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I agree with this definition to some extent, though one caveat would be that many features of previous parks detracted from the watching of baseball, and discouraged you from watching it. The Ballpark in Arlington is an infinitely better place to watch baseball than Arlington Stadium, even if it also has infinitely more features designed to sell you ####.
The newer and odder thing I notice more and more is the creation of spaces where you can't see the field. Ashburn Alley in Philly has elements of that.
A mallpark is any park with more features designed to sell you #### than designed to enhance or encourage the watching of a baseball game. Virtually every park built since 1992 is a mallpark.
This is my first encounter with this term. It's actually pretty descriptive.
Dude. I'm a Braves fan. Who said anything about "fun?"
Point taken! I lived in the periphery of Braves fandom for about five years. Anecdotally, they really didn't seem to be having much fun. There was just something sort of off about it all.
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