February 2011 Blog Posts (12)

BASEBALL SUPERSTITIONS....NOT MENTIONING A NO-HITTER WHILE IN PROGRESS

I'm sure many of you know that baseball has many superstitions.  One of those superstitions we are all aware of is that when a no-hitter is in progress players are not to mention it.  But as a fan, do you believe in this theory while viewing in the stands or at home ? 

 

Last season, I saw Vicente Padilla twice go past the 5th inning before finally allowing that first hit.  Back in July against the Cubs, the fan next to me had the audacity to actually mention it and everyone in…

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Added by Andrei Ojeda on February 28, 2011 at 7:47pm — 4 Comments

Baseball Fan's Dream Job

Get out your resume, as I am sure every Ballpark Chaser would kill for a chance to work with Major League Baseball for a full season. I am not sure what they pay, but you get to watch "every single game" during the season so how can you complain with that job requirement! Check out the details here.

Added by Craig (16) on February 21, 2011 at 7:28pm — 10 Comments

Polo Grounds Remains

I ran my own blog to supplement SP for a while, but it felt like work so I stopped.  This was one of my favorite posts.  While taking pictures of old Yankee Stadium's demolition in February 2010, my brother and I ventured across the Macombs Dam bridge to check out the remains of the Polo Grounds:

 





The Polo Grounds was the home of the New York Giants from 1890-1957.  Additionally,…

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Added by Eric [27/33] on February 18, 2011 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Ranking

I've only been to 24 of the current ballparks, but I have also been to five other parks no longer in service.  Here's an attempt to rank them.  The top 3 are the best, ranks 4-20 are relatively  interchangeable. 21-24 are rather dreadful.

Current:

1 - PNC Park - If there's a perfect park, this is it

2 - Oriole Park at Camden Yards - CLASSIC. Seems like it has been there for 50 years, but still new

3 - AT&T Park - Incredible setting

4 - Fenway Park - the…

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Added by Eric [27/33] on February 15, 2011 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

New to site...

I just found this site today after Ballpark Chasers followed my feed on Twitter. Some of you may know me from my website www.stadiumpage.com (Twitter: StadiumPage)

 

I've done some great trips in the past few years:

- 2008: GABP, Comerica, Rogers, Progressive, 4 games in 5 days

- 2006: Angel, Petco & Dodger in 4 days

- 2005: Wrigley, Milwaukee & US Cellular in 4 days

 

I'll be in…

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Added by Eric [27/33] on February 15, 2011 at 4:59pm — 6 Comments

Best Ballparks in Baseball

This topic has been one of our most talked about subjects on Ballpark Chasers. We thought it would be fun to combine all our previous blogs and forums together for a cumulative look at everyones opinions on the best ballparks in baseball. Feel free to add a link if I missed any or post yours in the comment section below. Also, if your opinions have changed on what you think are now the current best ballparks in baseball, update them now.

 

If you are reading this as a guest,…

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Added by Craig (16) on February 15, 2011 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Official ballpark rankings as they appear in the book



Ballpark Rankings:

 

        For the purpose of this book, I comprised a ranking of all 30 current Major League ballparks based on a number of columns, from Stadium Experience, to food, to tickets, to parking…

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Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on February 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

FAVORITE STADIUM TO CHEER YOUR TEAM.....AS A VISITING FAN

I'm sure one of the things you've done in your baseball travels is followed your favorite team on the road.  If you told me that you'd never been razzed on the road for cheering for your team, i'd say you're lying.  Being razzed can be fun so long as it's kept in good taste ( Some fans do tend to have their own definition of taste ).  As a Dodgers fan I've had the chance to follow my team in the following places

 

Turner Field

Minute Maid Park

Old Busch…

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Added by Andrei Ojeda on February 13, 2011 at 7:57pm — 5 Comments

2011 Game Schedule

4/15/2011 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)

4/18/2011 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)

4/26/2011 St Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park

4/27/2011 Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington)

4/28/2011 Frisco RoughRiders @ San Antonio Missions (Wolff Municipal Stadium)

4/29/2011 Milwaukee Brewers @ Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park)

5/5/2011 Los…

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Added by Greg Remedis on February 13, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

Secret Stadium Sauce at Miller Park

Wisconsin is brat country, something I learned too late after my first trip to Miller Park.

 

While I liked Miller, I was a little bit miffed at the low quality of the hot dog. I believe at the time I declared it to be the worst dog I’d ever had at a ballgame, and I liked Wendy Selig less afterward for it. (This was in 2001 when she still owned the Brewers.) As far as I was concerned, there was no excuse for a ballpark in Wisconsin to have a lousy hot dog.

 

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Added by Kurt Smith on February 4, 2011 at 7:29am — 5 Comments

Citizens Bank Park – A Must Visit For Any Baseball Fan

I live in South Jersey, which is unequivocally Philadelphia sports country. Nobody around here is a Giants or Rangers or Knicks fan, and the occasional Devils fan you find is not very vocal about it. People here bleed Eagles green, Flyers orange and Phillies red, and no one cares too much about the 76ers.

 

I don’t live and die with the Flyers’ fortunes and care much less about the Eagles, but I must admit that the new, revitalized sports complex in Philadelphia is quite the…

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Added by Kurt Smith on February 4, 2011 at 5:51am — 6 Comments

A Goodwill Gesture: A Free Beer at the Ballgame

Even in the most comfortable of great seats in some of today’s ballparks, chances are you’re going to be sitting closer to a stranger than you’d like. This, especially for somewhat introverted people like me, can be a source of discomfort. Introducing yourself to strangers, something our parents always told us not to do, is difficult, and we just want to have a good time at the ballgame.

 

But you’ll likely get to talking to folks a little bit, as I have done many times. And…

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Added by Kurt Smith on February 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

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