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Old 12-25-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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^Interesting perspective! I agree for the most part, with a few exceptions of course. I'd put Minnesota in the top 4, which would also include Wrigley. Wrigley doesn't get enough attention but if you think about it, it was the prototype for almost EVERY new stadium built in the past 10-20 years -- city in the background, surrounded by a fun urban neighborhood. The fact that it's nestled 10 miles away from downtown and STILL looks so fascinating is what makes it so cool to me! I think Baltimore and St. Louis, while super cool ballparks, get bumped out of the top 4 as neither truly capture the skylines of their respective cities, but yet they are smack in the middle of the city and you don't have to turn your head to see the city. Great list though, and I respect your opinion!
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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The top 10 cityscapes in Major League Baseball parks

1. Pittsburgh
2. Detroit
3. St. Louis
4. Baltimore
5. Minnesota
6. Cleveland
7. San Diego
8. Chicago (Cubs)
9. Seattle
10. Boston

Natural landscapes: Colorado, San Francisco.
Facing the wrong direction: Chicago (White Sox), Cincinnati, Los Angeles (Dodgers).
Too far away: Atlanta, Philadelphia.
Obstructed views: Arizona, Houston.
Poor location: Kansas City, Los Angeles (Angels of Anaheim), Milwaukee, New York (Mets), Texas.
Poor facilities: Florida, Oakland, Tampa Bay, Toronto.
Just there: New York (Yankees), Washington.
How can the Scrubs be on that list when their ballpark doesnt show anything but a bunch of highrise condos and apartments. That's not the skyline of Chicago, and those buildings you see in the pictures of Wrigley are nondiscript buildings that someone from the Southside would never see unless they were in that area.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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^Interesting perspective! I agree for the most part, with a few exceptions of course. I'd put Minnesota in the top 4, which would also include Wrigley. Wrigley doesn't get enough attention but if you think about it, it was the prototype for almost EVERY new stadium built in the past 10-20 years -- city in the background, surrounded by a fun urban neighborhood. The fact that it's nestled 10 miles away from downtown and STILL looks so fascinating is what makes it so cool to me! I think Baltimore and St. Louis, while super cool ballparks, get bumped out of the top 4 as neither truly capture the skylines of their respective cities, but yet they are smack in the middle of the city and you don't have to turn your head to see the city. Great list though, and I respect your opinion!
The reason I bumped Wrigley Field down the list is because the backdrop is one of generic residential towers, which is only a small slice of Chicago. Imagine seeing the John Hancock and Aon Centers over the outfield wall instead. Sure, the neighborhood is great, but we're talking the cityscapes from inside the ballpark, and a couple of average-looking residential towers just ain't doing Chicago justice.
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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The top 10 cityscapes in Major League Baseball parks

1. Pittsburgh
2. Detroit
3. St. Louis
4. Baltimore
5. Minnesota
6. Cleveland
7. San Diego
8. Chicago (Cubs)
9. Seattle
10. Boston

Natural landscapes: Colorado, San Francisco.
Facing the wrong direction: Chicago (White Sox), Cincinnati, Los Angeles (Dodgers).
Too far away: Atlanta, Philadelphia.
Obstructed views: Arizona, Houston.
Poor location: Kansas City, Los Angeles (Angels of Anaheim), Milwaukee, New York (Mets), Texas.
Poor facilities: Florida, Oakland, Tampa Bay, Toronto.
Just there: New York (Yankees), Washington.
The Trop is more in a HORRENDOUS Location than it is poor and the Marlins have a new BallPark.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: NE Kansas City, MO
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
The top 10 cityscapes in Major League Baseball parks

1. Pittsburgh
2. Detroit
3. St. Louis
4. Baltimore
5. Minnesota
6. Cleveland
7. San Diego
8. Chicago (Cubs)
9. Seattle
10. Boston

Natural landscapes: Colorado, San Francisco.
Facing the wrong direction: Chicago (White Sox), Cincinnati, Los Angeles (Dodgers).
Too far away: Atlanta, Philadelphia.
Obstructed views: Arizona, Houston.
Poor location: Kansas City, Los Angeles (Angels of Anaheim), Milwaukee, New York (Mets), Texas.
Poor facilities: Florida, Oakland, Tampa Bay, Toronto.
Just there: New York (Yankees), Washington.
Yea because with the new bridge and a downtown stadium we'd love the hellacious traffic getting to and from games.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:11 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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but pretty much anyone that knows anything about baseball will know that it's a Dallas-area based team. Just because they're called "Texas" Rangers doesn't mean they're not the mlb team of Dallas...especially since Dallas (or even Dallas area) doesn't have two mlb teams like some other city/metro areas.
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh........

Look folks, Arlington may not be the greatest place for a ballpark, but Arlington just so happens to be in between two major cities. The location's fine since it's in the middle of the Metroplex, where it's pretty even for the bulk of the population to make it to games.

I know alot of you may not understand this, but we in Fort Worth don't wanna drive to Dallas for EVERY little event, ya know.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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No way, tailgating with thousands of people around you surrounded by the 4 (well now 3) impressive stadiums is a huge part of Philly sports. You get in the zone just by being there.
Absolutely.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I think Pittsburg is number one, but Detroit puts up a really good fight for number two...this photo doesn't even take into account much of the western part of downtown's skyline you can see from upper left field...

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Detroit is certainly underrated/underrepresented.....I hear mostly about Target Field, PNC Park, Wrigley, Fenway, Camden Yard and Jacob's Field as "the best" city parks but Detroit seems like it's better than most of those.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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It's apparent that Omaha's growing skyline isn't on par with those (some catching up to do), but the new downtown TDAmeritrade park (seats 24,000 expandable to 40,000) will have a great skyline shot!
It's ok, but the angle from home plate off more toward the east, therefore, missing most of the skyline.
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That said, Pittsburgh's is my favorite.
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