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The one and only big new ballpark of that era that was considered a stinkbomb from the day it opened was Candlestick.
I am just disappointed because the cards as a team are fun to watch. it's a solid team. they do a lot of things well.
Wrigley and Fenway are pretty similar in my mind; great, wonderful experiences, but not the best place to watch a game. Wrigley was a little better, IMHO.
I believe Wrigley Field is the last ballpark where the fans can go urinal diving.
guys who develop later also tend to crash/burn sooner. seen that a lot
your window with those guys is 'right now'
I'm less worried about Jay than Freese, who has always scared me a little because he goes so cold for stretches, and looks so clueless, that you forget he ever knew how to hit.
Correct--and Tiger Stadium's obstructed view problem was far, far worse than Wrigley's.
Tiger Stadium actually had seats directly behind girders.
Shouldn't that make you less worried about Freese?
Yet ever since Phillips called out the Cardinals as "whiny little b!tches"---which, let's face it, they are (were)---the city acts like he's the biggest jerk in the game.
This isn't fair to Cardinals fans. Phillips was a central player in an ugly brawl between the two teams immediately after those remarks. No, I don't think he meant to start the fight, but, yes, 'tapping' Yadier Molina a second time right after he called him a whiny little ##### was not helpful.
I've only been in Wrigley I think once in the last 20-25 years ... the bathrooms were pretty horrible when I was a kid, in college, after college ... add 20-25 years and, yes, I can imagine they are a very unattractive part of the experience. On the other hand, I have spent zero moments of my life ranking sporting facilities by their bathrooms.
Didn't that fight pretty much end LaRue's career?
The only now-defunct ballparks I've ever been to are RFK (which I honestly enjoyed a lot more than its standard rep would have you believe...nice sightlines and views even from the upper deck, though the amenities were of course third-rate), Memorial Stadium, and Marlins Park.
Really? You don't have to be all that old to have been to a lot of defunct parks, given how much new stadium building we've seen in the past 20 years. Just off the top of my head, I went to Old Comiskey, Old Yankee Stadium, Shea, Three Rivers, Riverfront, the Vet, Atlanta Fulton-County, Milwaukee County Stadium, the Astrodome... All now gone.
No Mile High?
Harv's, here's what I think it is. St. Louis is a small town, and it seems even smaller since when I lived there as a kid and have gotten around in the world. There's not a whole hell of a lot to do there---obviously, in a city of several hundred thousand people there are actually things to do---when compared to other cities with real downtowns that are open after 5pm and on weekends, or towns that have vibrant, distinctive neighborhood after vibrant, distinctive neighborhood or beautiful coasts and mountains and natural resources literally minutes away.
I grew up in Southern California and went to law school in St. Louis and really enjoyed my time there. To be clear, I'm talking about the actual city of St. Louis, not the surrounding suburbs that claim they're "St. Louis". I agree that St. Louis is a small town
An example is St. Louis's treatment of Brandon Phillips, who seems to be one of the more likeable players out there: he's good, he's smart, he's funny, he plays the game hard, and he seems to really enjoy himself on the field. Yet ever since Phillips called out the Cardinals as "whiny little b!tches"---which, let's face it, they are (were)---the city acts like he's the biggest jerk in the game. The lack of perspective and self awareness of the fans and media would be funny if it wasn't so tiresome and predictable.
between being outside and the breeze and acoustics and the tailgating and the energy of the crowd it was just complete FUN
County Stadium is probably my favorite MLB park of all time, as crazy as that sounds
This makes zero sense. Brandon Phillips started the grudge by calling the Cardinals whiny little #######. They certainly have a right to dislike him, even if he is an otherwise likeable player. Now the biggest jerk in the game is Johnny Cueto, but that's another story.
anyway, I am in line (yeah, going old school) for a bet and as I get to the window after being there for however long the window slams shut. Belmont is union operated and it was break time for the guy at the window
for the breeders cup. with European visitors laying thousands of dollars on each race. and this guy is allowed to up and leave
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