Archive for: AL West

Aug 15th, 2010

OAKLAND COLISEUM

There's no denying it: the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, home of the Oakland A's, is a relic - a grey hulking concrete behemoth in the middle of a parking lot. It's a a dump, but I found it a lovable dump, made bearable by the presence of actual baseball fans in the ballpark.

Jul 16th, 2010

ANGEL STADIUM

It's old, it's odd, it's quirky, it's a stone's throw from Disneyland and fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Angel Stadium is definitely one of the most interesting ballparks I have had the pleasure to visit. I was not expecting this of an older park stuck in the middle of a parking lot in Orange County.

Aug 10th, 2008

THE BALLPARK AT ARLINGTON.

I will qualify this review by saying that aside from the tour, the entire time we were in Arlington it was 100 degrees and I was a little bit dehydrated, despite having purchased a case of water when we landed in Houston. It’s just hotter than us New Yorkers ever, ever have to deal with. So if it is not as lengthy or detailed as other reviews, I apologize. For example, we didn’t make a point of entering the stadium from the home plate entrance. I can’t even tell you what it looks like. We just entered the closest entrance we found because we were hot, tired, thirsty and wanted to sit down.… [more]

Aug 16th, 2006

SAFECO FIELD.

I have this odd, unintentional history with the Seattle Mariners. I moved to Seattle in March of 1995, which should tell you more or less what you need to know: I was in the right place at the right time, and I had friends who were baseball crazy. I remember being at work at Internet Startup #1 that fall and listening to the Mariners game over the INTERNET. I remember our IT guy Steve, diehard fan with season tickets in the upper deck first row behind home plate, asking people if they would cover for him and allow him to work untraditional hours when the Mariners started to head into playoffs, because (and I quote), “Who knows if I’ll ever get that chance again?” I knew nothing about baseball but I sure understood faith and devotion, so I was more than happy to help him out.… [more]