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Old 08-10-2007, 12:12 PM
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The new park in State College is amazing, especially for A ball.



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Old 08-10-2007, 12:22 PM
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I love Damaschke Field in Oneonta, New York

Cooperstown in the next town over.

Oneonta, Batavia and Jamestown are still relics in the NY-Penn league. The other extreme is Brooklyn.









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Staten Island has the NY Skyline in the background
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:37 PM
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Had a great time at Coastal Federal Field in Myrtle Beach (class A for Braves). They just opened up a new playground for toddlers to play so dads can stay at the game later then normal.






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Old 08-10-2007, 01:25 PM
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My favorite is AutoZone in downtown Memphis. Beautiful park, nice people, cool gift shop. The only knock is that Memphis in the summer is sweatier than hell.

I also liked Rosenblatt in Omaha, although I was there for the CWS and not for a Royals game. Huntsville was OK and the Birmingham Barons' park is good as well.

My least favorite is Greer Stadium in Nashville. There was no atmosphere and the park is just awful.

O'Donnell is cool with the views of the Mississippi River just beyond right field.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:10 PM
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Victory Field - Indianapolis, IN
First thought that comes to mind for some reason is down scale jacobs field
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:55 PM
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I know the team is in an independent, non-affiliated league, but Silver Cross Field in Joliet is great. I love the firehouse out beyond left field, and the train tracks just a block away.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:11 PM
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I know the team is in an independent, non-affiliated league, but Silver Cross Field in Joliet is great. I love the firehouse out beyond left field, and the train tracks just a block away.
I was just going to post that. Fantastic Stadium! The DBAP (Durham Bulls Athletic Park) is very nice, espcially with all the attempted regentrification in the surrounding neighborhood and tobacco warehouses. Very neat atmosphere, and usually good teams. I also think that the Norfolk Tides Stadium (name escapes me) is pretty cool.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:10 PM
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Boston has tried to move as many minor league teams as possible within 2 hours of Boston.
Which is awesome marketing on their part. I've always thought if there was any way possible the Sox could pull off having one of their minor league teams closer to home, it would be a huge hit.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:14 PM
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:01 PM
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Which is awesome marketing on their part. I've always thought if there was any way possible the Sox could pull off having one of their minor league teams closer to home, it would be a huge hit.
Lowell 25 miles, Pawtucket 40 and Portland 100. There is no excuse for the WS not to be in the Midwest League. Kane County should be a Sox team not Oakland.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:36 PM
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I'd give a nod to Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium where the Omaha Royals play. I was not there for a Royals game but the championship game of the 2000 College World Series between Stanford and LSU. I thought Rosenblatt was a great ballpark perfect for Mid America.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:10 AM
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Lowell 25 miles, Pawtucket 40 and Portland 100. There is no excuse for the WS not to be in the Midwest League. Kane County should be a Sox team not Oakland.
If they can't locate all their teams in the midwest, I think the next best thing is to have them all in the same region--it makes sense to me than just having one A team in the Chicago area.

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"Hit Grass, Win Salad"?

That wasn't from the movie, was it? (I know the steak part is).
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:26 AM
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I love Damaschke Field in Oneonta, New York

Cooperstown in the next town over.

Oneonta, Batavia and Jamestown are still relics in the NY-Penn league. The other extreme is Brooklyn.

I still can't forgive Batavia for changing their name from the Clippers to the Muckdogs.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:09 AM
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"Hit Grass, Win Salad"?

That wasn't from the movie, was it? (I know the steak part is).
No, they added that when they moved to the new ballpark. The original bull from the old park (where the movie was filmed) hangs on one of the concourse walls.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:54 PM
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I love Damaschke Field in Oneonta, New York

Cooperstown in the next town over.

Oneonta, Batavia and Jamestown are still relics in the NY-Penn league. The other extreme is Brooklyn.
I attended lots of Watertown Pirates (later Indians) games in the late 80's/90's when I would visit my grandparents out there. They played in one of the relics of the NY-Penn League, Duffy Fairgrounds. It was basically an ancient grandstand and some bleachers down the lines. I only went to 1-2 Sox/Cubs games a year back in those days so I really learned the game of baseball attending games in Watertown. That could be us in the picture below... except Grandpa rarely sprung for grandstand seats.


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