Non-Mariner road trip: DC, Philly, and the Bronx
July 29, 2019
For the next week or so, things here at grandsalami.net might seem a little off. I am joining a couple of friends in taking a trip to see other teams in other parks, placing the Mariners on the back burner for the duration. There will still be posts and info, but some of it will be about games at Nationals Park and Yankee Stadium.
We'll be attending two games in DC, one in Philadelphia, and one in New York, and for me anyway, it will be my first experience with each of those ballparks. How will they compare? What unique features will merit note? Check in as the week goes on and see if anything works its way onto the site.
To date, my favorite MLB parks are San Francisco's and Cleveland's, plus the old warhorses in Boston and north Chicago. It's been a long while since I've done a ballpark trip and a lot of new stadia have replaced ones I'd seen before, including Veteran's Stadium in Philly and old Yankee Stadium. Sadly, the Mets are away next weekend and for whatever reason their park doesn't do tours on Sundays (er, whaa?), so that one will have to wait for another day. Another day still until I get around to checking out the parks I'm most interested in seeing: Pittsburgh, Denver, San Diego, and Toronto (more for the ambiance than the park itself; Rogers Centre doesn't look that interesting on TV other than the prototype retractable roof).
What are your favorite MLB parks outside of Seattle? Any pointers about the Nats' and Phils' and Yanks' homes I should keep in mind? Comments encouraged.