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Updated: Tuesday, April 22 2014, 12:05 AM CDT
Take me out to the ballgame. John Reimer took that, and ran with it.
The 47-year old quit his job with a medical supply company and got into the diamond business. Baseball diamonds.
"Baseball was just one of those things that I loved growing up," recalled Reimer. "You know, it's just something about the game."
Reimer used to live in Milwaukee. Now he lives in this Lexus, often spending the night in Wal-Mart parking lots as he travels coast to coast catching baseball games.
We met him last Friday as Texas hosted TCU at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It was his 70th game in 65 days. He's got some 200 more on deck. Reimer will attend at least one game every day, between February 14th and the final out of the World Series this October.
"The words of encouragement have been unbelievable," Reimer said. "Hey, I'm just living. It's just fun."
Although he's making the journey by himself, unless you count Siri, this trek was inspired by his Dad. He underwent triple-bypass surgery last August.
"We were talking about what he wanted to do growing up and wishing he had that opportunity," Reimer recalled. "And he asked me what I would do, so I told him. And he said to go for it."
It's a baseball pilgrimage about love of "selfies" and self-love, which is why Reimer calls himself Baseball Buddha.
"He [Buddha] found enlightenment as he went and traveled," Reimer explained. "So obviously it's very much a play off that. I'm going to find enlightenment through baseball. I'll find happiness in baseball."
The game's round ball, Buddha's round belly and a journey 'round the country. Who needs peanuts and cracker jack when you've got an iPhone and interstate?
by Adam Winkler
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