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Husband and wife quit jobs, will visit 120 minor league ballparks in one year

Apr 9, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT


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Who among us hasn’t dreamed of quitting our job and traveling the country to watch baseball at as many different stadiums as possible for an entire year? The difference between us and Matt and Carolyn LaWell, however, is that they are actually doing it. The Lakewood Ohio couple have recently begun a 152-day, 26,000-mile journey to 120 minor league ballparks in 38 states. Yep, minor league parks. Therein lies the insanity, and the greatness.

Matt and Carolyn plan to publish 2,500 words on their website every day. There will be videos and photographs from every stop, as well.

Matt wants to do this for a living. He and Carolyn hope this project is a springboard to other opportunities. They talk about a book. They talk about a career. But mostly they talk about doing something and looking back in 20 or 30 years and being proud.

But right now they’re jobless, and have no idea what they’re going to do when the trip is finished.

“You can’t have regrets,” Matt said. “That’s what it comes down to. A regret would be not even trying. We’re here. We’re in Jacksonville. Day zero. Tomorrow [Thursday] is game day, day one. If everything works out well …”

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  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Haha gusty but imagine the encounters and stories. I hope it works out for them.