There’s something special about a baseball park. The smells, the sounds, the sun, everything. Which of the major league’s 30 parks would you most want to visit, though? For me – having already been to a few – it comes down to these five.
- AT&T Park in San Francisco: Right on the water, with the brick in the outfield, baked in the moderate San Francisco sunlight, the home of the Giants always looks on TV like a perfect place to watch a baseball game – wether in the park, or floating in the bay on a canoe hoping for one of Barry Bonds’ steroid-aided home runs.
- Chase Field in Phoenix: Honestly, the Diamondbacks’ home park looks like a terrible place to watch baseball, but if they let me swim in the pool for all nine innings, I’m in.
- Chavez Ravine: Surviving the parking lot is, apparently, a challenge, but there’s something special about the Dodgers in their Southern California cathedral with the hills in the background.
- PNC Park in Pittsburgh: Nestled at the point of three rivers, with the Roberto Clemente Bridge in centerfield, PNC Park may be the majors’ most underrated park.
- Wrigley Field: 100 years of awful and the Cubs are still relevant. You know why? Wrigley, that’s why. I want to see the ivy and experience what 100 years of tradition feels like – even if it’s the Cubs’ tradition.
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