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.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Turner Field, 2004-2009


Living in Atlanta, I have been to a lot of games here. Most of the games here have been Cub games, but have been to others as well. I've actually gone to more games at this park than any other.

Above is the Chick-fil-a cow that moves its arm (or is it a leg) up and down during the chant. This picture was from 2009.

Below are the statues at Turner. Warren Spahn,Phil Niekro and Hank Aaron. The last is of Ty Cobb, which is a tribute because Cobb was from Georgia and was known as "the Georgia peach".