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.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Turner Field, 2010

Was here for opening day when the Cubs took a 4-0 lead in the top of the 1st, only to get blown out and lose 16-5. I did see Jason Heyward hit his 1st HR on his first at bat, but unfortunately it was against my Cubbies. Went to the next game as well when Chipper hit a 2 run shot in the 8th to beat us 3-2.

The Chik-Fila cow and his ever changing sign.

This is obviously from the playoffs in 2010. This was the game that Brooks Conrad had 3 errors, and basically cost the Braves the win. Giants won 3-2. Being a Cub fan, I can empathize. This was my first playoff game. The only other time I lived in a city that had a playoff team was in NY, but trying to get Yankees tix for post season. Yeah Right.

The Chik-fila cow for playoff time. There is one more older post from Turner Field.