To the Bat Factory! No, not the place where Bruce Wayne has his alter-ego’s accessories manufactured; I’m talking about the Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger factory where baseball bats are turned out by the thousands every year. My long-time road trip buddy and non-genetic twin, Al Smith, and I will head to Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday and we are inviting you along, at least virtually speaking. I’ll post at least a couple of blogs along the way and you can follow our adventures on twitter @austingisriel.
Our plan is to travel on Thursday and hit the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Friday morning, but we’re seeing far more than that. After the museum tour, we head to Huntingburg, Indiana to see the Dubois County Bombers play in League Stadium where the movie A League of Their Own was filmed. From there it’s out to Evansville on Saturday for an Evansville Otters Frontier League game at Bosse Field, the third oldest ballpark in regular use in the country (behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.) Sunday morning will find us trekking to Cincinnati for the Reds afternoon game against the Indians. Monday we head for home.
Of course, we won’t limit ourselves to merely visiting baseball sites, for we are sure to play in every state that we visit. You can see some of those places here. So far we have played in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia (many times!), North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas (yes, we took our gloves on a cruise.) After this trip, we will add Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio to our list.
Hope you’ll be ready on time Thursday morning because you don’t want to miss this trip! Please tweet, IM, and email us as we go. It will be like having you right there in the back seat with us.