billy, Mark, Mallory, Courtney, Jaime, Mark, Lauren, Derek, Dan
10: Times Square
11: It was a foggy New York day. | After lunch at ESPN Sportszone, | we took the Staten Island Ferry. | Some liked it more than others...
12: Ground Zero It was very humbling to hear the silence at a site of such devastation.
13: "No pimp clothes needed" | Jacques- our French friend | Andy- the 'babysitter' | Alien restaurant turns nightclub | Times Square at night | Scrubby Dutchman (i.e. Scruffy Duffy)
17: What better way to spend Father's Day than at the Weekend Today Show ?! We watched them bbq in the plaza, hung out with Einstein and even got our own tv face time
18: Fan Favorites Scrubby Dutchmans (aka Scruffy Duffy's) Jose sent us and yes we're 21... McDonalds in Times Square at midnight Creepy guys during the rain delay Yankee Stadium ran out of Budweiser in the upper decks Dan talkin smack to the Yankees fan Billy and Dan buying Oakleys on the streets Naked Cowboy
19: 2004 Comerica Park Detroit, MI Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees July 16 - July 18
20: The Tigers Group Jay, Andy, Billy, Andre Mark, Courtney, Mallory Mark, Lauren, Derek, Dan Guest host: Sarkesian
21: Party Flight to Detroit | Mullet
22: Top things to see in Detroit: Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village Pimps outside casinos Speedboat racing And mullets
23: Speed Boat Races
24: Cool places around the stadium: Ford Field Murals A Fox Theatre Ice bar at a hockey-themed restaurant
27: Post-game fireworks While walking back to the rental cars, Jay made firework noises and freaked out everyone Pheeewwwwwwwwwwww........BAM!
28: Fan Favorites Pimp riding in the mini van Mark Tiemann bumping to Lean Back and Move B*t$% The Ribs & Soul Festival The Church people at our hotel Partying in Windsor City Andre's Hawaiian shirt with Adidas shorts limiting our club choices Stepping back in time at Greenfield Village The crack whore Uncle Jay masters the art of packing by using his cooler as a suitcase. Once destination is reached, clothes are out and beer is in Billy seeking out and pounding chocolate-covered strawberries
29: 2005 Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres July 22 - July 24
30: The Phillies Group Andy, Billy, Jay, Libby, Paul, Mallory, Tony, Mark, Courtney
31: Independence Hall
33: The Liberty Bell
34: Constitution Museum
36: The Streets of Philly
37: Da-da-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-daaaaaaaaa "Hey Rocky"
38: South Street We ended up in the wrong part of town before making it there...
39: The City of Brotherly Love
42: Fan Favorites Reading Terminal Market Seeing people do laundry in the fountains Ending up in the wrong part of town The gun chase in the subway Philly cheese steaks
43: 2007 Turner Field Atlanta, GA Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates July 13 - July 15
44: The Braves Group Tony, Mallory, Billy, Libby, Mark, Courtney, Andy, Jay
45: The Varsity World's Largest Drive-In Highest volume of Coca-Cola
46: The World of Coke
47: Playing in the fountains | Scoping the town | Photo shoot | The Streets of Hotlanta
48: Rosa Mexicano Best guac ever
49: Tough Travel
50: Christmas in July
52: Fan Favorites The dads getting carded buying beer in the park Befriending people while trying to find the World of Coke- Mark became the tour guide Discovering Ikea The best guacamole ever The underground mall Yellowjacket martinis Random canadian walks by and says "y'all wearing the hell out of those sunglasses."
53: 2008 Progressive Field Cleveland, OH Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays July 11 - July 13
54: The Indians Group Mallory, Mark, Courtney, Billy, Paul, Andy, Tony, Libby, Jay
55: The trip started with an all-day bar crawl around Cleveland's Warehouse District. While in Side Bar, the bartender told you the only place he knows in Southern Illinois is the Menard prison... By the time Libby & Courtney arrived, Tony was unable to form sentences and sleeping at the dinner table; Mallory proceeded to tell the same stories over and over.
58: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
60: It's Game Time
62: Evan Longoria and the mascot helped maintain our interest in the game
63: Cleveland Rocks
65: Fan Favorites The bar crawl Staying at the same hotel as the Tampa Bay Rays Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Drinking beer out of bowling pin shaped bottles Evan Longoria CLEVELAND ROCKS!
66: 2009 Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals June 19 - June 21
67: Views of Kansas City
69: Oklahoma Joe's
70: Art District
71: Nothing like a pre-game tailgate in the parking lot
72: Another rain delay
73: Grounds crew at work | Go Greg!
78: Fan Favorites While taking a short cut to get back to the hotel, the kids wound up wandering through a hospital Oklahoma Joe's The Art District Grocery shopping for an impromptu tailgate The moms' first trip
79: 2010 Rangers Ballpark Arlington, TX Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels July 23rd - July 25th
80: The Rangers Group Bill, Paul, Andy, Jeff, Brittni, Courtney, Kara, Debbie, Allison, Josh, Libby, Sharrol, Mallory, Jean, Drew Tony, Jay, Mark Guest Hosts: Pat & Doc
83: Dealey Plaza
84: The "Unofficial" Tour of Dealey Plaza Conspiracy theories courtesy of Sherman
85: Lady Gaga
86: Night on the town
87: Youth Group goes to Cowboys Stadium | a.k.a. Jerry's World
88: Team Jay Huddle Up
92: The Absolut Club | This is no ordinary football stadium....
96: TJT Travel making their mark at Rangers Ballpark
98: Fan Favorites Sherman "Everybody's got one. If ya ain't, ya weird." Meeting one of Lady Gaga's costume crew members Having the first baby on our travels Pat & Doc's hospitality Cowboys Stadium. Enough said. The Youth van Hello My Name Is- Jay nametags
99: 2011 Coors Field Denver, CO Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals May 27th - May 30th
100: TJT Travel 2011 Memorial Day Weekend in Denver
103: We visited the U.S. Mint but no cameras were allowed. Instead, I will describe what we saw. We learned about and witnessed the production of coins. Looking closely, you would find members of our group dozing during the movie and marching through the mint in a post-Snooze coma.
104: Golden, Colorado Home of Coors Brewery "The 2nd largest"
108: Red Rock Ampitheatre
112: First Stop: Brauns on Blake Raise your hand if you want the special.
115: Stop #3 | The Barcyle: A Pub Crawl on a bike
117: Life size Jenga St. Louis: 1 Denver: 0
123: Baby Paxton's First Baseball Game
130: Sunday Fun Day at City Park
131: Fan Favorites The bike bar crawl Sunday Fun Day The mountains High octane drinks If you don't come by "Jacksons" I will jack punch you...!" - random girl by the stadium Broadway Baby & Brazilian Coochie Coo lady with the butt full of crack Snooze Life size Jenga
132: The Scorecard 2002: White Sox 3 Mariners 7 2003: Yankees 13 Cardinals 4 2004: Tigers 3 Yankees 5 2005: Phillies 2 Padres 0 2007: Braves 5 Pirates 4 2008: Indians 8 Rays 4 2009: Royals 1 Cardinals 7 2010: Rangers 2 Angels 6 2011: Rockies 15 Cardinals 4
133: Rain Delays 5 out of 9 games Home Team Victory 5 out of 9 games Watching Our Home Team on the Road 3 out of 9 games Great Memories for Life 9 out of 9 years and more to come