BALLPARK HISTORY

Ballparks are full of history. They each have thier own distinct features, The bricks and ivy in Wrigley, monument park and the mystique of Yankee stadium, the warehouse at Camden, the green monster at Fenway, and more, but when you go to a park its more than to see the game, its to take in the environment. As much as I dislike it, part of going to Turner is listening to the fans do that tommohawk chant. I also enjoy seeing the statues or plaques of players who have contributed to all that history.

Each ballpark also gives you a different perspective of the game. What might be a HR at one park is just a fly ball in another. The site lines, angles and views of a game vary from park to park, even if your sitting in the same general area. Also the in game extras , like the mascot races, or singing the stretch at Wrigley, Sweet Caroline at Fenway, or the 7th inning God Bless America at Yankee stadium.

Another great thing about parks is visiting the local bar near the stadium. Harry Carays and Murphy's in Chicago, Pickles in Baltimore, Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit, Hooters in Anaheim, Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver (and Cinci), Harpoon Brewery in Boston, and Billys sports bar in the Bronx.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Game list

This is an ongoing list of games that I have been to. I have all the ticket stubs to these games.

Winner/Loser/park/date
1. Cubs 5            Expos 4              Wrigley                7/2/86 *
2. Cubs 7            Marlins 2            Joe Robbie           6/21/92 *
3. BlueJays 4      Redsox 3             Skydome              9/5/98
4. Yanks 6          Mets 3                Yankee Stad        6/9/99
5. Yanks 6         Tigers 3                YS                       9/24/00
6. Mets 3           Yankees 0            YS                       7/7/01
7. Mets 3           Pirates 0               Shea                     9/17/01
8. Redsox 10     Yankees 3            YS                        7/4/03
9. Cubs 2           Braves 1              Turner                   4/9/04 *
10. Braves 5      Cubs 2                 Turner                   4/10/04 *
11. Braves 5       Astros 4              Turner                   5/8/04
12. Braves 10     Redsox 4             Turner                  7/4/04
13. Nats 4          Braves 3              Turner                  4/12/05
14. Braves 8      O's 1                    Turner                  6/26/05
15. Braves 5      Cubs 1                 Turner                  7/5/05 *
16. Redsox 10   Braves 7              Turner                   6/18/06
17. Braves 2      Cubs 1                 Turner                   9/10/06 *
18. Braves 8      Cubs 6                 Turner                   4/18/07 *
19. Cubs 2         Braves 1              Turner                   6/7/07 *
20. Braves 9      Cubs 5                 Turner                   6/9/07 *
21. Braves 5      Cubs 4                 Turner                   6/10/07 *
22. Rox 10        Padres 4               Coors                    9/7/07
23. Rox 4         Padres 2                Coors                    9/9/07
24. Padres 4     Cubs 3                  Wrigley                  5/13/08 *
25. Cubs 4        Padres 0               Wrigley                  5/15/08 *
26. Braves 8     Mariners 3             Turner                   6/22/08
27. Cubs 10      Braves 2               Turner                    8/13/08 * (make up of 8/12)
28. Cubs 8        Braves 0               Turner                    8/13/08 *
29. O's 6          Indians 3               Camden                 9/11/08
30. Yanks 6      Rays 5                  YS                         9/13/08 (make up of 9/12)
31. Braves 6     Cubs 5                  Turner                    6/2/09 *
32. Cubs 3       Braves 2                Turner                    6/3/09 *
33. Braves 2    Cubs 0                   Turner                    6/22/09 * (make up of 6/4)
34. Braves 16  Cubs 5                   Turner                    4/5/10 *
35. Braves 3    Cubs 2                   Turner                    4/7/10 *
36. Mets 5       Twins 2                  Citi Field                6/25/10
37. Indians 2    Bluejays 1               Progressive            6/28/10
38. Reds 7      Marlins 2                 GA Ballpark          8/13/10
39. Yanks 8    Royals 3                  Kauffman               8/14/10
40. Cubs 9     Cardinals 7               Busch                    8/15/10*
41. Giants 3    Braves 2                  Turner                   NLDS 10
42. Phillies 5   Braves 4                  Turner                   5/13/11
43. Nats 1      Mariners 0               Nats Park              6/23/11
44. Tigers 6    Rangers 5                Comerica Park       8/2/11
45. Brewers 10 Cards 5                Miller Park             8/3/11
46. Yanks 7   WSox 2                   U.S. Cellular          8/4/11
47. Cubs 4     Reds 3                     Wrigley                  8/5/11 *
48. Braves 10 Cubs 4                    Turner                   8/12/11 *
49. Braves 2   Giants 1                   Turner                   8/16/11
50. Dodgers 8 Braves 6                 Turner                    9/2/11
51. Mets 12   Braves 2                  Turner                    9/16/11
52. Angels 2   Dodgers 1                Dodger Stadium    6/13/12
53. Astros 6   Giants 3                    AT&T Park          6/14/12
54. A's 10      Padres 2                  Oakland Coliseum 6/15/12
55. Angels 2   D-backs 0               Angel Stadium       6/16/12
56. Nats 5      Braves 4                  Turner                   6/29/12
57. Braves 10  Cubs 3                    Turner                  7/3/12 *
58. Dodgers 6 Braves 2                  Turner                  8/18/12
59. Braves 4    Marlins 3                 Turner                  9/25/12
60. Braves 5   Cubs 1                     Turner                  4/7/13*
61. Braves 6 Pirates 4                     PNC Park           4/18/13
62. Red Sox 4 Royals 3                  Fenway Park       4/20/13
63. Phillies 7 Cards 3                     Cittizens Bank      4/21/13
64. Braves 3 Nats 2                       Turner                  4/29/13
65. Marlins 3 Tigers 2                    Marlins Park         9/27/13
66. Dodgers 6 Braves 1                 Turner                   NLDS 13
67. Braves 6 Nats 3                       Turner                  4/12/14
68. Rays 16 Yankees 1                  Tropicana Field    4/29/14
69. Braves 2 Cubs 0                      Turner Field          5/10/14*
70. Braves 5 Cubs 2                      Turner Field          5/11/14*
71. Braves 11 Cubs 6                    Wrigley                 7/12/14*
72. Rangers 6 Astros 2                   Minute Maid        8/10/14
73. Rays 7 Rangers 0                     Global Life Stadium 8/11/14
74. Braves 4 A's 3                         Turner Field          8/16/14
75. Dbacks 8 Giants 7                   Chase Field           4/7/15
76. Braves 3 Brewers 2                 Turner Field           5/23/15
77. Cubs 4 Braves 0                      Turner Field           7/18/15*
78. Cubs 4 Braves 1                      Turner Field           7/19/15*
79. Cubs 8 Braves 1                      Turner Field           6/11/16*
80.
* Of the Cubs games I have been to they have a 13-17 record. I have seen the Cubs at 4 different parks- Wrigley, Joe Robbie, Turner, and Busch.