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    What would you say is the worst of the so-called Retro Stadiums?
    75
    Comerica Park - Detroit
    8.00%
    6
    Camden Yards - Baltimore
    0.00%
    0
    Progressive Field - Cleveland
    6.67%
    5
    Rangers Ballpark - Texas
    2.67%
    2
    Safeco Field - Seattle
    1.33%
    1
    Target Field - Minnesota
    0.00%
    0
    Yankee Stadium - New York
    10.67%
    8
    AT&T Park - San Francisco
    0.00%
    0
    Busch Stadium - St. Louis
    1.33%
    1
    Chase Field - Arizona
    8.00%
    6
    Citi Field - New York
    16.00%
    12
    Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia
    0.00%
    0
    Coors Field - Colorado
    1.33%
    1
    Great American Ballpark - Cincinnati
    8.00%
    6
    Miller Park - Milwaukee
    5.33%
    4
    Minute Maid Park - Houston
    5.33%
    4
    Nationals Park - Washington
    4.00%
    3
    Petco Park - San Diego
    1.33%
    1
    PNC Park - Pittsburgh
    0.00%
    0
    Turner Field - Atlanta
    8.00%
    6
    Marlins Ballpark - Miami
    12.00%
    9
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    I wouldn't call Marlins Park a retro stadium.

    Let me rephrase that. Marlins Park is not a retro stadium.

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    • #3
      Comiskey II/US Cellular and Yankee Stadium are pretty similar, IMHO. Any reason Chicago is not listed? It opened in 1990.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Old Ballpark View Post
        I wouldn't call Marlins Park a retro stadium.

        Let me rephrase that. Marlins Park is not a retro stadium.
        How exactly is "retro stadium" defined?
        Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

        An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

        Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
          How exactly is "retro stadium" defined?
          Brick exterior?
          Green seats?
          Retro design?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mandrake View Post
            Comiskey II/US Cellular and Yankee Stadium are pretty similar, IMHO. Any reason Chicago is not listed? It opened in 1990.
            US Cellular was built before the retro craze, I don't think it would be considered in that group. I don't think Yankee Stadium II would be one either.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
              How exactly is "retro stadium" defined?
              New, but made to look old. That's pretty much the dictionary definition, isn't it?

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              • #8
                Target Field not retro either. Also, I can't see putting anything with a retractable roof in a retro category.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                  US Cellular was built before the retro craze, I don't think it would be considered in that group. I don't think Yankee Stadium II would be one either.

                  I like the way both places look. Some of the retro places are too contrived.

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                  • #10
                    Not only is the poll flawed, for among many of the reasons already given (and I'm sure a few more), but much like the other poll that asks members to choose the "Best Current Ballpark," I personally find it impossible to answer, for I've been to a mere six MLB parks in my entire life, four of which still exist. How is one to know or opine about a ballpark one has never experienced?

                    Put it in the books.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                      I like the way both places look. Some of the retro places are too contrived.
                      I agree I used to not like US Cellular too much but it's got a scary look to it especially at night. Yankee Stadium II is reminds me of the same way.
                      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
                        Target Field not retro either. Also, I can't see putting anything with a retractable roof in a retro category.
                        I think the architects, ball clubs, and publicity around Miller Park, Enron Field and Safeco Field certainly referred to them as retro.

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                        • #13
                          Comerica Park hands down.
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                          • #14
                            Of the 5 newer parks I've been to, Great American Balpark in Cincinnati has disappointed me the most.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                              Comiskey II/US Cellular and Yankee Stadium are pretty similar, IMHO. Any reason Chicago is not listed? It opened in 1990.
                              Actually 1991.

                              Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                              US Cellular was built before the retro craze, I don't think it would be considered in that group.
                              In its early life, The Cell was much more a "cookie cutter" ballpark. The retro touches have been gradually added over the years, and the Cell is now a very nice-looking ballpark.
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