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  • MLB division rankings based on ballparks

    How would you rate all six divisions based on your combined pros and cons of the respective ballparks? For me it is -

    1) NL Central (Wrigley, PNC, Miller, GABP, Busch, Minute Maid). Wrigley and PNC put it over the top for me. A lot of great baseball towns and a lot of great baseball fans in the ballparks here.

    2) NL West (AT & T, Dodger, Coors, Petco, Chase). Good case for #1 with those first 3.

    3) AL East (Fenway, Camden, New Yankee, Trop, Rogers). Trop and Rogers bring it down. But I like the mix of stadium types and ages in this division. Fenway offsets the negatives of Trop and Rogers enough for me.

    4) AL Central (Kauffman, Progressive, Comerica, US Cell, Metrodome). Obviously the Dome brings it down for one more year.

    5) NL East (Citi, Citizens, Turner, Nats Park, Dolphin). Citi is going to be awesome, Citizens is great.

    6) AL West (Safeco, Angel, Ballpark at Arlington, Oakland Coliseum). I used to really like Oak. Coliseum, but Mt. Davis ruined it. Safeco looks awesome.

    - After Target Field opens, my rankings would be adjusted to put the AL Central #3.

    - Parks that I have personally been too include the Metrodome, AT & T, Wrigley, Kauffman, Miller and Minute Maid.

  • #2
    With NYS, Fenway, Camden (in that order), the AL East easily takes the prize, IMO.

    Good thread. I'll add the rest of my rankings later.
    Last edited by Rob R; 03-09-2009, 12:18 PM.

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    • #3
      AL EAST: Yankee Stadium Camden Yards Rodgers Centre Fenway Tropicana Field

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      • #4
        Wow how predictable. Yankee fans elevating whatever the Yankees are involved in to the top of the list.

        For the purposes of this they will say how great Fenway is, just so the Yankees are at the top. But, for all other conversations Fenway will be attacked for whatever they perceive as a shortcoming.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 80SHOCK View Post
          AL EAST: Yankee Stadium Camden Yards Rodgers Centre Fenway Tropicana Field
          Rodgers Centre over Fenway? Biased much?

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          • #6
            Imo

            1. NL West:
            1. Dodger Stadium
            2. AT&T Park
            3. Coors Field
            4. Petco Park
            5. Chase Field

            2. NL Central:
            1. Wrigley Field
            2. PNC Park
            3. Busch III
            4. Miller Park
            5. Minute maid
            6. Great American

            3. AL East:
            1. Fenway Park
            2. New Yankee Stadium
            3. Camden Yards
            4tie. Tropicana Park
            5tie. Rogers Centre

            4. NL East:
            1. Citi Field
            2. Citizens Bank Ballpark
            3. Nationals Park
            4. Turner Field
            5. Dolphin Stadium

            5. AL Central
            1. Kaufman Stadium
            2tie. US Cellular Ballpark
            3tie. Comerica Ballpark
            4tie. Progressive Field
            5. The Metrodome

            6. AL West
            1tie. Safeco Field
            2tie. Angel Stadium
            3. Ballpark in Arlington
            4. Oakland Stadium
            It's Time For Dodger's Baseball

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            • #7
              Just my 2 cents

              1: NL West
              1- AT&T Park
              T2- Dodger Stadium
              T3- PETCO Park
              T3- Coors Field
              5-Chase Field

              T2: NL Central
              T1- Wrigley Field
              T1- PNC Park
              3- Busch Stadium III
              4- Miller Park
              5- Minute Maid Park
              6- Great American Ballpark

              T2: AL East
              1- (New) Yankee Stadium
              2- Fenway Park
              3- Camden Yards
              T4- Rogers Centre
              T4- Tropicana Field

              4: NL East
              1- Citizens Bank Park
              2- Citi Field
              3- Nationals Park
              4- Turner Field
              5- Dolphin Stadium

              5: AL Central
              1-Kauffman Stadium
              2- Progressive Field
              T3- Comerica Park
              T3- US Cellular Field
              5- Metrodome

              6: AL West
              1- Safeco Field
              2- Angel Stadium
              3- The Ballpark at Arlington
              4- Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

              (Target Field will be the top ballpark in the AL Central when it opens, putting the AL Central into 4th place.)

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              • #8
                Camden is one of the best parks I've ever been to. Couple that with classic fenway and a new modern yankee stadium and thats tough to beat. Once the Rays new stadium goes up they'll definitely be in a class of their own. Rogers Centre is awful though

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CoreyNYC View Post
                  Wow how predictable. Yankee fans elevating whatever the Yankees are involved in to the top of the list.

                  For the purposes of this they will say how great Fenway is, just so the Yankees are at the top. But, for all other conversations Fenway will be attacked for whatever they perceive as a shortcoming.
                  My order is based on which is probably the best facility to watch a game and services. Sure if you're talking about nostalgia purposes/history you go Fenway.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CoreyMac View Post
                    Camden is one of the best parks I've ever been to. Couple that with classic fenway and a new modern yankee stadium and thats tough to beat. Once the Rays new stadium goes up they'll definitely be in a class of their own. Rogers Centre is awful though
                    That won't be for quite some time. I'm talking years here. No one is getting a new stadium in this economy.
                    The Twins Yankees Mets and Giants/Jets were lucky to get the shovel in the ground before this mess of an economy started.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 80SHOCK View Post
                      My order is based on which is probably the best facility to watch a game and services. Sure if you're talking about nostalgia purposes/history you go Fenway.
                      And you have seen how many games at New Yankee Stadium?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mets16 View Post
                        And you have seen how many games at New Yankee Stadium?
                        In all fairness to 80Shock, Fenway, which deserves respect and accolades for its place in baseball history, is a terrible, cramped, obstruction-filled park to watch a game in (columns galore), with tight, infield seats that are angled toward the outfield on the 1st and 3B sides. So, even though no one has yet attended a game at NYS, it's safe to say that it'll be a better place to watch a game.

                        (I'm not trashing Fenway, just giving my impressions of watching a game there).
                        Last edited by Rob R; 03-09-2009, 01:06 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mets16 View Post
                          And you have seen how many games at New Yankee Stadium?
                          And how many games has anyone seen at CitiField? But it sure it up there high on some of the other posters list. I don't see you questioning that.

                          My list of AL EAST parks is based on the modernized ones if you noticed. (Except the Trop that is just an awful park) It's not like I said: NYS Fenway etc....
                          Last edited by 80SHOCK; 03-09-2009, 01:53 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 80SHOCK View Post
                            And how many games has anyone seen at CitiField? But it sure it up there high on some of the other posters list. I don't see you questioning that.

                            My list of AL EAST parks is based on the modernized ones if you noticed. (Except the Trop that is just an awful park) It's not like I said: NYS Fenway etc....
                            Well, if I made a list, I would be sure to add an asterisk or note it as "not seen yet" If I could get the experience of ballparks just by pictures, I would have visited all 30 stadiums, and it would be a much cheaper alternative.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mets16 View Post
                              Well, if I made a list, I would be sure to add an asterisk or note it as "not seen yet" If I could get the experience of ballparks just by pictures, I would have visited all 30 stadiums, and it would be a much cheaper alternative.
                              Okay! but perhaps you take this up to the person who started the thread. Good idea to start a topic on rankings of ballparks but there are some new parks so we can only go by pictures.
                              I didn't start the topic, I'm only responding.

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