Back in the 1860s they would flood the ballparks in the winter and have skating on them. SandyD has a picture somewhere of people playing ice baseball on skates.
I think the best part of GABP is that you can get a good view of the game anywhere. I think the best thing about it is that they didn't try to jam as many luxury boxes in between the decks. And though some feel the notch is just a gimmick, it allowed them to make the deck on the third baseline much closer to the field. If you compare sitting in the upper deck at GABP to Progressive Field, you notice a big difference. I think the use of red and white as the predominant colors gives it that "Home of the Reds" feel. Some of the other new parks out there look like the baseball eqivalent of a McMansion.
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If people want to see what "could" have been done, they need to get to the new Target Field in Minneapolis. That place is special.
And it can't face downtown only if you take the location as a given. That's the problem I had. It should have gone somewhere else.
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In all honesty, I don't get the love for Safeco. There is NO view outside the stadium when you've got the prettiest mountains and water available. It's like a coliseum. Not bad, but gol-ley, what is so great about it?
AT&T park is pretty neat, a nice mix of GABP and Safeco, actually.
Anyway, more snow slides from the outfield seats please! I think its a great way to tie into Redsfest!
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Assuming price is part of the seat location decision calculus, my defaults are always high behind the plate, or down the 3rd base line. Especially during the scorching months of summer. That's where you're most likely to get shade and/or a breeze.
Not a terribly big fan of the OF bleachers. The scoreboard is behind you, and you get the smoke rolling over from the Chop House. If it's a sunny & warm day, you're going to bake out there.
(The RF bleachers were, however, pretty good to let Jeff Francouer know over 9 innings that even on his best day, he still couldn't carry Junior's aging jock.)
Will be in RF on Sat night for Girl Scouts night. My 7 year old is pretty stoked about getting to walk on the field before the game and sit out in RF by Jason Heyward.
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