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DaveIsHere
08-16-2006, 07:21 AM
According to a players vote

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0608/gallery.MLB.toughest.stadiums/content.8.html

BigPapaPump
08-16-2006, 08:51 AM
Only #8? They must not have surveyed any players from the Red Sox, Angels, or Astros!:D:

KMKsuburbannoise
08-16-2006, 08:57 AM
why is Wrigley 5? do they see the homers getting hit in there? yes the winds suck. and nights suck too. And it doesn't make anything better that now the fans are so upset that they throw things on the field when there is a bad play.

ajismyhero
08-16-2006, 08:58 AM
I love how Wrigley was listed in the top 5......um, last I checked they had a losing record at home.......I can see where the visitors might afraid of flying trash, but other than that, how hard can it be?

batmanZoSo
08-16-2006, 09:00 AM
The Yankees have played .800 ball at home since 1996? Man, that's incredible. Can't argue with that selection.

I agree with the top 10 except for Wrigley, of course, making its way on the list based on notoriety among the players. The cubs routinely blow and the wind blows out. What exactly is "tough" about that? I'd look forward to going there if I played. I'm not even speaking as a Sox fan.

Hump Dome, Oakland (certainly for us, and apparently others as well struggle in that dump), Boston, Miami's gotta suck, San Fran is a pitcher's haven. All seem like good choices.

itsnotrequired
08-16-2006, 09:05 AM
I love how Wrigley was listed in the top 5......um, last I checked they had a losing record at home.......I can see where the visitors might afraid of flying trash, but other than that, how hard can it be?

Crappy lighting at night, no padding on outfield walls, "rough" infield (Bossard would have his work cut out for him), open bullpens, crappy dugout and clubhouse, vocal fans, etc.

That place sucks.

Senerch23
08-16-2006, 09:23 AM
Crappy lighting at night, no padding on outfield walls, "rough" infield (Bossard would have his work cut out for him), open bullpens, crappy dugout and clubhouse, vocal fans, etc.

That place sucks.

I think you hit it on the head, combine what you said with all of the day games and you have a place that players don't want to play. Also, remember the Cardinals at the beginning of the year didn't have hot water in the visitor's clubhouse.

raul12
08-16-2006, 09:27 AM
Only #8? They must not have surveyed any players from the Red Sox, Angels, or Astros!:D:

Didn't you read? BP came up with a new stat. VORS - Value over replacement stadium. :D:

0o0o0
08-16-2006, 09:30 AM
God is Shea Stadium ugly.

Baby Fisk
08-16-2006, 09:32 AM
God is Shea Stadium ugly.
It also stinks of urine and stale beer, or beer and stale urine, some wretched combination like that.

0o0o0
08-16-2006, 09:34 AM
It also stinks of urine and stale beer, or beer and stale urine, some wretched combination like that.

I guess that would be tough to play in.

CaptainBallz
08-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Great how opponent's in Wrigley might have a tough time because of "a night on the town".:rolleyes: They never quit, do they?

RedHeadPaleHoser
08-16-2006, 09:42 AM
I would love to know how many Cub players picked Wrigley as a tough place to play. Wouldn't that be an eye opener...

0o0o0
08-16-2006, 09:48 AM
Great how opponent's in Wrigley might have a tough time because of "a night on the town".:rolleyes: They never quit, do they?

Well it's certainly not because of their opponents.

zmz723
08-16-2006, 09:55 AM
The picture of wrigley has magglio batting for the sox. :D:

ajismyhero
08-16-2006, 10:39 AM
The picture of wrigley has magglio batting for the sox. :D:

I thought so too - i hope that was homerun swing!

batmanZoSo
08-16-2006, 10:56 AM
Crappy lighting at night, no padding on outfield walls, "rough" infield (Bossard would have his work cut out for him), open bullpens, crappy dugout and clubhouse, vocal fans, etc.

That place sucks.

Yeah those are probably good points. More annoying than "tough" if you asked the players who voted I'm sure. :wink:

cheezheadsoxfan
08-16-2006, 11:09 AM
Man, the Metrodome is way ugly too!

RedHeadPaleHoser
08-16-2006, 11:18 AM
Man, the Metrodome is way ugly too!

Pictures don't tell the story. The place is just uncomfortable...for any sport.

nedlug
08-16-2006, 12:27 PM
I think you hit it on the head, combine what you said with all of the day games and you have a place that players don't want to play. Also, remember the Cardinals at the beginning of the year didn't have hot water in the visitor's clubhouse.

And don't forget: visitor's parking is at McDonald's!

34rancher
08-16-2006, 01:31 PM
I love how they have the tribune fact checkers working for them. They say that Boston has the best home record...Try again, I believe it is the Twins...

chisoxfanatic
08-16-2006, 01:52 PM
I'm surprised they didn't mention anything with regards to the air conditioning system during the "away" half of each inning.

miker
08-16-2006, 06:41 PM
why is Wrigley 5? do they see the homers getting hit in there? yes the winds suck. and nights suck too. And it doesn't make anything better that now the fans are so upset that they throw things on the field when there is a bad play.
Don't forget the falling concrete and urine smell...

Mohoney
08-17-2006, 04:45 AM
why is Wrigley 5?

Because their locker room super-sucks.

Scottzilla
08-17-2006, 10:32 AM
don't you guys remember how the media tried to skewer Ozzie when he said he HATED playing there.
I think everyone hates it there except for the media cuz they its like the renaisance fair for sports writers.