As I sat down to do this, I thought (1) this would be easier and (2) I would have much more objective reasons for slotting each ballpark.
What I found out, and surmise may be true with most people, is that the ranking is really just a personal opinion on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the game(s) witnessed in the park, the historical significance of the park, the people who were at the game with me and, increasingly, how good the food and beer choices are.
Added by John (18 current MLB/11 old MLB) on October 15, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments
Planning 2015 trip to Nat's Park, PNC, and Comerica (5 games/5 days...4 featuring my Chicago Cubs). Any advice on avoiding rookie mistakes?
I had read that parking was tough for the Cardinals games. I went online and found a Irish pub, Llywelyn's, that offered a free trolley ride to the game. This worked out fantastic. Parking was free at the pub. We bought a couple of beers and all we had to do was show receipt to the trolley driver and off we went. Dropped us off right at the stadium and picked us up after. Trolley makes several runs before and after the game so we had no problem getting back to the pub, for you guessed it, a…Continue
Spent Labor Day weekend visiting St. Louis for a Cards/Cubs game, then to Kansas City to see a Royals/Rangers game. On the way down from the Twin Cities stopped in DesMoines for an Iowa Cubs game. Got rained out in the 5th inning but still enjoyed the ballpark. Really liked Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. If you stay at Drury Inn and Suites you can walk to the game. Plus they have free food and drinks in the evening before the game and the hot breakfast is amazing.Continue
Added by Chris Kempf 13 on September 18, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Anyone in the Baltimore area interested in splitting two tickets for a 13 game season ticket plan?
Added by Leah Tooks on September 17, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments
|Team Name||Stadium Name||Visited (Year of First Visit)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Chase Field (was Bank One Ballpark)||Yes (1998)|
|Atlanta Braves||Turner Field||ATL will be last|
|Baltimore Orioles||Oriole Park at Camden…|
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Added by David Lasdon on September 4, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments
We just got back from our first ever trip to Wrigley to watch our O's get swept! Just wanted to add update for the foodies. Don't look for the Heater! The suggested hot dog of choice inside Wrigley...they don't serve it anymore. I think I had the "Chicago". I highly suggest it!
Added by Jim Coccia on August 27, 2014 at 3:49am — No Comments
There's something seriously wrong if they rate Dodger and Wrigley among the top five in the National League.
Added by David Lasdon on August 26, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments
My wife and I just completed our 4th summer baseball road trip together and our 1st with our daughter Megan (born in February.) We had a great time seeing my Mets play at Nationals Park and Citizen's Bank and seeing Steph's Yanks at Camden Yards. It was our first trip to Nationals Park and Camden Yards and we have high opinions of both. All three parks were especially accommodating with a 6 month old, especially in (although I hate to say it) Philadelphia. Not sure where next year will take…Continue
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Added by Richard (15) on August 25, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments
Well, I just returned from California, where I got to see two nice stadiums, O.co Stadium in Oakland and Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.
I was pleasantly surprised in Los Angeles with the beautiful view of the mountains. I saw my Mets split a 2-game series against Oakland and saw Clayton Kershaw pitch a gem in LA.
22 down, 8 to go!
Added by Tom Huben on August 24, 2014 at 7:18am — No Comments
My 2014 baseball journey was a 6 day, 8 stadium journey to witness 9 games. Starting on June 27th and ending July 3rd, a total of 14 teams were seen during the trip.
Friday, June 27th- Angels at Royals. Late to the game, ended up missing Trout's 490 foot home run in the top of the 1st. Still kicking myself over that
Saturday, June 28th- Rays at Orioles. Highlight of the game was sneaking into the section behind the plate during the 4th inning after purchasing 13 dollar upper…Continue
I was up in San Francisco for work this weekend and was staying in Alameda so I decided to see the Giants game Friday night. I caught the ferry across, which worked out perfectly, no parking issues, no traffic problems at all! The game was good (but the Giants lost in the 10th) and the park was awesome, but chilly! I also met some really awesome people waiting for the ferry back.
I have two stadiums left for this year (Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium). I am going to the Angels game…Continue
Added by Sox Guy on August 18, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments
It's that time of year again. After my very fun and busy Florida road trip last year (20 games in 12 days!), I am scaling it back a bit and only going to 6 games in 5 days. I am leaving on Wednesday and will be going to see the White Sox, Brewers and Cubs and minor league games in Beloit, South Bend and Kane County (Cubs and Kane County will be on the same day). I am also doing a stadium tour of Wrigley on the day my trip ends, since the Cubs will be on the road that day and, according to…Continue
Added by Eric (21) on August 16, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments
Just got back from an 15 game 11 park trip through the midwest and east coast. Out of the old parks I much preferred Fenway to Wrigley. Out of the new parks I felt Camden Yards was a notch above the rest. The city experience I enjoyed the most was staying in Manhattan and taking the subway to 2 Mets and 2 Yankees games. The park I was most dissapointed in was PNC in Pittsburgh just because of the high expectations I had. The park was great when you were in your seats but the concourses were…Continue
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Added by David Lasdon on August 10, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments
In my quest to hit every ballpark, I am also trying to eat the ballpark signature food at each stadium. I've done my homework on most stadiums, gotten some good suggestions from people (Kurt Smith's E-Guides), and ventured out and sampled some. I try to get something different if I go back to a park I have already been to. I am again ask the you the readers to help me out with suggestions on what to get, things you like, or things you have heard to get.
I have just returned from…Continue