Ballpark E-Guides are PDF format booklets that provide you with all sorts of information for attending a game at a major league ballpark. You’ll learn the best ways to get tickets, advantages and disadvantages of different seating areas, the best ways to get there, how to park cheaply or perhaps even for free, what sort of food items the ballpark has, and much more. They cost just $4.99, and a Ballpark E-Guide should pay for itself easily in one ballpark visit!
Ballpark E-Guides are loaded with pictures and information, and you can print them in booklet format and carry them around with you easily. And if you’re buying tickets or a gift for the baseball fan in your life, an inexpensive and extremely useful Ballpark E-Guide slipped in with the tickets will make the experience much easier and more fun!
Here are some frequently asked questions about Ballpark E-Guides:
Is it safe to purchase a Ballpark E-Guide from this site?
It is as safe as buying from someone on eBay; you can pay through PayPal or major credit card. The E-Guides are downloaded from the fine folks at E-junkie, who handle the credit card end of it. You can view their service here.
I will learn nothing about your personal or account information, since I do not deal with that part of it. Only your name and e-mail address, which is added to the newsletter list that you can opt out of at any time. Not that you wouldn’t be able to trust me, of course, but the transaction part is handled through another service.
Why should I buy a Ballpark E-Guide?
If you are a baseball fan, I sympathize with the feeling you may have that ballgame tickets are too expensive, the food is pricey and sometimes not very tasty, and getting in and out is too much hassle. I wrote these guides to help you or the baseball fan in your life save time, money, and aggravation so that you can simply enjoy a ballgame like any American should.
I have spent many hours researching to help you be armed with knowledge, and it is my hope that the money you spent on a Ballpark E-Guide will be recouped in just one trip to the ballpark. If you frequently go to games, it should pay for itself many times over!
How do I purchase a Ballpark E-Guide?
You simply click on “Buy It Now” button underneath, and then click on “Checkout” and enter the relevant information.
You will receive an e-mail with a link to download each guide you have purchased. Just click on the link and it’s on its way to your computer! There is a time limit though, so please download it as soon as possible.
And once you have it, you can print it in several different ways, but I recommend booklet format.
Can I have a Ballpark E-Guide sent to me through the mail?
Well, I’m working on that; currently I need to find a cost-efficient way to print the E-Guides in a nice, color format without being taken to the cleaners. I will have to charge more for this, however. Stay tuned.
Is everything in the Ballpark E-Guides 100% accurate?
I have tried my level best to ensure that all of the information contained in the Ballpark E-Guides is correct and up to date. However, the baseball world changes very quickly and frequently. Prices rise (of course), vendors come and go, and secrets eventually aren’t secrets anymore. And some of the information is opinion-based, which also changes with the wind.
If you find an inaccuracy in a Ballpark E-Guide and can verify it, please send me the information (with a photo if at all possible) so that I can keep them current. If you can send me a verifiable correction within 30 days of your purchase, I will send you an updated guide free of charge.
Why don’t you include prices of parking, tickets, etc. in your Ballpark E-Guides?
For two reasons.
First, it is very difficult to obtain this information. Prices for tickets are available, obviously, but the pricing levels can be very complicated and so I have just tried to generalize them. The only hope for finding prices for food or parking, short of visiting the park and writing it all down, is if someone has provided such information on a blog or message board, which does not happen often.
Second, prices fluctuate so wildly in baseball that chances are that by the time you actually use a Ballpark E-Guide, it would be obsolete if it contained prices for everything. To actually list the prices of tickets, parking and concessions and to stay on top of the changes would be profoundly difficult and time-consuming. I need that time to write more Ballpark E-Guides!
Whenever possible, I have tried to inform you of what sort of things might be overpriced or a bargain; the “Tightwad Tips” in each guide are geared towards that. For example I might say something relative about parking, like Lot X is cheaper than Lot Y, for example. I know it’s not as precise as it could be, but it is simply not practical at the moment to include all of the price information.
Do I need to be a hardcore baseball fan to want a Ballpark E-Guide?
Of course not! If you only go to one ballgame a year, a Ballpark E-Guide should be a big help. You’ll learn what the food offerings are and where they are without having to travel throughout the park, find a place to sit that helps meet your standards, and learn the best ways to get there. You may be surprised at how many things you didn’t know that can make attending a ballgame cheaper and easier…I certainly was!
And if you aren’t a big baseball fan, chances are good you’re married to one or close to someone who is. A Ballpark E-Guide makes a terrific and very inexpensive gift for a baseball fan—maybe something you could include in an envelope with tickets to a game!
Where does all of the information in Ballpark E-Guides come from?
From hours and hours of poring through team and public transportation websites, blogs, message boards, books, and reviews. Many hours. “Get a life” level hours. E-mailing teams and associated facilities and asking them about rumors I’ve heard. And whenever possible, from my own experiences and observations visiting the ballpark in question.
Ballpark E-Guides are terrific! Are you going to produce one for (insert your favorite ballpark here)?
I am in the process of writing E-Guides for all 30 of the major league ballparks. However, producing the colorful guides with pictures that you see here requires a trip to the venue itself for photos and for best possible verification of the content. This requires money and time, of course—which at the moment are disrupted by my stupid full-time job. So if you are eager to read a Ballpark E-Guide for your favorite ballpark, please spread the word about Ballpark E-Guides!
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