Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:42 PM
Well this seems like an appropriate place to write about this.As stated, I am currently on a 7 day, 6 ballpark trip. Thursday I was at Cleveland, Fri Pitt, Sat Balt, Sun Philly, Mon Boston, and Tues/Wed New York. Pure bliss. But I wanted to post was how disappointed I was in Fenway Park. It's almost spoken of so highly, and is pretty much sacred grounds, but I was left with bad impressions. First off, it appears that even though it is the smallest park in the league, it has a very high percentage of poor seats. The seats I sat in were right down the line in Sec 4, Box 90. When we first sat down, it looked like we would have pretty good seats, and then the game started. People were walking up and down the aisles practically the entire game, and in our seats, this meant we were left with $45 seats to look at people clueless as to where they were supposed to be and as little of the ballgame as possible. They were without a doubt the worst seats I have ever sat in for a sporting event, and I have seen 100 games at the metrodome. It was so bad in fact, after the 3rd inning, my father and I decided to leave our seats and walk around the concourses. Turns out we ended up watching the remainder of the game from the upper level standing room behind and to the right of the rooftop seating, when your looking from homeplate, between the Budweiser and Pepsi signs. Another thing that really disappointed me about the park was the fans. They were the exact opposite of the kind of fans that I have heard about. It appeared to us, and to our buddies in a different section, that the fans weren't even there to watch the baseball game. They were more interested in getting their alcohol and starting the wave. Only once we moved up to the standing room, we finally found some fans that were actually interested in watching the game, and were knowledgeable about the game. And the third thing that really disappointed me, was the overall atmosphere of the park. probably in large part of the fans, I didn't feel any aura, any sense of history at all. It just seemed like an old, odd shaped park. Looking out to the green monster didn't send any chills down my spine.In all reality, this was the least enjoyable of the stadiums we went to, but we still have to go to Yankee Stadium.I'll post about the others once I get back to my place of residence and have more than an hour online.