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…Continue
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:
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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
Minute Maid Park
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)
Added by Greg Remedis on February 13, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kurt Smith on February 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments