August 10, 2009

Want to Get Away from Baseball?: The sports infographic web site Flip Flop Fly Ball has determined that the town of Turner, Montana, is the most distant from any Major League Baseball team, 646 miles from Seattle and 649 miles from Colorado.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:08 PM - 13 comments

Speaking as a person living 2,551 miles from the nearest baseball team, I would just like to say that the fine citizens of Turner, Montana are damn lucky to be a mere 14 hour drive away from seeing a Mariners game.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:23 PM on August 10, 2009

I can one-up you there, joey. Using the same site, it's 7,501 miles from my place to the nearest MLB team (in San Diego).

posted by owlhouse at 04:50 PM on August 10, 2009

Owlhouse and I demand immediate MLB teams.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:01 PM on August 10, 2009

Geez, and I thought being about 100 miles from Philly was a hassle! (! I do not recognize the Yankees and the Mets are questionably a "major league" team)

posted by jjzucal at 08:12 PM on August 10, 2009

I'm too bloody close to all of them.

posted by trueblueroo at 08:23 PM on August 10, 2009

I'm with you, trueblue.

posted by beaverboard at 09:52 PM on August 10, 2009

Yeah, 15 miles from New York. All of a sudden, 7,000 miles away sounds good.

posted by jjzucal at 10:01 PM on August 10, 2009

It is 1681.66 miles and 25hrs 38 mins away from Mark Shapiro!

There are a lot of us praying his brother in law doesn't do things the same way!

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:21 AM on August 11, 2009

1.2 miles from Wrigley Field, so, 9.2 miles away from Major League Baseball at US Cellular.


posted by SpiffyRob at 08:46 AM on August 11, 2009

2.1 Miles from Turner Field.

posted by trox at 10:19 AM on August 11, 2009

2.1 miles to Wrigley, 6.4 miles to U.S. Cellular/Comiskey II. Can't really complain about that.

posted by holden at 11:28 AM on August 11, 2009

By the way, jojomfd1, what approach should Shapiro have taken? I am not an Indians fan, so am just curious as to what folks are saying in Cleveland. I appreciate that the Indians have basically jettisoned most of their big stars (other than a past-his-prime Hafner and Sizemore who, rightly, is untouchable), but they were not winning anything last year (when they got rid of Sabathia, who would have walked at the end of the year anyway) and this year. Why not just retool for the future?

posted by holden at 12:40 PM on August 11, 2009

I am not amused at all of your proximity to baseball and as soon as I have the energy to get out of this lounge chair and lazily wander off the beach, I will have words! Oh yes I will!

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:08 PM on August 11, 2009

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