Playing catch after work at Crowley's Miller stadium keeps Todd, John, and Justin friendship close. They made a pact in 2008 to go to every single Major league Baseball stadium. Now after COV-19 they are back together.
"We hope to get a ballpark tour in," Justin Johnson said. He graduated from Crowley in 2001. "If we can't get a ballpark tour in we'll just take a tour of the city."
"We can't do nothing for a year and working from home for a year and we're finally out of the house," John Tevy said. He graduated from Crowley in 1997. "Not to mention you are hanging out with your best friends all the time so it worked out good."
"Whenever next season rolls around we are fired up and ready to fire up another trip," Todd explained.
They have been to 18 of the 30 baseball stadiums so and even made return trips to places like Atlanta, GA, and Arlington, TX to see the new stadiums. John and Justin work in the oil field and it is hard to coordinate their schedules and also find multiple baseball games in the same region all in one weekend, but John says it is worth it.
"In Washington, they messed up on our seating arrangements and he wanted to know what he could do to make our trip better so he went to get us baseball signed by Nationals manager Dusty Baker."
It wouldn't be a guys' trip without a little bit of friendly competition so guys play the fantasy baseball game on their phone MLB's Beat the Streak. Whoever has the least amount of points has to pay for the beers.
"If you can be friends with somebody this long and love a game this long it is a great thing man," Justin Johnson said.
"I'm the oldest of the group," John Tevy said. "Sometimes you do stupid stuff so you never know if we are going to make it that long."
Todd is encouraging anyone else that a bucket list dream to not push it aside.
"Don't wait," Todd said. "Whenever you have time go. If you try to wait till you have time, you don't have time and it doesn't work out."
They leave a mess of peanuts shells behind when they leave, but they always take lifelong memories with them.