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June 8, 2014

This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip

Day 12: Hickory (Return Trip)

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman


Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, the proprietors of Cespedes Family Barbecue, are taking a baseball road trip and chronicling their travels at Baseball Prospectus. You can find the series introduction and itinerary here.

Day One: Lynchburg
Day Two: Asheville and Hickory
Day Three: Huntsville
Day Four: LSU
Days Five and Six: Houston
On the seventh day, they rested
Day Eight: Dallas
Day Nine: Frisco
Day 10: Little Rock

Day 11: Huntsville (return trip)

Started in: Gadsden, AL
Slept in: Hickory, NC
Today’s Mileage: 383
Total Mileage: 3,242

Intro, by Jake Mintz
There are many things in the world named after dead people. Buildings, cities, and even people are named after those who made some sort of lasting impact on society before they passed away. I am 18 years old. I have spent most of my life in front of a TV screen watching baseball. I am insignificant. I am also alive. Nonetheless, there exists, in the woods outside of Gadsden, Alabama, a street named Jake Mintz Road.

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Peter Benedict

This trip has been a blast. Kudos to you for some great writing. That bit about Daniel Bard was as good as anything I've read on this site. Thank you.

Jun 08, 2014 11:39 AM
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CespedesBBQ

Thanks for the kind words man. It means a lot

Jun 09, 2014 00:11 AM
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