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Long road trips can be a pain

Originally Published: June 10, 2005
By John Kruk | ESPN Insider
The long road trip is one of the great adventures for a ballplayer … for the first couple of days. Then it gets really old, really fast. There's no bigger grind in baseball and it's because there's so much that goes into a long road trip. You have to deal with the little things like tons of travel, different ballparks and of course having to find out where to eat.

Here's a list of what players have to deal with on a road trip:

The Grind

This is probably the worst part of a road trip, because you're missing your family and the familiar surroundings of home. It's no fun at all if you have a small child at home you want to play with but can't because you're on the road sitting in some hotel room, watching movies or ESPN.

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