Attorney brothers swing to hit all the ballparks

Each summer, two Indianapolis attorneys step away from their respective offices and embark on a sports-inspired adventure. The men have three things in common – they’re brothers, they both love baseball, and they’re on a mission to visit every major league ballpark.

Brian Mosby of Littler Mendelson P.C. and Brent Mosby, senior vice president and general counsel of Cheetah Digital, started visiting stadiums in 2002, after Brent heard stories of others taking similar excursions.  

“I was looking for a distraction from studying for the bar exam,” Brent said. “That was the beginning.”

During that first trip nearly 20 years ago, the brothers packed up a car, hit the road and headed to Kansas City.

“It was an eight-hour road trip and we decided pretty quickly that was the furthest we were driving,” Brent said. “The trips have evolved as we’ve gotten older and as we’ve gone from relatively young guys on student budgets, to guys who try to find a nice restaurant to stop at if we have time.”

When choosing which ballpark to visit next, the brothers said two factors play a role in the decision making. First, whether their schedules can line up to make the weekend-long trip. Then, they look at the various cities they haven’t visited and select the place or game that looks most interesting.

They also make it a point to experience the trademarks of the places they choose, either by eating a famous Dodger Dog during a world series game, or by taking in the scenic views at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

They also aim to visit every ballpark in the country before the structures are torn down and rebuilt. This summer, the brothers are considering Toronto or Texas.

“It’s a moving target,” said Brian. “That’s the race we’re on. In the time we’ve been doing this, Atlanta has rebuilt a stadium, and New York and Florida. Every 20 or 30 years they seem to change things.”

So far, the brothers have ventured to ballparks in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and St. Louis, to name a few.

As the brothers have settled into their careers and started families of their own, the trips have thinned to just one stop per year. But that doesn’t mean they’ll cease anytime soon.

“Now the goal is to continue because it’s a nice tradition to have and uphold for as long as we can do it,” Brian said.

“I want to get to all the stadiums,” Brent added, “even if that takes another 10 or 15 years.”

But the trips mean more than ticking a ballpark off their checklist. It means time spent together as brothers and friends.

We’re both baseball fans and sports fans in general. I can envision the day where we’ve visited them all and were going to a football game or something else as an excuse to hang out,” Brian said.

“The main reason for the trip in my mind was to do just that,” Brent chimed in. “We grew up close in age and had a lot of the same interests growing up. Sports and baseball, specifically, made up our childhood memories and this is a continuation of those memories.”

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