I’ve always dreamt of visiting the Rawlings baseball factory in Costa Rica, but there are two problems:
1) It’s not open to the public.
2) It’s in Costa Rica.
Well guess what. I just found out that I’m going to Costa Rica for a week in January!
Unfortunately, however, this doesn’t solve problem No. 2 because:
1) This will be a family vacation, and I’m the only person in the family who’s obsessed with baseball.
2) The factory is in the middle of the country, in a small city called Turrialba. We’ll be staying over 100 miles away near Puerto Jimenez on the South Pacific Coast.
And then, of course, there’s that whole “not open to the public” thing. If I knew I’d have the time and capability to make it to Turrialba, I’d start writing letters to the Rawlings people, but I just don’t think it’s gonna happen.
So close, and yet so far…
I visited the factory on August 25, 2010. Click here to read about it. Wow!