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Josh Robbins Tries to Make You Jealous, Set World Record

by Ryan Hudson

You're probably asking yourself, "Who is Josh Robbins?", and, "Why should I be jealous of him?"

Josh Robbins is a Yankees fan who lives in Redondo Beach, California, and he's currently trying to set the world record by visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in just 27 days.

"[A] lifelong personal goal for Josh will be fulfilled with the help of his three boyhood friends [Sven Jenkins, John Treadwell, and Bob Adney], his Dad Jonathan, and Robbins' wife, Suganya (Sue) when Robbins leaves southern California on June 16 for a 27-day automobile trip to visit all 30 major league baseball parks."
Right now, he's somewhere between Denver and Kansas City, on his way to his ninth park in the past eight days. That's right, he has to double-dip.
At Dodger Stadium, Josh was forced to make the most difficult decision of the trip so far. After nine innings, the game was tied at 1-1. With a night game to catch in San Diego, Josh decided that it was necessary to leave Chavez Ravine early. They stayed for a full nine innings, but were unable to stay to the end of the ballgame. With I-5 backed up, the two were still lucky to make it down to San Diego in time for the first pitch, but they did it.

The team stayed for the full game in San Diego, and sprinted from their seats to their car after the game. The clock had started. Next destination, Colorado, for today's Sunday afternoon game against the Mets. 1,079 miles. Approximately 13 hours to get there. Meaning they'd have to average about 83mph in order to get there in time.

It'll be expensive (gas estimates are over $3,000) and hectic (there are still two more days of a two-park doubleheader: Miller Park-Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium-Shea Stadium), but that's not a bad way to spend a summer. You can help him out an make a donation here; yeah, it's for charity, too.

(H/T: Big League Stew)