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, March 2, 2011

Bethany's Parks

Here is a list of the parks Bethany has been to. These are in the order she visited them, not in any type of rank.

1. Turner Field
2. Wrigley Field
3. Coors Field
4. Citi Field
5. Nationals Park
Thats more than a lot of people can claim. For a chaser, its not a lot, but for a casual fan it's pretty good.

I have seen all 30 teams play live, although not all at their home park. That will come in time. Bethany has seen 11 teams play live. Hopefully she can someday see all 30 teams play live. Here is who she has seen so far.


Red Sox

As of the end of the 2012 season, she has been to 18 ball games total. 

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