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IF LITTLE JOE CONNOR CAN SEE IT ALL, SO CAN YOU!
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FROM THE "FIELD OF DREAMS" IOWA CORNFIELDS TO JOE SR.'S FAVORITE YANKEE AT MONUMENT PARK

To contact Joe, e-mail him via baseballjoe12000@yahoo.com or joe@modernerabaseball.com.

 

"Those who think baseball moves along too slowly never have met Joe Connor. And if you haven't met Connor, chances are you will someday if you attend enough games. The man is constantly on the move." – Tampa Tribune

 

"Joe Connor is the kind of a guy who any sports fan would just like to sit down and have a beer with. For the past few years, Connor has traveled to baseball venues around the globe, racking up the kind of experiences that most of us just dream of." – Buffalo Weekly

 

When it comes to obtaining the latest information on planning a trip to Spring Training; a tour of MLB, Minor League, Independent League or collegiate ballparks; or even internationally, for years, fans have turned to Joe Connor.

 

Since 2001, the experienced contributing baseball writer has annually updated his easy-to-use electronic travel guides, A Fan’s Guide To The Ultimate Spring Training Experience; A Fan’s Guide To The Ultimate Ballpark Tour: Fully Loaded! about MLB, Minor League and Independent League parks; A Fan's Guide To The Ultimate College Ballpark Experience; A Fan's Guide To The Ultimate College Summer League Ballpark Experience and World in a Ballpark: Baseball Goes Global, including the Caribbean Series and World Baseball Classic. All guides are annually-updated and available for purchase at the Buy Joe's Guides page.

 

Joe’s guides are delivered to buyers via e-mail as a simple PDF attachment, so they are armed with current details and insightful tips (as opposed to outdated information found on book shelves). Easy-to-use "Bookmarks" enable readers to click on any team in the guides, without having to scroll past endless pages. The resourceful planning information and Web links on each team allow fans to quickly and cost-effectively plan their ballpark trips right at their fingertips, including buying tickets, booking a flight and more. 

 

Joe has written for ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, NBCSports.com, MLB.com, LATimes.com, Major League Baseball’s official Web site, and been a live game day correspondent for the FOX Sports Radio network. During his career, the San Diego resident has attended multiple ballgames at every Spring Training facility and MLB ballpark, plus every Minor League and Independent League venue, as well as all the top Division I college ballparks. He has also traveled extensively to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, visiting more than 30 baseball countries or territories including Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Austria, Britain, France, Ireland and elsewhere. In fact, no journalist in the world has witnessed more baseball in more places than Joe Connor. In 2006, he embarked on the Bionic Gloves Veggie Power Ballpark Tour: Fuel of Dreams! where he visited every Minor League ballpark in North America, plus tons of Independent League and top collegiate ballparks, among many other baseball venues. All told, Joe has seen ballgames at more than 400 ballparks worldwide.

 

With his unique knowledge, perspective and engaging personality, Joe has appeared on ESPN, The Travel Channel and been a guest on more than 500 radio stations, including ESPN Radio, Sporting News Radio, Canada's radio network and the radio networks of several MLB teams including WGN (Chicago); KNBR (San Francisco); and WEEI-WRKO (Boston), among many others. Print and online news services and outlets including the Associated Press, Scripps Howard News Service, ESPN.com, Los Angeles Times, Sporting News, USA TODAY Sport Weekly, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Autograph Collector Magazine and several other print and broadcast news outlets, including those in Asia, Europe and Latin America have also cited Joe. He also provided research support about the Cuban National Team to NBC Television in preparation for their coverage of the 2004 Olympic baseball competition. Joe has also assisted students at multiple universities in thesis projects about international baseball.

 

Joe was first published while still in high school, writing on a weekly basis for his hometown West Hartford News in both 1990 and 1991. His began his career later at the daily Winter Haven News-Chief before relocating to San Diego where he covered high school and college sports for the San Diego Union-Tribune and also worked at the weekly San Diego Newspaper Group chain, covering the Padres and Chargers. Since 1997, Joe has been mainly a contributing scribe, writing mostly feature stories and in-depth special series'. On April 23, 2001, he launched www.modernerabaseball.com, in memory of his late father, Joe Sr., who was his guiding light to baseball. The dedication came on the two-year anniversary of his father's passing from cancer. Instead of reliving the anniversary in sorrow, Joe decided the site should serve as a celebration of his father's life yet also as a vehicle to help others by helping fans maximize their baseball trips. www.modernerabaseball.com has hosted an annual "Father’s Day Contest" every June since 2001 in which sons and daughters honor their Dads for a chance to win great prizes, including Joe's guides.

JOE AND HIS CRONIES TEARING UP PHILLY
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MIKE SCHMIDT, PLEASE ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR THE NEED TO MAKE GOOFY FACE IN FRONT OF YOUR WORTHY STATUE

YEP, HE'S GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO...
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JOE TREKKED TO OAKLAND IN OCT. '03 TO SEE THE SOX WIN, BUT AARON BLEEPING BOONE PROVED JOE WRONG

1984: THE YEAR LITTLE JOE PLAYED LIKE AN ALL-STAR
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1984: THE SAME YEAR AS JOE'S VEGGIE MERCEDES: HMMM...GOOD KARMA, COINCIDENCE?

2004: JOE'S SOX FINALLY WON IT ALL
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GROWING UP IN CONNECTICUT, JOE WAS ALL SOX, ALL THE TIME, TAKING GRIEF FROM FRIENDS BLEEDING YANKEES

ON THE STEPS OF THE MASS. STATE HOUSE, ALL SMILES
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AFTER THE SOX WORLD SERIES WIN, JOE HEADED TO THE STATE HOUSE & PARADE IN BEANTOWN TO CELEBRATE

IN MAGICAL '84, LEADOFF HITTER JOE LED HIS TEAM...
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...IN RUNS, STOLEN BASES, HUSTLES, FRECKLES, CUTE DIMPLES AND BROWN CURLY HAIR & GUM STUCK IN SHOES

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OH, WHAT A SCHILLING, BIG PAPI IS MIGHTY HAPPY...
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JOE CELEBRATED WITH RED SOX NATION AT THE VICTORY PARADE DAYS AFTER BOSTON'S WORLD SERIES TRIUMPH

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