5.13.2010

What is your baseball refuge?

Summer is almost here. Imagine that you need a break from the day to day routine. What is your favorite baseball getaway? For example, we enjoy Triple A day games at Isotopes Park with seats on the third base line

so we can see the mountains.

13 comments:

White Sox Cards said...

If I'm really hurting for a live professional baseball fix, I'll usually catch a Joliet Jackhammers game with my fiancee. The last time I was there, I saw former White Sox prospect Jimmy Hurst in the lineup and former 80s MLB players Wally Backman and Floyd Youmans on the coaching staff.

Todd Uncommon said...

Sitting in general admission, off to the first base side of home plate at Municipal Stadium for San Jose Giants games.

That way I get a good view of all the field and seating action without the sun in my face, and I can still see the swallows and finches wildly darting and turning about mere inches over our heads.

Oh yeah, not to forget the selection of an opposing player as the "beer batter". If the Giants punch him out at his at-bats, beers are half price for the next 20 minutes. If he strikes out after the 7th inning, it's half off apple juice.

Two Packs A Day said...

yep, Isotopes Park with seats down the left field line where my 10-pack seats are. The scoreboard ruins the view of the crest, but nice view of the southern Sandias and northern Manzanos if you look beyond the kids area or berm seats.

If i'm not at the park, then in my comfy chair watching the topes or other PCL clubs streaming on the net or MLB games on my MLB.TV package spooled to a TV set.

btw, topes cards next week! I'm so excited not to have to wait until late June!

shanediaz82 said...

For me it is Fenway Park. The first professional field I ever visited as a kid. I still make it a point to get back there at least 2 or 3 times a season. I would go more often if it weren't so ridiculously expensive...

Roy said...

100 Section at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse. Present home of a one Stephen Strasburg.

No mountains but a trian goes by about every 1/2 hour. Hence, Syracuse Chiefs.

Dave said...

Minor league baseball day games. Preferably on weekdays. Best ever!

Matthew Glidden said...

Either of Portland, ME or Pawtucket, RI for a Red Sox minor league game. Both are (or near) nice day-visit cities and have good seat views. Portland even has a mini-Monster.

Hadlock Field

Bo said...

I find that the new Yankee Stadium is a little quieter than the old Yankee Stadium. While there is no replacing the OYS, the NYS is actually quite enjoyable place to watch a game. Upper deck behind home plate is the best. I'll still miss OYS though; it felt like a punch in the gut when I was there in February and it was 75% gone. (Now I believe it's all gone)

paulsrandomstuff said...

Section 114 at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark (behind the third base coach's box).

Atlantic League baseball isn't really up to major league (or AAA) standards, but it's close, cheap and (usually) fun.

dayf said...

Turner Field, obviously. I don't care where I sit, but I need to watch a little of the game from the Coca-Cola Sky field.

Rome Braves is nice but a bit of a drive.

Gwinnett Braves have some work to do. Their No outside food policy makes it more cost effective to simply go to Turner Field.

Spiff said...

Going to have to go with the Ballpark in Arlington. Just feels like home no matter where I'm sitting.

skoormit said...

It only happens once a year, but the Rickwood Classic is the best possible baseball refuge. A minor league game played in America's oldest baseball park. More info here:
http://www.rickwood.com/

I take the day off of work every year. This year will be the first time I'll bring my son along.

Peterson said...

AA Richmond Squirrels at the Diamond. It's about 5 minutes from my house downtown. 10bucks for the best seat in the house (I like the 3rd base line field level.)