‘Baseball Buddha' stops in Charlotte for Knights game

by: Phil Orban Updated:


CHARLOTTE - John Reimer is the baseball Buddha, a man on a journey to catch a game every day of the season in a different town.

It sounds like a fan’s dream, but Reimer has discovered the task is harder than it sounds.

“Actually there’s a lot of work involved with it. People think it’s just I get up and go to baseball games every day, which I do, which is totally awesome,” Reimer said. “Every day I’m in a different town. I really have lived out of my car. I haven’t been home since February 10.”

He does not plan on returning home to Wisconsin until the end of the World Series. He stopped at BB&T Ballpark on Friday night for his 106th game this season.

Reimer’s father is the motivation behind his baseball journey.

Last August Reimer’s father had heart surgery. While sitting in the hospital together in recovery, his father asked him a question, “If you could do anything, what would you do?”

“I knew instantly I always wanted to see this country. I wanted to go to all baseball stadiums and I love to write. So I’d combine all three things,” Reimer said.

Reimer has not watched as much baseball as you would think, instead choosing to tour the stadiums and meet fans from across the country.

He has been documenting his journey on his website, click here to see it. The website shows where Reimer has been and where he plans on going. When it’s all said and done, Reimer will end up seeing around 300 games.