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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Turner Field , 2015

Only hit Turner field a couple of times this year. 2 of the 3 Cubs games that were here, plus a misc Brewers game.  I was too busy watching the Cubs on TV to go see many games. We never made it on a trip this year either, but at least I got Arizona in early in the season. If a trip fails next year as well, I will hop on a plane and knock out Seattle. I plan on hitting Minnesota in 2017 when I make my next Wrigley trip. I want to wait until most of the remodel is done before I go back up so I can tour it all and take in all the changes. Of course 2017 will also be the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta. Hopefully I will have them all in by then. We'll see!