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MarqSox
07-13-2004, 01:00 PM
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001978170_baseball13m.html
The worst stadium? Jim Siscel, normally quite free-spoken, hesitated. "They'll hate this," muttered the Lynnwood man. Then he confessed. Charming history aside, the cramped seating and poor sightlines at Boston's 1912 Fenway Park and Chicago's 1914 Wrigley Field just don't cut it from a fan's perspective, he said.

pearso66
07-13-2004, 01:11 PM
Thats a pretty cool thing to do. I wish they would have posted the couples website so we coudl all check it out. I'd be interested in seeing what they had to say about the cell.

sendimjoey
07-13-2004, 01:23 PM
http://www.baseballroadtrip.net/

They were generally positive about the Cell. They saw a cool game -- against the Angels last year, when Thomas hit two, two-run home runs to beat Jarod Washburn.

They panned the policy that keeps upper-deck ticket holders out of the lower level. They don't seem to realize that the problem isn't so much the fans-running-on-the-field incidents but the wait-two-innings-to-go-to-the-bathroom issue. :o:

MisterB
07-13-2004, 01:23 PM
Thats a pretty cool thing to do. I wish they would have posted the couples website so we coudl all check it out. I'd be interested in seeing what they had to say about the cell.
http://www.baseballroadtrip.net/

pearso66
07-13-2004, 01:25 PM
thanks guys

MrRoboto83
07-13-2004, 01:31 PM
their website is


www.baseballroadtrip.net (http://www.baseballroadtrip.net)

MrRoboto83
07-13-2004, 01:39 PM
interesting reviews on all the parks, wouldnt that be fun doing something like that?

Brian26
07-13-2004, 01:44 PM
http://www.baseballroadtrip.net/

They were generally positive about the Cell. They saw a cool game -- against the Angels last year, when Thomas hit two, two-run home runs to beat Jarod Washburn.

:moron

"When was the last time Frank hit a home run that mattered? He's never even had a walk-off homer."

itsnotrequired
07-13-2004, 01:45 PM
This is well-timed considering the Trib's article today about how players like Wrigley Field more than any other park in the majors:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040712baseballsurvey,1,5472041.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Isn't this story in direct conflict with stories they published earlier this year where players were complaining about Wrigley?

mcfish
07-13-2004, 02:02 PM
This is well-timed considering the Trib's article today about how players like Wrigley Field more than any other park in the majors:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040712baseballsurvey,1,5472041.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Isn't this story in direct conflict with stories they published earlier this year where players were complaining about Wrigley?
I wonder who got the job of selecting who to survey for that article.

MarqSox
07-13-2004, 02:07 PM
I wonder who got the job of selecting who to survey for that article.They surveyed everybody, although only about 2/3 responded.

So, to answer your question, nobody had that job.

Brian26
07-13-2004, 02:22 PM
Isn't this story in direct conflict with stories they published earlier this year where players were complaining about Wrigley?

Yep. I've heard quite a few players griping about the clubhouse/lockerroom only being 50' x 20', which is insanely small for a major league club and the support staff.

Blob
07-13-2004, 02:26 PM
:nandrolone

"De locker room es good!"

mcfish
07-13-2004, 02:30 PM
They surveyed everybody, although only about 2/3 responded.

So, to answer your question, nobody had that job.
Come on, can't a guy make a completely baseless stab at the Cubune around here without hearing about it later?

It was just a joke - I know the survey wasn't that fixed. But the survey doesn't tell the story of how many players hate to go to Weeghman Park. I'm sure it's just as many or more than those that love the smell of urine.

zach23
07-13-2004, 02:33 PM
This is well-timed considering the Trib's article today about how players like Wrigley Field more than any other park in the majors:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040712baseballsurvey,1,5472041.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Isn't this story in direct conflict with stories they published earlier this year where players were complaining about Wrigley?

That cubune article sure sounds like......


http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/img/mug_108.gif

DrCrawdad
07-13-2004, 02:43 PM
That cubune article sure sounds like......


http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/img/mug_108.gif

Smells like a fluff too.

Hokiesox
07-13-2004, 02:53 PM
Here's the park I spend most nights at during the summer:

http://www.baseballroadtrip.net/AA/Eastern/Bowie/Bowie.html

Pretty darn good park. Anywhere is a good seat, half the stadium is GA (5.00), no parking cost, food is a bit high... and the team isn't entirely crappy.

Foulke You
07-13-2004, 03:04 PM
As the Tribune starts to shift its focus to "Sox are in 1st, Cubs are fading" coverage...

"Although U.S. Cellular Field has it all over Wrigley Field in terms of amenities, Wrigley was the choice of 66 players compared with three who chose U.S. Cellular."

The Tribune probably has a pie chart illustrating attendance comparisons on standby should the Cubs fall 10 games back.:cool:

cheeses_h_rice
07-13-2004, 03:17 PM
As the Tribune starts to shift its focus to "Sox are in 1st, Cubs are fading" coverage...

"Although U.S. Cellular Field has it all over Wrigley Field in terms of amenities, Wrigley was the choice of 66 players compared with three who chose U.S. Cellular."

The Tribune probably has a pie chart illustrating attendance comparisons on standby should the Cubs fall 10 games back.:cool:
I can see the Cubune headline now...

"10 out of 10 University of Iowa Grads Prefer Wrigleyville Over Bridgeport for Finding Slammin' Sorority Chicks."

Risk
07-13-2004, 03:23 PM
Smells like a fluff too.
That isn't what I'm smelling

Risk

RKMeibalane
07-13-2004, 04:06 PM
:moron

"When was the last time Frank hit a home run that mattered? He's never even had a walk-off homer."
:hurt

"When was the last time Jay Mariotti mattered, period? Oh, that's right... never."

TDog
07-13-2004, 10:54 PM
The worst stadium? Jim Siscel, normally quite free-spoken, hesitated. "They'll hate this," muttered the Lynnwood man. Then he confessed. Charming history aside, the cramped seating and poor sightlines at Boston's 1912 Fenway Park and Chicago's 1914 Wrigley Field just don't cut it from a fan's perspective, he said. (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001978170_baseball13m.html)
So, if they had seen a game in Schaumburg, Wrigley Field would have been ranked as Chicagoland's fourth-worst place to watch a ballgame?

TommyJohn
07-14-2004, 07:42 AM
:hurt

"When was the last time Jay Mariotti mattered, period? Oh, that's right... never."

:moron

WHAT!! WHAT!! WHAT!! You dare?? You dare say that to me?? I'll get you
for this you skirt!! You blurt!! I'll rip you so hard you'll never know what hit
you!! And you aren't getting into the Hall of Fame either you skirt blurt!!!!
I'm going to make sure of that!!! Do you know who I am? I'm Jay Mariotti!!
I made my bones while you were still dating cheerleaders!!!

WWWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Len! Len! Frank said something mean
about me!! Make him stop! Make him stop!!

bigfoot
07-14-2004, 10:30 AM
So, if they had seen a game in Schaumburg, Wrigley Field would have been ranked as Chicagoland's fourth-worst place to watch a ballgame?Fifth, at least. You may have forgotten the Gary, In. stadium. Though the stench from the mills does remind one of the Urinal.

TDog
07-14-2004, 10:59 AM
Fifth, at least. You may have forgotten the Gary, In. stadium. Though the stench from the mills does remind one of the Urinal.
I've spent many years trying to forget about Gary. I've never been to the ballpark, but my brother suggested I go with him early last year when he had an extra ticket. Don't know if it was Kevlar night.

Streets
07-14-2004, 01:24 PM
Fifth, at least. You may have forgotten the Gary, In. stadium. Though the stench from the mills does remind one of the Urinal.
I think US Steel park is a nice stadium. Sure, the location is not exactly prime billing but the park is well built. It's a nice place to catch a cheap ballgame.

Lately I've been going to the third oldest stadium, Bosse Field (outside Fenway and Wrigley) which is down in Evansville. If you have seen A League of Their Own you have seen this park, it's where the movie was mainly shot. I figured with not much to do here in Southern Indiana the place would be well attended, but it's not. $5 to get in, decent baseball...how can you go wrong? Sure the seats are small, bathrooms not so nice, but they don't smell awful like previously mentioned parks.