Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The New Worst Ballpark in Major League Baseball

Congratulations, Tampa Bay Rays and St. Petersburg, Florida! With the advent of Target Field in Minneapolis, Tropicana Field replaces the HHH Metrodome as the Worst Ballpark in Major League Baseball.

As far as I'm concerned, they can't blow this dump up soon enough. While they're at it, they can "contract" the Rays, too.

©2010 Douglas T. Dinsmoor

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Monday, April 12, 2010

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After over a year of dormancy, I'm firing up the Open Stance Twitter account. Click the button below and join the bandwagon!

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Happy New Year!

I attended my 29th consecutive Major League Opening Day on Friday. Gawd! Even after all these years and games, I still get excited, and I look forward to the day with great anticipation.

I loosely follow an annual ritual: Play my recording of former Fenway Park organist John Kiley's versions of The Star Spangled Banner and Take Me Out To The Ball Game (at high volume), get into town early, go out to breakfast, take in the street scene, be in line early, be one of the first people in the park. I hit all of those points, and more.

It was really great to see all of my ballpark buddies, some of whom I hadn't seen since the last Rockies game in October. It was great to enter the confines on a beautiful game day (first time I wore shorts to an O.D.) It was also swell that the home team won, more so with a 7-0 2-hit shutout of the division rival San Diego Padres.

Welcome back, baseball. You were missed!

©2010 Douglas T. Dinsmoor