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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Joe Robbie Stadium, 1992


This Stadium has had more names than I can remember, but it was Joe Robbie when I went there to see my Cubbies way back in 1992. The Cubs won 7-2.
Not made for baseball, it was ok. But the new park for the Marlins should be alot better. Future roadtrip?

I do not have any pics from that trip, so I had to take from the internet. I dont know if I even took any when I went, but if I did, who knows where they would be. I do remember we were in the upper deck on the 1st base side. It was a night game though. And even back then, it wasn't that packed. I was living in south FL at that time.