Thursday, August 2, 2007

Best Baseball City

The Sporting News' Stan McNeal says it's Los Angeles. And he's got some solid reasons, among them being the cleanliness of the parks, the quality of Dodger/Angel play this year, the weather, and a host of other reasons. One I take issue with, however:

In L.A., stress is not a requirement for attending games. In N.Y., there's the
subway crowds and old, dumpy ballparks. In Boston, a bank loan is needed to
purchase tickets to sit in tiny, cramped seats where you may or may not have an
obstructed view.

Point taken on the tiny seats and obstructed view, but if this isn't stress:

I'm not sure what is. I took that picture while trying to get to Dodger Stadium from South Bay with a buddy last month. I've had similar experiences heading to Anaheim. I love going to games at both places, but it ain't exactly a stress-free experience.

Overall, of course, most fans can make a case for their town being the best baseball town. Personally I'd take Chicago. How about you?


mahnu.uterna said...

I know it's cliche, but I can't imagine a city that cares more about their team than St.Louis. I think it's the only place where fans still keep a scorecard.

dodgersgale said...

I got the chance to go to an Angels game and a Dodgers game in consecutive nights.
Getting to Anahaim was pretty easy because we had a special parking pass with a special entrance.
Dodger stadium was fairly easy getting in to, but was a nightmare getting out of.
By the way, did you see the article about the Angel Stadium rats?

Shyster said...

I saw that and laughed when I remembered that this dude cited cleanliness of the ballpark as one of the reasons for ranking Anaheim so high.