Anyone going to any ballparks that they have never been to? I'm hoping to hit up Turner Field and Marlins Park this Summer.
Been to Turner twice even as a Braves fan I can't say it's anything to write home about. I was caught up the first time in just getting to finally see the Braves live. The second time I realized Turner really is what it is: a stadium they built for the Olympics and then converted into a baseball field. Meh.
I went and saw the Marlins play back when they played in Dolphin Stadium. That, and the Trop in Tampa were the two most disappointing baseball parks/stadiums I've been to. Tropicana is a dump and, obviously, football stadiums aren't meant to be aesthetically pleasing as a baseball stadium.
Unfortunately I'm not going anywhere new this summer. For the umpteenth time we'll spend 5 hours and drive down to Dallas for a series. We've done it at least every other year since I was pretty young. Still not real sure why the Braves are my favorite team, but they are. The Rangers are a pretty close second though.
I'm hoping sometime after my dad retires we'll make a Midwest ballpark tour road trip. St. Louis is only a 6 or 7 hour drive so we've been there before and Kansas City isn't much further and we've done that one a couple of times. I want to get up to Chicago and hit both of those, and I've heard the Reds stadium is really nice. Also wouldn't mind hitting up Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee if we had time and the money.
the braves then retook the lead and the phils just retied it now 13-13 bottom of the 9th.
And I fkin missed it. I have two online classes and finals started this week. Today was the last day to take the finals for those. We had until 9:00 when the testing center so I of course just crammed all morning and afternoon and took them back-to-back. I'm driving home and hear it's 9-8 during an ESPN scores update on the radio. By the time I get home and get the game turned on Atlanta is up 13-12 in the 9th. Of course a couple of minutes later Juan Pierre scores to tie it up. Fack.
Rays win. That's 10 of their last 11. And they are now tied for the best record in the majors. I fully expect them to cool off any day now though. Longoria's injury is bound to catch up to them. Jose Molina and Sean Rodriguez (yuck and yuck) carried the team at the plate tonight. That's not going to happen every night (or even once a week).
I thought when someone hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th or extra innings in a tied game, only one run counted? But it had Atlanta winning 15-13 and ESPN has the same thing after Chipper hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th with Uggla on base.
Oh, and 40 year old Chipper Jones still has a something left in the tank. Atlanta is also 11-2 with Chipper in the lineup but 4-8 without him then lineup or when he missed the beginning of the series because of injury.