Patrick Chiesa

Father and Son Embark on Baseball Road Trip

by Patrick Chiesa on April 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Baseball is a romantic game. It unites complete strangers; it forms lifelong bonds and memories. For a local father and son, baseball was the centerpiece of the road trip of a lifetime.

Mike Bebout of Frazeyburg and his son Chad, a former Tri-Valley cross country star who lives in North Carolina, embarked on a trip they called "Mike and Chad’s Week in the Majors." The two visited eight ballparks in seven days, traveling over 2,300 miles. Mike and Chad also took a pit stop at the hall of fame in Cooperstown. The Mets caught word of Mike and Chad’s trip and upgraded their seats to behind home plate.

Check out photos from Mike and Chad’s journey on (link on the left) and on Facebook (search: "Mike and Chad’s Week in the Majors").