Great NC trip last week. Lucking out on weather and scheduling, caught 10 games in 7 days - every minor league team in the state (plus Danville, VA, right over the border). Charlotte's new stadium is top-10, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Durham parks are all top rate, and the others are all terrific and enjoyable places to watch a ballgame.
Last week in Comerica Park in Detroit - tremendous park in sharp contrast to a depressing city - and Progressive (formerly Jacobs) Field in Cleveland, which is aging but still a beautiful park. Also saw games in 5 terrific minor league parks - in ascending order of excellence, Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Victory Field in Indianapolis, Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, and possibly the best minor league stadium I've seen, Louisville Slugger Field. Because of its…Continue
Miller Park in Milwaukee a few weeks ago was great - had good food too. Lousy Phillies games. Minor league parks in Appleton, Wisconsin, Spokane, Washington, Helena and Great Falls, Montana, and Boise, Idaho were all very good places to watch a game, with Helena's Kindrick Legion Field, surrounded by mountains in the distance, having the prettiest setting.
I'm doing a northwest trip in June, with games in Helena, Great Falls and (via Glacier National Park) Missoula, Montana, Spokane and Pasco (Tri-City), Washington, and Boise, Idaho. Also looking forward to MLB games in Milwaukee (including a side trip to Appleton, WI (Fox Cities Stadium)) in June, and Detroit and Cleveland in July. Also will take in games at Lakewood, Rockland County, and the renovated PNC Field (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre) and New Britain Stadium, all of which I've been to…Continue