Fenway Park is the best place to play baseball in the known and unknown universe. No place is better. Suck it, other ballparks. But there are some other nice places to play the game, even if they’re not as good as Fenway.
This weekend, I’m traveling to Pittsburgh where it is probably going to snow since winter is going on like George R.R. Martin wrote it. But while I’m in Pittsburgh, I am going to take in a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park. It will mark my first visit to the Pirates’ home base. As of right now, it is the park I would most like to visit. I just enjoy the view of the bridge and the city over the outfield walls and find it an aesthetically pleasing place to watch people hit and throw baseballs there. By Sunday (catching the Saturday evening contest with the Cincinnati Reds), I will no longer have to want to visit. I will have done it.
Once PNC is off the list, I’ll need to update the ol’ MLB ballpark bucket list rankings. I’ve mad it clear that PNC is at the top, but I am also keen on Safeco Field, Great American Ballpark, Camden Yards, Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field, though in an ideal world I’d like to visit them all. Well, all except Yankee Stadium (for obvious reasons) and Tropicana Field (for additional obvious reasons).
But enough about me. What are your favorite opposing ballparks? Whether its to visit, watch a game played on TV played at or even used in MLB: The Show or any other virtual baseball representation, let it be known. Sound off in the comments, write a FanPost or let us know on Twitter.
Yes. Hello. I’m here for the summer of Hanley. (Kevin Dillon; MassLive)
Because based on the small sample we’ve gotten, Ramirez appears to be ready to crush baseballs all year. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)
I’m also here for the David Price revenge tour. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)
The Red Sox welcomed some special guests to the home opener yesterday, including Kacey Bellamy, Amanda Pelkey, Brianna Decker and Meghan Duggan of the U.S. women’s hockey team. Plus Aly Raisman and David Ortiz combined to say “Play ball!” Talk about a tough act to follow. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)
After the work he put in yesterday, Bobby Poyner should get a look as a setup man. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)
Alex Cora had a pretty nice home opener. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)
There were a lot of great parts of Opening Day at Fenway, but the weather didn’t exactly cooperate. (Meghan Ottolini; Boston Herald)