Major League Baseball 2K12 RV Tour Hits the Road

2K Sports announced the return of the Major League Baseball 2K12 RV tour, a coast-to-coast mobile experience featuring special giveaways, batting cages, and hands-on play time with Major League Baseball 2K12.

The folks at 2K Sports are gearing up for a road trip. You know what that means: Yes, the MLB 2K12 RV tour is upon us (Pictured above: the 2011 RV).

The cross-country tour brings the excitement of authentic baseball action to fans this spring and summer with a custom-designed Major League Baseball 2K12 recreation vehicle, according to a news release.

The mobile demo vehicle will be rigged with portable video game gear for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.

Traveling to various Arizona Spring Training hotspots, including Hohokam Park in Mesa and Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, as well as big league ballparks, such as Comerica Park in Detroit, Citi Field in New York, and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 2K Sports will slide into more than 25 cities in total.

“For the second straight year, we’re taking the 2K Sports RV on the ultimate baseball road trip,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s always a pleasure to interact with our fans across the country, and we can’t wait to get the tour started and share Major League Baseball 2K12 with baseball fans everywhere.”

2K Sports begins the tour today (March 9) in Surprise, Arizona, and visit Cactus League ballparks throughout the month of March.

Following the start of the regular season, the tour kicks into full gear with events through June. Some of the highlights include stops at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, and two special events at the MLB FanCave in New York City.

The tour concludes with a booth at MLB All-Star FanFest in Kansas City.

Fans at tour stops will have the opportunity to practice their in-game pitching skills for the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which returns for the third successive year beginning on MLB Opening Day, April 4.

Eight gamers who pitch perfect games on Xbox 360 or PlayStation3 prior to May 1 will be eligible to participate in a live tournament for the grand prize of $1 million.

The Major League Baseball 2K12 tour dates include:

  • March 9: Surprise, Arizona, Surprise Stadium (Host: Texas Rangers)
  • March 10: Glendale, Arizona, Camelback Ranch; games at 12:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. (Host: Chicago White Sox)
  • March 11: Tempe, Arizona, Tempe Diablo Stadium (Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
  • March 15: Tempe, Arizona, Tempe Diablo Stadium (Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
  • March 16: Surprise, Arizona, Surprise Stadium ; 11:00 a.m. (Host: Kansas City Royals)
  • March 16: Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Municipal Stadium ; 5:00 p.m. (Host: Oakland Athletics)
  • March 18: Maryvale, Arizona,  Maryvale Baseball Park (Host: Milwaukee Brewers)
  • March 22: Goodyear, Arizona, Goodyear Ballpark (Host: Cincinnati Reds)
  • March 23: Tucson, Arizona, Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium  (Host: Chicago White Sox)
  • March 24: Mesa, Arizona, Hohokam Park (Host: Chicago Cubs)
  • March 25: Goodyear, Arizona, Goodyear Ballpark (Host: Cleveland Indians)
  • March 29: Tempe, Arizona, Tempe Diablo Stadium (Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
  • March 30: Glendale, Arizona, Camelback Ranch (Host: Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • April 6-7: Anaheim, California, Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
  • April 9-10: Oakland, California,  Overstock.com Coliseum (Host: Oakland Athletics)
  • April 14-15: Los Angeles, California, Dodger Stadium (Host: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • April 20: Houston, Texas, Minute Maid Park (Host: Houston Astros)
  • April 24-25: St. Petersburg, Florida, Tropicana Field (Host: Tampa Bay Rays)
  • April 29: Atlanta, Georgia, Turner Field (Host: Atlanta Braves)
  • May 1: Cincinnati, Ohio , Great American Ball Park (Host: Cincinnati Reds)
  • May 4-5: Detroit, Michigan, Comerica Park (Host: Detroit Tigers)

Details

Major League Baseball 2K12 RV Tour

Rules and details can be found at 2ksports.com.

Complete Full Major League Baseball 2K12 tour dates can be found at 2ksports.com.

Worth Pondering…

There are only five things you can do in baseball—run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.
—Leo Durocher

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 9

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY!

1. RV Catches Fire in Texas

This photo was taken approximately four minutes after a motorhome caught fire. It gives you an idea of how fast you need to get out of your coach if it ever catches on fire. (Source: http://rvtravel.com)

A man and a woman were temporarily stranded in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday (March 6) after their recreational vehicle burst into flames, reports KIIITV.

The couple says they were traveling to Austin from Louisiana and got stuck in traffic on I-10 due to an overturned 18-wheeler. The driver says he was being re-routed onto Eastex Freeway when he and his wife smelled smoke and pulled onto the side of the road.

The man was trying to disconnect several batteries used to power appliances in the RV, when the vehicle caught fire.

2. Maintenance Tip

You’ve got a lot riding on your tires. The better you take care of them, the better they’ll take care of you.  Proper tire pressure:

  • Helps you get the most from every gallon of fuel
  • Helps maximize the life of your tires
  • Helps your motor home ride and handle the way it’s designed to
  • Helps ensure your coach can safely handle loads up to its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

So it’s important to check tire pressure at least once a week when you’re traveling. And since tires warm up as you drive, it’s important to check the pressure cold—before you start driving.

3. Flying J Opens Travel Center in Utah Dixie

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot Flying J has opened a new travel center location in St. George, Utah. The new Flying J Travel Plaza is located at 113 Motel Drive at Exit 77 off Interstate 15 along U.S. Highway 78.

The 13,350-square-foot travel center features six gasoline islands, eight diesel lanes, and two RV lanes along with Diesel Exhaust Fluid at the pump. The facility also features high-speed fuel pumps that provide faster flow so customers can refuel quickly as well as a restaurant and a wide variety of convenience items.

The St. George location includes a Denny’s restaurant; food deli; restrooms; Western Union and check cashing; an ATM; laundry services; 108 parking spaces for cars and general merchandise.

RV customers have access to parking, bulk propane, and a dump station in addition to the two RV fuel lanes.

As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the St. George Flying J Travel Plaza honors the Frequent Fueler Advantage card.

Pilot and Flying J merged in 2010, and both brands are still available on U.S. highways. Pilot Flying J has more than 550 retail locations across North America. The company is located in 47 states and eight Canadian provinces.

4. Yellowstone Campgrounds Start to Reopen May 4

Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the concessioner that runs lodges, restaurants, and activities in Yellowstone National Park, will start opening campgrounds there in early May, The Associated Press reports. Campgrounds start to open on May 4 with the Madison Campground, followed by Fishing Bridge RV Park on May 11.

The park itself reopens to automobiles in April when the major roads are cleared of snow.

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge Geyser Grill and gift shop will be first to open on April 20, followed by the Mammoth Hot Springs gift shop and grill on April 27. The major lodging facilities will open throughout May.

According to Xanterra Parks and Resorts all park operations will be up and running by mid-June.

5. Exploring Verde Valley

Pink Jeep tours are a popular way to venture into Red Rock Country. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow, our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we seek adventure.

During the past several years we have enjoyed months at a time RVing throughout southern Arizona, enjoying abundant sunshine, and a fascinating backdrop of mountain ranges. Whether we’re at Yuma, along the Colorado River at Lake Havasu or Bullhead City, Quartzsite, Catalina State Park, and Tucson, Ajo, and Organ Pipe National Park, Tombstone, Bisbee, Patagonia, Coronado National Memorial, or Ramsey Canyon in southeastern Arizona, or a Maricopa County Regional Park in the Phoenix area, there’s much to explore.

But, each spring finds us gravitating north to the scenic and historic wonders of Verde Valley.

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Have a great weekend.

Until next time, safe RV travels, and we’ll see you on the road!

Worth Pondering…

Destination is merely a byproduct of the journey.
—Eric Hansen

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