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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The plan is in place.

Well, I have confirmation from Shawn, and we will be heading to the northeast in April. We are going to start in Pittsburgh, then head to Cooperstown to see the HOF, then up to Boston, and we will wrap up in Philly, which is the Sunday night game of the week. 

I usually have a lot more time to plan, since we usually do a summer trip, but scheduling issues made us take this trip early this year. I know we are gonna try to work in a trip to Sam Adams Brewery while in Boston. Of course we will be getting cheese steak in Philly, The Hall Of Fame will be awesome by itself. In Pittsburgh, I know perogies are popular, but I want to try Primanti brothers. They supposedly have a steak sandwich to die for. And they have one in the park if need be as well. 

So, if all goes well,  that will leave one park in the NE, Yankee Stadium, for me to see to complete my list from up there. Shawn will need to see Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and Nationals park. I guess we will have to head back up there in 2014 or 2015.