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, March 11, 2014

An add-in game!

With Shawn being a Yankee fan, we have to hit at least one Yankee game this year since Jeter is on his farewell tour. While one of our possibilities is a trip to Yankee Stadium this year, that's not set in stone yet. We might end up going to Texas, which one of the trips has the Yanks at the Rangers. Well one thing we can do is go to Tampa where a division rival plays and we have lots of chances. We decided on Saturday April 19. Terry, Shaw'ns dad is going with us and were meeting another friend in Tampa. We get to see Jeter at least once in his final season, and knock another park off our list. I know the Trop isn't much to see, but it still counts, and the Rays/Yanks are pretty competitive against each other. Looking forward to it.

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