Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by in All, General Baseball, NCAA Basketball.

 
ESPN Sports Travel Passport

espn-red-logo-large For the past few years I have been downloading a bunch of podcasts onto my IPod to listen to at the gym, or driving in my car.  This process happens daily as I erase the old and bring in the new.  Of course, all of the podcasts have to do with sports and mainly all baseball.  As technology evolves, two of the podcasts have even gone video providing my visuals with my commentary. Those are a bit harder to watch while driving, but I think you get the point.

Good portions of the podcasts are done by ESPN, and they do an excellent job.  Listening day in and day out I feel like I get to know the voices bringing me the sports information.  But each day, they throw in a “crappy promo” (their words, not mine) to talk about something upcoming within the ESPN company.  Usually I tune that part out and begin to daydream about my next meal or who my number one fantasy baseball pick might be in 2014.  But for some reason yesterday I paid attention, and I am glad I did.

The promotion was about a product that ESPN has launched, called “ESPN Sports Passport.”  It is linked from their website and a very cool application.  You can find it by clicking HERE, or by going to ESPN.com, clicking on “The Life” section at the top, then Sports Travel Passport.

In a nutshell, this allows you to enter different sporting events that have attended in the past several years.  For example, Major League Baseball lets you find games you went to all the back to the 1995 season. All the major sports are on here like College Football and Basketball, NBA, NHL, NFL,MLB, Tennis, Golf, Racing, etc.

Once you have selected the event you went to, you are able to make personal notes about the event, and even enter your seat numbers if you still have your ticket stubs.  ESPN then keeps “stats” on everything from the record of the teams you went to see, the different venues, and even a map of the country with a mark in each city that you attended a game.

The page allows you to invite and share with friends and even upload some pictures from the events.  Each event has a full recap with game stories, box scores and more information if you would to relive that event fully.  I can’t talk enough about how cool this is.

As you can see by the screen shots below, I have begun to enter about 200 events that I have been to in the various sports.  Digging through the hundreds of baseball games that I have been to in the past 14 seasons will take quite a long time.

I highly recommend all sports fans to check this out and give it a try.  It is a neat database and a way to relive memories and connect with friends on past sporting events. I hope ESPN keeps this going and continues to add other sports, like minor league baseball, and other years for the older generation.

Screen Shot of my page

Screen Shot of my page

Screen Shot breaking down my record seeing each team

Screen Shot breaking down my record seeing each team

Screen Shot of map of US and all the venues I have visited

Screen Shot of map of US and all the venues I have visited

Screen Shot of the "extra" information you can enter about each event including seat numbers.  Behind that box you can see how many times you visited each venue.

Screen Shot of the "extra" information you can enter about each event including seat numbers. Behind that box you can see how many times you visited each venue.


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