Travel: Dream Fields

Baseball fans hit the road for camaraderie and nostalgia

The beckoning American road. The diverse panorama of American cities. The excitement of the great American sport. Alan Salomon is devoted to them all. And so, nearly every summer for the past 20 years, Salomon, 62, a divorced free-lance writer from Memphis, Tenn., has taken off for a week or two on a baseball road trip. Usually tracking his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, he drives by himself to as many as 15 games in different stadiums in a particular region of the country. When he isn't munching on hot dogs and rooting for his team, he takes time to sightsee, try...

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