Top Major League Baseball Stadiums

Top Major League Baseball Stadiums

October 1st, 2015 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

With MLB season winding down our friends at decided to rank the top 10 stadiums in Major League Baseball. Does your favorite stadium make the cut? Let us know!

10. Nationals Park

Team: Washington Nationals Capacity: 41,341 Food Highlight: Chili fries from Ben’s Chili Bowl

Spacious and sleek, Nationals Park is a great place to catch a game. There’s tons of food options, from local treasure Ben’s Chili Bowl to national gem Shake Shack. And the Presidents Race in the 4th inning is always fantastic (#LetTeddyWin).

9. Safeco Field

Team: Seattle Mariners Capacity: 47,574 Food Highlight: Mariners’ Fish n’ Chips

This is one of the only baseball stadiums to master the “dome”: It’s just a partial covering of the seats when it rains, so you still feel outdoors. Also, baseball season is the best weather in Seattle, and the stadium keeps up with the classy culinary rep of the city at large.

8. Coors Field

Team: Colorado Rockies Capacity: 50,398 Food Highlight: Rocky mountain oysters!

Since the thinner air at high altitudes helps baseballs really soar, you got more chances of catching a stray one, right? This is also the only ball park to boast a working brewery (A+, Blue Moon), and delicious local favorites: If fried bull testicles aren’t your thing, go for a green chile burrito.

7. Wrigley Field

Team: The Chicago Cubs Capacity: 41,072 Food Highlight: The “High Plains” bison hot dog from Decade Diner

This place is truly timeless. From the ivy-coated walls to the old-school bleachers, it’s easy to feel like you’ve fallen back in time at Wrigley. The food is pretty classic if not exciting, and the consistent crowds are about as friendly as it gets.

6. Dodger Stadium

Team: L.A. Dodgers Capacity: 56,000 Food Highlight: A Kirin Ichiban draft topped with frozen foam

Always packed and always gorgeous, this place has stood the test of time. The California weather, view of the Chavez Ravine, and the Dodger Dog are all pretty reliable reasons to watch a game at Dodger Stadium.

5. Target Field

Team: Minnesota Twins Capacity: 39,021 Food Highlight: The Bloody Mary

This field is not only named for America’s favorite store, but it’s also in the heart of our kindest, most self-effacing state! And not only do you have bites from local standbys like Murray’s Steakhouse, but you can wash it all down with an epic, pizza-garnished Bloody Mary.

4. Miller Park

Team: Milwaukee Brewers Capacity: 41,900 Food Highlight: The Beast: A hot dog stuffed in a brat, all wrapped in bacon and topped with ‘kraut and onions.

If you were hoping a stadium and team named for beer would show you a good time, then you’re in luck. Brewers fans are an awesome tailgating crowd, and the sixth-inning sausage race will keep your appetite fueled for everything from nachos on a stick to classic cheese curds.

3. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Team: Baltimore Orioles Capacity: 45,971 Food Highlight: Pit beef from Boog’s BBQ

Always ahead of the curve, Baltimore went for timeless charm when other stadiums were trying to cram everything in one concrete package. It’s nostalgic without being cloying, and celebrates Baltimore with all its best food and drink. You stay classy, Camden Yards.

2. Fenway Park

Team: Boston Red Sox Capacity: 37,673 Food Highlight: Lobster roll in the summer, clam chowder for fall.

This place is packed with character and history, and it’s genuinely beautiful. It’s also intimately packed with rowdy fans who are truly delightful so long as you pledge eternal allegiance to their fair city. Though the stadium eats are standard, just outside are tons of places to rally with another beer or enjoy a good meal.

1. AT&T Park

Team: San Francisco Giants Capacity: 41,915 Food Highlight: Garlic sourdough with crab sammie from Crazy Crab’z

Probably the most picturesque park in existence, the home of the Giants has A LOT going for it. There’s the varied and delicious food, some surprisingly good beer, consistently pleasant weather and a winning team to boot. It’s a breezy, retro park that, let’s face it, has pretty much everything you could ask for.


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Driving Under the Influence Will Cost You

Driving Under the Influence Will Cost You

September 25th, 2015 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Nothing good comes from getting behind the wheel of a car while you’re intoxicated. You put other people as well as yourself in danger. Also, if you are pulled over, you will be faced with numerous fines and future expenses. Increased cost of your auto insurance is just one of those expenses.

What kind of impact will a DWI have on your car insurance premium? It can cause your rate to be increased by more than three times what you are currently paying. Many companies will even terminate your coverage and make you find an auto insurance policy elsewhere. You should know that depending on the carrier it can take up to FIVE years before your policy can be rewritten. Also, in certain states, penalties for a DWI can double if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is over a .16.

The best way to avoid a DWI violation is to refrain from driving after you have been drinking. (DUH!) If you have been drinking you should consider having a designated driver, calling a taxi or even riding the bus in order to get from once place to another. Any of these options will make the road a safer place for not only you and your friends, but for the entire community as well.

Call Martinson Agency in Chaska today with any further questions you may have about acquiring auto insurance after getting busted for a DWI violation. We have numerous resources available for you and have tons of experience dealing with policies written specifically for individuals with a DWI on their record.

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Insurance 101: Renters Insurance

Insurance 101: Renters Insurance

July 23rd, 2015 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Renters insurance is important. However, understanding your renters insurance policy and the coverage it provides is just as important. There are a few coverage options that could end up saving you thousands of dollars in the event of a loss. Make sure that when you purchase a renters insurance policy you know exactly what you’re signing up for!

There are two types of renters insurance policies that you can purchase. The first is Actual Cash Value, often referred to as ACV. In the event of a loss, ACV coverage will consider the depreciation and usage of your items while determining their value. This means that while you will pay a lower premium, you will not receive enough money to go out and purchase that item brand new. The second option is Replacement Cost (RC). Replacement cost coverage, does not consider depreciation or usage when determining the value of your damaged items. In other words, you will receive the amount of money it costs to actually replace your item with a brand new one.

Another form of coverage that can be extremely helpful is “Loss of Use.” This coverage can reimburse you for expenses that arise if you happen to be displaced from your home while it is being repaired. This coverage is often included in your renters policy but is limited to either a specific dollar amount or time frame.

Be sure to keep an inventory list of all your belongings and take pictures of them as well. (NOTE: People often only consider valuable items when making these lists. Don’t forget about simple items that may need to be replaced as well!) Doing this will make your claims process much easier and will also help to get your belongings replaced faster. Also, be aware of the specific limits that your policy may carry. If you are unsure of the limits on your current policy, make it a point to contact your agent as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding renters insurance or are ready for an insurance quote, give the Martinson Agency in Chaska, MN a call today!

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Save More on Auto Insurance!

Save More on Auto Insurance!

July 16th, 2015 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Whether you drive an old beater or cruise around in a brand new ride, having auto insurance is required by law in the state of Minnesota. This means you should be looking for ways to save money on your insurance. Here are some cost-saving tips to keep in mind when purchasing auto insurance.

Inquire About All Available Discounts

Ask your agent about all of the discounts you may be eligible for. Many companies have started to offer a paperless discount. This means that all of your bills and documents would be sent to your preferred email address versus your home address. You can also reduce your monthly payments by having it automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. Additionally, many companies have an advance quote discount. This means that if you begin the quoting process 10 or more days prior to the policy being issued you can save as well.

Take A Defensive Driving Course

Safe drivers typically have the most affordable auto insurance. If you are 55+ and are looking for an easy way to save on your insurance, consider taking a defensive driving course. This course will be taught by a professional driving instructor and will teach you about avoiding danger on the road. Once you take the course simply provide us with a completion certificate and we will apply the discount to your existing auto insurance policy.

Bundle Your Insurance Policies

By packaging your auto insurance and your home insurance with the same company you will receive a multi-policy discount. This can provide significant savings on both products and often times provides additional perks such as a single deductible. A single deductible means that if you have a claim that impacts both policies you will NOT be stuck paying a deductible on both.

Bottom Line: You Have Options

Don’t get caught up with everything you see on TV. Many of the most well known carriers are “captive” companies and can only provide you with one quote. Our agency is independent, meaning we have more carriers than the competition. More carriers means more discounts. More discounts means you get to keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket.

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