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.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Well it's finally over

At least for my Cubbies. Actually it was over a long time ago, but at least there was the chance to see some of the young guys play and see what might be the future. This is the worst team, at least by record, in my lifetime. As bad as they were, there is some hope, although slim, for 2013. It will depend if they can get a couple of pitchers that can get through the 3rd inning. We do have a decent core with Rizzo, Castro, Castillo and Barney in the IF, though we do need a 3B. We will see what they do with Sori, who had a good year, and CF. The Cubs wont be contending next year, but I believe they will be alot better.

 The playoffs start tomorrow and I am still pumped about that. I would like to see the Braves go a little deep into the playoffs, for selfish reasons, I want to go to some more playoff games. In the AL, I will be pulling for the Tigers or O's, mainly because they are not the Yankees. When Jeter is in his final season, maybe I would like to see him go out on top, but we will have to wait and see about that.

My picks for the World Series are
Tigers vs. Reds
Tigers win it all
This is actually just a guess, not a pick, because as we all know, anything can happen in this crazy game we all love!!

Enjoy the playoffs, I will.