I got a great Christmas gift this year from Matt. We both have a goal that in our lifetime we will be able to make it to all of the Major League baseball parks. We have gone to quite a few together (10, I think). A neat idea that Matt gave me was to buy a baseball from each park that we go to as a souvenir. The problem is what do you do to show them off? I had them all in a bowl on the coffee table, but after having kids, there was no way for that to stay together so I just began storing them in a bin in the closet. Matt was great enough to construct this to help show off what I have.
After seeing them on display I am more motivated to add to the collection. August 15th is one day we plan on seeing the Twins play in Minnesota. Other than that we don't have any other trips planned. Maybe sometime this summer Melissa and I will take a trip somewhere for a weekend to get away. Baseball game for me, Broadway show for Melissa? Sounds like a win-win to me!