By Joe McDonald at 11 August, 2013, 2:51 pm
It's the trip every baseball fan has dreamed of making at one time or another during their life, and for Eric Mueller of Hartford, MI the time to live his dream has arrived as he approaches his milestone 50th birthday.
Beginning with a day-night double-header at Wrigley Field in Chicago and Miller Park in Milwaukee on Aug 16., Mueller will visit all 30 major league ballparks in a span of 30 days, and he'll be doing so for a special cause aside from his own personal satisfaction.
From the Detroit News:
"I was looking to try to do something for my 50th birthday and instead of just buying some expensive toy or doing something like that, this just kind of popped into my head: 'That sounds like fun,'" Muller said. "So I started planning it last year."
Another thought popped into his head, as well. His father Jan died 13 years ago after suffering with leukemia. Another close friend is also fighting the disease. Maybe his epic journey could be a platform to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
"It's a combination of my birthday and raising money for LLS," Mueller said. "Anything I can do to raise a little awareness about the disease."
I applaud Mueller's decision to turn his adventure into a fundraiser for LLS, but man, this is obviously going to be a very challenging (and tiring) experience. How in the world does he plan on getting this done in just 30 days?