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, April 22, 2012

Its still early

Well, I didn't expect a lot from the Cubs this year, but the pitching has been very good, we just cant stop the errors. As bad as it seems though, it is early. There are a lot of teams that are either over or under achieving right now, which is the case almost every season. I haven't had a chance to hit a Braves game yet, but I did go to a AAA Braves game this week. Being that they play around the corner from my house, I go there a lot.
Looks like I will possibly doing the Cali trip in June, and we will see about the trip with Shawn. It could be a Trip to FL to see they Rays and Marlins, or a trip to Philly, Pitt, and DC. Either way, I am itching for some baseball. AAA is good, but its not MLB. I will probably hit a braves game in the next few weeks. A post will follow.