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Baseball Judgments

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Unique ballpark features

 

By Roger Weber

 

Each stadium seems to have its "signature" feature. Here is a list of the most notable ones at MLB parks as of 2006:

 

ATL: Former Olympic Stadium, center field plaza

 

FLA: Out of town scoreboard with clock

 

NYM: Home run apple

 

PHI: Liberty bell, center field museum, flowers above outfield wall

 

WAS: On straight line from capital to monuments

 

CHC: Marquis board, Wrigleyville, ivy, lack of lights, flags, bleachers, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, housetop seats, the El

 

CIN: Notch, Hall of Fame, Pepsi Powerstacks

 

HOU: Train, center field hill, right field porch, Union station, flag pole in play, short left field line

 

MIL: Sausage race, Bernie Brewer slide, tailgating

 

PIT: 88 feet tall, left field ramps, gold bridge, skyline over river

 

STL: View of arch

 

ARI: Swimming pool, center field wall, path to pitcher's mound, water canons, first baseball-only retractable roof

 

COL: Mountain Oysters, row of purple seats, clock, fountains and rock garden

 

LAD: Zigzag outfield roof, huge parking lot, parking lot gas station, "Think Blue" sign

 

SD: Electric company building, grass berm, towers in upper deck

 

SF: Ocean view, coke bottle, 1920s glove, McCovey cove, trolley car

 

BAL: Warehouse, right field concourse

 

BOS: Neighborhood, green monster, Ted Williams seat, bleachers, "Citgo" sign, Pesky's pole

 

NYY: Sculpture garden, old Yankee Stadium roof designs

 

TB: Orange roof lights, catwalks, tilted roof, "The Beach", shopping mall

 

TOR: Hotel, first retractable roof

 

CHW: Food concourse

 

CLE: Left field corner space, steel exterior w/ triple tiered suites, sellout streak, Mad Drummer, catwalks

 

DET: Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, Water and lights after HRs

 

KC: Fountains, King scoreboard, lack of outfield seats

 

MIN: Inflated roof

 

LAA: Ornate exterior, fountain, giant "A" in parking lot, Rally Monkey

 

OAK: Excessive foul territory

 

SEA: In-stadium art, bakery

 

TEX: Fortress-like exterior, center field offices, short right field porch, roof overhangs, lake outside

 

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