I'm back on the road next week, and this time I'm hoping to get a ballgame in. I'm scheduled to make it to a Nats game, which will be a new ballpark for me. The last new park I went to was Enron Field, or whatever it's called now ... I've only just begun visiting the modern ballparks.
With that said, here are the top five/bottom five major league ballparks I've been to for a game:
5. Dodger Stadium. I've never been to Kauffman Stadium but, other than that one, Dodger Stadium has to be the best of the best parks of the 1960s or '70s, no?
4. Wrigley Field
3. Old Yankee Stadium
2. Fenway Park
1. AT&T Park. The China Basin is easily the best I've been to.
5. Memorial Stadium? I don't really have a fifth-worst. I could be talked into going with either Chase Field or the ballpark-formerly-known-as-Enron. I haven't been to Anaheim since the team was called the California Angels, before the bowl was filled in. I suppose that one is a contender, too. I was at RFK for a spring training game once; if that counts, it would be at 4 or even lower on this list.
4. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (post-Davis addition; pre-Davis, it drops off this list, but just barely)
3. Shea Stadium. There's a big gap between Oakland, which is OK, and the three worst, which were all kinds of awful.
2. Veterans Stadium
1. Candlestick Park. Obviously.
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