MDXS, on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006, 10:46 PM, said:
Wow....this is full of half-truths. If you're under the awning in right field and far back, you can't see the ball if it goes higher than 15 feet in the air. Actually, if you're in right field, you can't see any of the first hour of the game thanks to the sun.
You're right, I completely forgot to mention JUST DON'T SIT IN RIGHT FIELD. Standing is better...you have to stand, but you can get a pretty good view. Many times in High School me and a friend would get standing room. It's pretty much the only way you can get walk-up tickets. Only go on sale 1 hour before the game, and there's pretty much never a line. They used to be like $8, but I assume that now, they're probably like $40 (I'm only sort of kidding).The best seats I've ever had were when I got standing room. Just have to hope it rains for a little while, and you can take your pick of the empty box seats. Also the 18-inning game I went to (on like a Tuesday night), I got beautiful seats by the end. 3rd row behind the visitor's dugout.
The columns suck. Suck hard. I had forty dollar seats for a game against the Cardinals and there was a column between me and home as well as a column between me and the scoreboard. Thankfully my sister left the game in the seventh (had a five year old to take home) and gave me her seats. The game went like 13 innings, so I got my money's worth.
It's true they can be bad, but most seats are okay. It is pretty annoying though when, for example, you can't see the pitcher and the batter at the same time. But shift your body and you can see either one.
The atmosphere is incredible and the fans are great in the right areas of the ballpark. All the good seats are taken by yuppies and corporate-types who couldn't tell OPS from LSD or Coco Crisp from Count Chocula. Your best bet is the bleachers for about a million reasons...first being that they are the only seats that go for less than 30 bucks if you're lucky. There's a good chance your seats won't face towards home plate and it's a certainty that they'll be too small, but at least you'll no longer have to pee in a communal trough should you have to hit the can.
You can still get grandstand seats, and there's certainly no yuppies there. Bleachers are pretty awesome, but I dunno if I'd bring little kids there. Definitely gonna see some fights.