Thomas Boswell ranked all 30 MLB ballparks

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Thomas Boswell ranked all 30 MLB ballparks
« on: 12 Jul 2017, 01:05 pm »
Road trip!

(I wouldn't have put Oakland at the bottom.)

How Thomas Boswell ranked all 30 MLB ballparks, and grouped them in four tiers
We asked five of the most knowledgeable baseball people we know to rank the 30 ballparks. The longtime Post columnist took the request up a notch.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/07/11/how-thomas-boswell-ranked-all-30-mlb-ballparks-and-grouped-them-in-four-tiers/

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« Reply #1 on: 12 Jul 2017, 01:44 pm »
Putting Tampa Bay in the "ok to poor" ranking is an insult to the other poor stadiums.  It needs it's own category like "an embarrassment to the game".  Or a good nickname like "the bumper pool of professional billiards."  Or "home of the birth of blurnsball "

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« Reply #2 on: 12 Jul 2017, 03:49 pm »



The greatest ball park , in the most beautiful city in the country! :thumb:

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« Reply #3 on: 12 Jul 2017, 04:13 pm »


The greatest ball park , in the most beautiful city in the country! :thumb:

It is an incredible park and yes, a terrific city (part-time resident now)

Tomy2Tone

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« Reply #4 on: 12 Jul 2017, 04:22 pm »

The greatest ball park , in the most beautiful city in the country! :thumb:


So how does PNC compare to Heinz field as far as just an overall venue experience? Whenever MNF is in Pittsburgh the atmosphere looks amazing at Heinz but the pics of PNC look incredible too.

stlrman

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« Reply #5 on: 12 Jul 2017, 11:54 pm »
I've only been to Heinz Field once . Nothing special. One side of stands looking at the other side.
People come from all over the country to see PNC, and it's worth it. Ashame , the Pirates blow .
I got two free tickets for donating blood , and will be taking my 10 year old daughter.

Heinz Field:







PeteG

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« Reply #6 on: 13 Jul 2017, 10:35 am »
Good to see St. Louis Busch stadium (ballpark village) and Colorado's Coors field are are among the top end. They are both great ballparks.




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« Reply #7 on: 13 Jul 2017, 12:40 pm »
To badly paraphrase Mark Twain, "The coldest stadium I ever sat in was the stadium I visited on a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco." Froze my butt off.

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« Reply #8 on: 13 Jul 2017, 04:07 pm »
To badly paraphrase Mark Twain, "The coldest stadium I ever sat in was the stadium I visited on a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco." Froze my butt off.

That is nothing compared to the weather at Candlestick Park! Ironically, football season (where fans don't mind colder weather) there was typically much milder than baseball season.

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« Reply #9 on: 13 Jul 2017, 09:00 pm »
Yup, Candlestick was the park I was referring to. When the winds ripped up from the bay and dropped down into the stadium it was sheer torture.

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« Reply #10 on: 13 Jul 2017, 09:31 pm »
The new ball park (AT&T) resides in downtown, where the weather conditions are much milder.  8)  Candlestick has been torn down.