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

Chris's Rankings

This is the list of parks Chris has been to, and his ranking. It was a long time ago that he was at Yankee Stadium, and someday he might understand what it stood for and the history of it.

1. Comerica Park - Tiger statues, beautiful park set up, and scoreboard.

2 Wrigley Field - Classic feel, park layout, don't like obstructed views.

3. AT&T Park - Coke & glove statues, bay atmosphere, awesome layout.

4. Progressive Field - Light stansions, cool graphics, great park set-up.

5. Angel Stadium - Awesome outside structures, rock structure in outfield, tailgating.

6. Dodger stadium - Gorgeous inside, blah outside, secluded from city, restricted movement.

7. Miller Park - Sweet park, the home run slide, awesome tailgating.

8. Oakland Coliseum - Beautiful inside, had a great baseball feel.

9. Petco Park - Beautiful inside and out, warehouse, "park inside the park".

10. U.S. Cellular One Ballpark - Restricted movement in park.

11. Turner Field - It might be higher ranked if I didn't hate the braves so much.

12. Yankee Stadium(old) - Hard to remember, I was just a kid

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