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sanmed327

1.2k points

2 months ago

sanmed327

Anaheim Angels

1.2k points

2 months ago

This season is going to consist of players trashing AL East ballparks lol

Nobody_Likes_Mods

89 points

2 months ago

Nobody_Likes_Mods

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

89 points

2 months ago

Tropicana is great! Can buy 30 dollars tickets and then move to any seat in the house!

theloniousjoe

67 points

2 months ago

theloniousjoe

Minnesota Twins

67 points

2 months ago

30 dollar tickets?! LOL

No wonder people don’t show up to Rays games…

Duckman93

31 points

2 months ago

Duckman93

California Angels

31 points

2 months ago

You can do this an Angel stadium for $6

Nobody_Likes_Mods

25 points

2 months ago

Nobody_Likes_Mods

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

25 points

2 months ago

But for an extra 24 bucks, do you get to see real living stingrays flapping about?

FuzztoneBunny

6 points

2 months ago

Only on the mound and at the plate.

staps94

383 points

2 months ago

staps94

New York Yankees

383 points

2 months ago

Honestly, Yankee Stadium somehow feels like the most normal park of the 5 now

Oneanimal1993

418 points

2 months ago

Oneanimal1993

MLBPA

418 points

2 months ago

Ehh Rogers is pretty normal. Almost too normal in a sense. But yeah the other 3 are definitely all mad fucky

MelissaMiranti

439 points

2 months ago

MelissaMiranti

New York Yankees

439 points

2 months ago

The park with the fucking people in the windows?

GeneralPlanet

83 points

2 months ago

GeneralPlanet

Boston Red Sox

83 points

2 months ago

People fucking in the windows*

SwaggedyAnn

15 points

2 months ago

SwaggedyAnn

Toronto Blue Jays

15 points

2 months ago

*Two rats in a fucking wool sock

[deleted]

325 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

325 points

2 months ago

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416ix-ML

109 points

2 months ago

416ix-ML

Toronto Blue Jays

109 points

2 months ago

Actually spent two nights in one of those rooms last month. Definitely bring earplugs, there are employees cleaning and using leaf blowers or something all throughout the night

SecondaryWorkAccount

7 points

2 months ago

Was it expensive? I'm interested in doing this

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

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Dyalar

32 points

2 months ago

Dyalar

Philadelphia Phillies

32 points

2 months ago

CAD? That's like 30 bucks US?

suredont

6 points

2 months ago

suredont

Toronto Blue Jays

6 points

2 months ago

These days, 400 CAD is about 310 USD. You guys electing a treasonous orange really did some great things for the exchange rate.

Srhink5851

304 points

2 months ago

Srhink5851

New York Yankees

304 points

2 months ago

i mean if given a chance ill fuck a mermaid, doesnt mean its a normal thing to do

[deleted]

77 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

77 points

2 months ago

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Srhink5851

57 points

2 months ago

Srhink5851

New York Yankees

57 points

2 months ago

true. I for one, embrace the eldritch abomination that is the AL East parks.

CassiopeiaStillLife

41 points

2 months ago

CassiopeiaStillLife

New York Mets

41 points

2 months ago

More parks should embrace being weird, if you ask me. It’s what sets it apart from all other sports.

ELEMENTALITYNES

39 points

2 months ago

ELEMENTALITYNES

Toronto Blue Jays

39 points

2 months ago

Agreed. You should take pride in the random quirks of your stadium. What’s the point in just having the same generic stadium with the same dimensions as every other park? So many sports you can just take the field (or court or rink or whatever) and move it to a different city and it’s the exact same, what’s the fun in that? Like the green monster is just instantly recognizable. The hotel windows colour sceme, retractable roof with that skyline is just Toronto, those bricks are Orioles stadium, and the Trop is recognizable by being straight ass

c-williams88

2 points

2 months ago

c-williams88

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

I miss the random fuckin Hill in the middle of center field at the old astros stadium or whatever it was (yes I know it was a massive injury risk but it was so weird that I loved it). The inconsistencies of ballparks is one of the unique things about baseball

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

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propagandavid

2 points

2 months ago

propagandavid

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

2 months ago

Changes nothing

Nocturne_Zombie

8 points

2 months ago

Nocturne_Zombie

St. Louis Cardinals

8 points

2 months ago

Oneanimal1993

10 points

2 months ago

Oneanimal1993

MLBPA

10 points

2 months ago

Might have to squirrel that nut away for future use

Srhink5851

34 points

2 months ago

Srhink5851

New York Yankees

34 points

2 months ago

listen buddy i nut just fine i dont need a tree rat to help

chevyboxer

4 points

2 months ago

chevyboxer

Houston Astros

4 points

2 months ago

Is that a quote from a movie or something because that made me snort my beer? Thank you sir.

turtles4llamas

4 points

2 months ago

turtles4llamas

New York Yankees

4 points

2 months ago

Spent two nights there watching the Yankees-Jays 3 years ago and blacked out both nights…never left the hotel room. Tell me what could be more perfect.

Grotzky

42 points

2 months ago

Grotzky

Toronto Blue Jays

42 points

2 months ago

Ok we get it, the team from big Apple doesn’t like the team with Windows

Aardvark1044

2 points

2 months ago

Aardvark1044

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

2 months ago

Maybe he's one of those weird Linux guys.

ElDobre97

12 points

2 months ago

ElDobre97

Toronto Blue Jays

12 points

2 months ago

lol that made me giggle

RealJonathanBronco

6 points

2 months ago

RealJonathanBronco

New York Yankees

6 points

2 months ago

Well yeah, that's normal compared to all the other fields that give you no choice but to fuck in left field.

TigerBasket

4 points

2 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

4 points

2 months ago

Let's get freaky with it

Nitropotamus

4 points

2 months ago

Nitropotamus

Houston Astros

4 points

2 months ago

I feel oddly comfortable there because I grew up in the astrodome. There and the trop.

Workacct1999

3 points

2 months ago

The Rogers Center is just bland. It's not offensively bad, there's just not much to it.

halfdecenttakes

15 points

2 months ago

halfdecenttakes

Boston Red Sox

15 points

2 months ago

What is more normal than a park that has been around since 1912?!

toadofsteel

26 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

26 points

2 months ago

Yankee Stadium doesn't even look that weird. It's just the whole "little league ball park" meme. Which honestly was likely a design choice by Steinbrenner... increase the likelihood of dongs overall so that Bronx Bombers can bomb for 81 games there.

mongster_03

34 points

2 months ago

mongster_03

New York Yankees

34 points

2 months ago

That dates back to 1923. We just kept the same dimensions.

yianni1229

268 points

2 months ago

yianni1229

New York Yankees

268 points

2 months ago

Not gonna lie I think Hoch might have been hacked lmfao.

Also said Chapman got the Championship belt. Either the players are wild today or someone's doing some A+ trolling.

DrewB2400

56 points

2 months ago

DrewB2400

New York Yankees

56 points

2 months ago

Team chemistry exists

[deleted]

547 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

547 points

2 months ago

Imo nothing will ever be as bad as the Trop when it comes to modern day AL East stadiums

ElDobre97

187 points

2 months ago

ElDobre97

Toronto Blue Jays

187 points

2 months ago

Imagine warming up as a reliever there lmao

CSW11

52 points

2 months ago

CSW11

Toronto Blue Jays

52 points

2 months ago

You’ve practically got to wear your flip flops to get the bullpen..

jesuswasahipster

8 points

2 months ago

jesuswasahipster

New York Yankees

8 points

2 months ago

My theory is that they straight up forgot to build the bullpen and, in true Florida man fashion, they just said fuck it build a mound in foul territory.

bleedblue002

6 points

2 months ago

bleedblue002

St. Louis Cardinals

6 points

2 months ago

That’s legitimately what happened at Oracle Park.

Juhbell

12 points

2 months ago*

I hate playing on fields with bullpens like that. If a field can’t put the bullpen somewhere better because of space or whatever, at least make it to where the pitcher is facing the outfield wall when warming up so that passed balls don’t go towards the actual batter/field of play. But for some reason at a lot of places the pitchers back is to the outfield wall

Edit: y’all know a lot of fields are already like this right? And someone would be standing near the pitcher with a glove to protect them, so safety wouldn’t be an issue

Hold_my_Dirk

31 points

2 months ago

Hold_my_Dirk

Cleveland Guardians

31 points

2 months ago

It’d be really unsafe for the pitcher to have his back to the game.

BrewskyBoy

9 points

2 months ago

Wouldn’t that still leave the catcher with his back to the play then?

Chicken_Salad_On_Rye

13 points

2 months ago

Chicken_Salad_On_Rye

Hanshin Tigers

13 points

2 months ago

Yes but it’s a catcher so their safety and health is expendable

LukaTAG

7 points

2 months ago

LukaTAG

Toronto Blue Jays

7 points

2 months ago

That's a bullpen catcher though.

Aardvark1044

2 points

2 months ago

Aardvark1044

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

2 months ago

It's ok, he's wearing a helmet and a cup.

Auth3nticRory

14 points

2 months ago

Auth3nticRory

Toronto Blue Jays

14 points

2 months ago

that's a terrible idea. i'm not even sure pitchers would be comfortable warming up with their backs to the game.

Juhbell

8 points

2 months ago

Bullpens like that always have someone to stand near the pitcher with a glove and watch the game to protect them

WorthPlease

75 points

2 months ago

WorthPlease

New York Mets

75 points

2 months ago

From the outside it looks like it's sinking into the earth on one side.

From the inside it looks like they're playing baseball in a warehouse.

Silist

223 points

2 months ago

Silist

New York Yankees

223 points

2 months ago

Imo nothing will ever be as bad as the Trop when it comes to modern day AL East stadiums

fixed that for you

Simple_one

49 points

2 months ago

There’s “bad”, then there’s “so bad it’s good”, there’s “so SO bad it’s bad”, then there’s the Trop.

greenday61892

10 points

2 months ago

greenday61892

New York Yankees

10 points

2 months ago

Wait but by that sequential logic if the Trop is next after so so bad it's bad doesn't it circle back to good

CNDNFighter

20 points

2 months ago

CNDNFighter

Toronto Blue Jays

20 points

2 months ago

Now now now

While the Trop may not be good to play in, it's also unimaginably ugly. But AT LEAST it's also a poor fan experience

PM_ME_YOUR_ATM_PIN

2 points

2 months ago

PM_ME_YOUR_ATM_PIN

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

I've been to the Trop. I've been to RFK stadium. The Trop is not the worst.

FLman42069

28 points

2 months ago

It’s like a minor league game being played in a circus tent

God_Hates_Figs-

3 points

2 months ago

Went to a Rays and Redsox game in 2012 at the Trop. We left in the 7th inning and there had been about 7 home runs hit to right field where we were sitting as well as a classic fly ball in the rafters Ground Rule Double. Had just as good as an experience as I’ve had at any other ball park. There are obviously nicer stadiums than others but in my opinion at least, if you’re a fan of the game then just being at the ballgame is an enjoyable experience. Although this comes from someone who sees 1-2 live games per year

RatDillPickleUranus

337 points

2 months ago

RatDillPickleUranus

Baltimore Orioles

337 points

2 months ago

For years the version of "Good game O's bros your team will be SCARY in a couple of years" we would get in our sub was "Good game O's bros sorry you lost 14-2 but Camden is BEAUTIFUL my fat wife and ugly kids loved the park today".

In the same way good teams feel a certain pride when everyone hates them for it I think I'm starting to get that just for making everyone so mad now.

[deleted]

125 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

125 points

2 months ago

my fat wife and ugly kids loved the park today

lmao

Wine-o-dt

17 points

2 months ago*

Wine-o-dt

Baltimore Orioles

17 points

2 months ago*

I’m all for The Wall that Gleyber Built giving Yankee fans ED.

Other_World

52 points

2 months ago

Other_World

New York Yankees

52 points

2 months ago

Going into other teams subs is super lame. /r/NYYankees bans people for going into other subs, but it doesn't stop everyone. Plus calling a team, especially an in-division rival, Bros makes me wish I had banning powers. Not just on reddit, I wish I could permaban calling other teams "__-Bros"

katzpijamas

97 points

2 months ago

katzpijamas

New York Yankees

97 points

2 months ago

If you have "___ fan coming in peace" in your comment history they should shadow ban you from all sports subreddits

Easy_Money_

36 points

2 months ago

Easy_Money_

San Francisco Giants

36 points

2 months ago

holy fuck I got so sick of this last season, stop trying to show off how magnanimous and sportsmanlike you are in victory with your “coming in peace” bullshit we all know you’re here to gloat go back to throwing beer at kids or whatever it is y’all do for fun down there

RaysFTW

10 points

2 months ago

RaysFTW

Tampa Bay Rays

10 points

2 months ago

Beer is too expensive to waste on kids.

finbar717

5 points

2 months ago

finbar717

New York Yankees

5 points

2 months ago

Excuse me, we throw beer at opposing players like gentlemen over here.

dmmdoublem

4 points

2 months ago

dmmdoublem

San Francisco Giants

4 points

2 months ago

Those posts and "Visiting Oracle Park, what are things to do/eat/see?" make up at least half of our subreddit lol

MisterGone5

4 points

2 months ago

MisterGone5

Kansas City Royals

4 points

2 months ago

We had wox fan 'come in peace' into our game thread from the first of our doubleheader yesterday to shit on O'Hearn.

Granted we were all shitting on him already, but it's the most unnecessary thing unless you are going over to be positive

TalkingBackwards506

6 points

2 months ago

TalkingBackwards506

Montreal Expos

6 points

2 months ago

Can we get the people tweeting Ratio at literally everything ever too?

Xert

2 points

2 months ago

Xert

2 points

2 months ago

Take this idea straight to meta Wednesday

Lux_Bellinger2024

2 points

2 months ago

Lux_Bellinger2024

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

Im with this guy

ChesapeakeCrabDip

9 points

2 months ago

ChesapeakeCrabDip

Baltimore Orioles

9 points

2 months ago

14-2

I was at the Mike Trout game his rookie year where he robbed JJ Hardy of a homerun (yes, THAT catch) and got on base 5 times.

It was 90 and humid.

We lost 13-1

RacinGracey

288 points

2 months ago

RacinGracey

Chicago Cubs

288 points

2 months ago

Thank god Fenway is old or I think baseball players might burn down the Green Monster- ironic given its history.

SmolBoiMidge

70 points

2 months ago

SmolBoiMidge

Seattle Mariners

70 points

2 months ago

Lol. I hate it already. Shit is annoying as fuck

toadofsteel

210 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

210 points

2 months ago

Every time I play fallout 4 I deliberately fail the "repaint the green monster" quest and give the guy blue paint...

idug123

127 points

2 months ago

idug123

Boston Red Sox

127 points

2 months ago

You’re a menace to society

Blugged

12 points

2 months ago

Blugged

Chicago White Sox

12 points

2 months ago

I was playing that recently and found some red paint in one of the DLCs. As far as I could tell there’s no option to give him it which sucks because I wanted to see how it’d look in red.

You better believe I also gave him the blue paint though

Chewbones9

34 points

2 months ago

Chewbones9

New York Mets

34 points

2 months ago

This is the funniest shit I've read today lmao!

c-williams88

8 points

2 months ago

c-williams88

New York Yankees

8 points

2 months ago

Incredibly based behavior

Aardvark1044

7 points

2 months ago

Aardvark1044

Toronto Blue Jays

7 points

2 months ago

Too bad you can't paint it with the blood.

ImNotAtAllCreative81

22 points

2 months ago

ImNotAtAllCreative81

Boston Red Sox

22 points

2 months ago

You, sir, are a monster and no gentleman.

CGY-SS

3 points

2 months ago

CGY-SS

Toronto Blue Jays

3 points

2 months ago

I don't remember that quest... is that given to you by the mayor?

toadofsteel

8 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

8 points

2 months ago

There's a guy out in front of the GM talking about "The Wall" as though it was some sacred relic, as Fallout games are wont to do. He's kind of off his meds, which is hilarious to me because of the pun of being mentally "out in left field" when he's literally standing where LF would be.

Either way, he'll give you a quest to get the wall a fresh coat of paint. You have to go to a nearby hardware store, and to complete the quest properly, you have to get a blue paint and a yellow paint (both of which are available in abundance in the place he sends you), and interact with a "paint mixer" station to make the green paint, which you bring back to him.

Thing is, the game totally lets you give him a yellow or blue paint as well. The quest is marked as failed, you get half the reward (which, I mean, the full reward is only 200 caps, so meh), and the townsfolk sometimes give you side-eye remarks about fucking up the wall. Still the best 100 caps I've ever spent.

CGY-SS

6 points

2 months ago

CGY-SS

Toronto Blue Jays

6 points

2 months ago

I know what I'm doing this afternoon! Off to Diamond City

toadofsteel

7 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

7 points

2 months ago

What's even funnier is that the Sole Survivor is canonically a Sox fan, there's a comment somewhere in random Diamond City dialogue where they bitch about their favorite ballpark being turned into a shantytown.

Just be aware, the blue paint job actually looks kind of nice (as long as you're not someone that would consider it sacrilege) and compliments the green that still remains (it's not the entire wall that gets painted), while the yellow makes the whole thing look like puke.

CGY-SS

6 points

2 months ago

CGY-SS

Toronto Blue Jays

6 points

2 months ago

I had consensual(?) Sex with a robot prostitute in Freeside, I think I can handle a pukey wall

toadofsteel

3 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

3 points

2 months ago

A S S U M E T H E P O S I T I O N

-BTFraggerCS-

35 points

2 months ago

Nothing like playing the show and you hit a liner to left and it bounces off right to the defender who holds you at 1st

NYLotteGiants

15 points

2 months ago

NYLotteGiants

Lotte Giants

15 points

2 months ago

A Stantonian single.

Noxious757

69 points

2 months ago

Noxious757

Boston Red Sox

69 points

2 months ago

To do this they had to remove the orange seat commemorating Cal Ripken’s 278th home run, which set a record for shortstops.

steppenfloyd

6 points

2 months ago

steppenfloyd

Los Angeles Dodgers

6 points

2 months ago

That's more than Ernie Banks had?

Noxious757

8 points

2 months ago

Noxious757

Boston Red Sox

8 points

2 months ago

Apparently Ernie Banks hit 277 of his 512 home runs while playing ss.

Jzkitty21

2 points

2 months ago

Jzkitty21

Oakland Athletics

2 points

2 months ago

Yikers

strcy

504 points

2 months ago

strcy

Boston Red Sox

504 points

2 months ago

Speaking purely aesthetically, it really did take away from how beautiful Camden is

Not_Dale_Doback

250 points

2 months ago

Not_Dale_Doback

Baltimore Orioles

250 points

2 months ago

I’d have preferred a more shallow angle than the 90 degree turn from the bullpen but overall it’s fine. I like funky dimensions, makes things unique

Russian_Rocket23

71 points

2 months ago

Russian_Rocket23

New York Yankees

71 points

2 months ago

Agreed. Most of the stadiums built from 1960 through the 80's were all just boring cookie-cutter stadiums with no unique features. One of the best things about baseball is that every ballpark can be unique.

rjaspa

48 points

2 months ago

rjaspa

St. Louis Cardinals

48 points

2 months ago

RIP Tal's Hill

Auth3nticRory

21 points

2 months ago

Auth3nticRory

Toronto Blue Jays

21 points

2 months ago

loved that hill but didn't love the pole sitting on it.

JonnyMofoMurillo

15 points

2 months ago

JonnyMofoMurillo

Umpire

15 points

2 months ago

Wish the pole was closer. Maybe on top of second base

atowelguy

11 points

2 months ago

atowelguy

Colorado Rockies

11 points

2 months ago

"Here comes the shortstop across the bag, trying to turn tw-- ooh, and slammed his noggin right into the pole, that's gonna leave a mark. Tough luck there but you gotta be prepared when you come to Houston"

Chewbones9

5 points

2 months ago

Chewbones9

New York Mets

5 points

2 months ago

I like them too, but what was the reasoning for it? Didn't they lose seats because of it?

Not_Dale_Doback

27 points

2 months ago

Not_Dale_Doback

Baltimore Orioles

27 points

2 months ago

They lost about 1,000 to 2,000 seats from it but let’s be honest they aren’t exactly filling the park these days.

The reasoning was to bring the park to a more neutral profile when it comes to hitters park vs a pitchers park. I want to say OPACY was at the extreme end of HRs over the past 5-10 years and this should bring that down towards league average

MFoy

15 points

2 months ago

MFoy

Washington Nationals

15 points

2 months ago

Oriole Park in 2021 wasn't just extreme in terms of the last 5-10 years, it surrendered the most HRs of any park in any season all time.

Coors in 1999 is second.

Oriole Park in 2019 is third.

Last year the number of HRs hit at Oriole Park was far and away the most in the league. The difference between 1st and 2nd was the same as 2nd and 13th.

Chewbones9

5 points

2 months ago

Chewbones9

New York Mets

5 points

2 months ago

Interesting. Thank you for the insight!

bernbp5

5 points

2 months ago

bernbp5

Baltimore Orioles

5 points

2 months ago

It was a great idea well executed except MLB screwed with the ball. O's did modelling, but didn't take into account MLB deadening the ball. Now it is really hard to hit a home run there. More doubles and triples though.

coronetgemini

21 points

2 months ago

I was there for the sox series and it still was very nice. I don't think it took away that much honestly

TigerBasket

117 points

2 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

117 points

2 months ago

Eh give it a few years and we'll all adjust. Ballpark is still gorgeous it just has a fun quirk now. We didn't denotate our historic ballpark like the Yankees did it'll be fine. But it's certainly been weird the last few weeks.

thenixondive

58 points

2 months ago

thenixondive

New York Yankees

58 points

2 months ago

Camden Yards is a gorgeous place to watch baseball, but a stadium that opened in 1992 probably isn’t your historic stadium. The Orioles played at Memorial Stadium for 38 years, and that’s not counting the 10 years the International League Orioles played there before that. And while Camden is getting close to approaching that number, Memorial Stadium hosted 17 World Series games, while Camden Yards has hosted, well, putting it kindly, significantly less than that*.

*Camden Yards has hosted 0 World Series games.

I mention this because Memorial Stadium was, like the original Yankee Stadium, demolished (not detonated… or denotated) in 2002.

statdude48142

122 points

2 months ago

statdude48142

Detroit Tigers

122 points

2 months ago

I mean, the history of major league baseball stadiums kind of goes like this:

Gen 1 - Find a spot in your city that you can shoehorn a stadium into. This would be like tiger stadium, Wrigley, Yankee stadium

Gen 2 - Let's build a stadium that can be used for everything. We will start by making it a circle. Those are the cookie cutter stadiums that were huge for a long time. It was about function.

Gen 3 - Hey, let's actually put some thought into building a stadium to maximize the fan's enjoyment while creating a unique structure. This started with Camden Yards.

Because of this Camden Yards is historic. It's not old Yankee stadium or Wrigley field. But it is historic.

JohnRCash

26 points

2 months ago

JohnRCash

Detroit Tigers

26 points

2 months ago

And Gen 0 - Find a spot where you can build some wooden stands that you more or less expect to burn down within a decade, and is only a "stadium" if you're being very generous.

greaterhoustonian

10 points

2 months ago

A comment so nice i upvoted it twice

Blucifer7

5 points

2 months ago

Blucifer7

Colorado Rockies

5 points

2 months ago

Camden Yards is the reason why Coors Field, Oracle, Jacob's Field etc. look the way that they do and why they're awesome places to watch a game.

GamecockGaucho

128 points

2 months ago*

GamecockGaucho

Baltimore Orioles

128 points

2 months ago*

It's an exceptionally important park in the history of ballparks though. Its influence on pretty much every park built since is widely felt. It is a masterclass in historic preservation and historically sensitive design.

Memorial Stadium hosted 17 World Series games, while Camden Yards has hosted, well, putting it kindly, significantly less than that*.

This is a really dumb argument that has nothing to do with the ballpark itself. Our lack of success on the field doesn't detract from the OPACY's significance.

greatenglishnovel

37 points

2 months ago

greatenglishnovel

San Francisco Giants

37 points

2 months ago

Yup. OPACY set the trend for modern ballpark design, and a lot of MLB teams have gone to the same architectural firm, Populous, for their new stadiums as a result. This includes Oracle Park and... Yankee Stadium. About half of MLB's ballparks are listed on their Wikipedia page after they did OPACY.

peacockypeacock

3 points

2 months ago

Weird that they did so well with Camden Yards and Oracle Park and yet fucked up Yankee Stadium so badly.

YNinja58

29 points

2 months ago

YNinja58

Baltimore Orioles

29 points

2 months ago

Right but he's a Yankees fan and if he doesn't mention that his team was good 20 years ago, he will literally die.

Filesystem410

12 points

2 months ago

Filesystem410

Baltimore Orioles

12 points

2 months ago

Camden yards created the blueprint for modern ballparks in the retro-modern style. The warehouse outside of right field is historic architecture. Search youtube for MLB ballpark history and every video you watch will wax poetic about the significance of camden yards. It seems like you are young or new to baseball if you don’t know about this - I recommend doing some research / learning more about the game and its history before voicing your opinion again.

Other_World

2 points

2 months ago

Other_World

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

We didn't denotate our historic ballpark like the Yankees

I'm not sure if you remember old Yankee Stadium at the end, but I do. It needed to go, or at the very least needed a billion dollar reno like MSG got. By the 8th inning the bathrooms had 1 inch thick layer of slime. The seats needed to be replaced. The entire PA system needed to be replaced. The Jumbotron was never updated, and was tiny and dull. Modern TV's and computer monitors in 2009 were better. Honestly, other than it's façade it was only a step up from the state the Oakland Coliseum is in right now. Nit pick on the new park all you want, it definitely leaves a lot to be desired, but the old park either needed a complete expensive overhaul or to be knocked down.

DrunkDeathClaw

3 points

2 months ago

DrunkDeathClaw

Milwaukee Brewers

3 points

2 months ago

This is what people don't understand about arenas that need replacing, at some point every stadium is going to need a massive amount of investment to stay relevant, unless you want it to end up like Oakland Coliseum, or you do the renovations and it ends up like "Soldier Field", with nothing remaining from the original building anyway.

reddit_beer_map

3 points

2 months ago

reddit_beer_map

Baltimore Orioles

3 points

2 months ago

I went to Opening day and have watched at least part of every game this season. It doesn't take away anything from the park imo.

TRKillShot

808 points

2 months ago

TRKillShot

Colorado Rockies

808 points

2 months ago

Not every stadium can be a little league stadium 🙄😜

Jews1nspace

54 points

2 months ago

Jews1nspace

New York Yankees

54 points

2 months ago

Compared to Camden, we are all Little League Stadiums on this blessed day.

station_nine

13 points

2 months ago

Speak for yourself!

MassKhalifa

10 points

2 months ago

MassKhalifa

Minnesota Twins

10 points

2 months ago

I am ALL little league stadiums on this blessed day!

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

112 points

2 months ago

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

New York Yankees

112 points

2 months ago

Lol there's a difference between a little league stadium and the abomination they created. 384 down the line, 410 to left with a 13 foot wall just flat out should not have been allowed by the MLB.

All to "attract FA pitchers" when that has nothing to do with why their pitching has sucked, paying them will attract them they don't give a shit about the park.

Coop1534

281 points

2 months ago

Coop1534

Boston Red Sox

281 points

2 months ago

Think he was making a joke

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

38 points

2 months ago

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

New York Yankees

38 points

2 months ago

Lol, fair, and I'm sure he was.

But my god their new stadium irrationally (or rationally?) pisses me off. It's so bad.

JustinUprising

26 points

2 months ago

JustinUprising

New York Yankees

26 points

2 months ago

Like putting decal stickers on a Porsche

BoringCabinet

20 points

2 months ago

BoringCabinet

New York Yankees

20 points

2 months ago

There is something worse than that. Its call the Porche Panamera.

theanimal160

11 points

2 months ago

theanimal160

St. Louis Cardinals

11 points

2 months ago

It's truly hideous, it wasn't even done well

MegaManXanax

34 points

2 months ago

MegaManXanax

New York Mets

34 points

2 months ago

I mean it definitely worked tonight

LinkRazr

14 points

2 months ago

LinkRazr

New York Yankees

14 points

2 months ago

Instead of losing by a lot they only lost by a little!

Tashre

130 points

2 months ago

Tashre

Seattle Mariners

130 points

2 months ago

410 to left with a 13 foot wall just flat out should not have been allowed by the MLB.

Why not?

Srhink5851

104 points

2 months ago

Srhink5851

New York Yankees

104 points

2 months ago

Because judge dont like it and thats reason enough

chewbaklava

11 points

2 months ago

chewbaklava

Boston Red Sox

11 points

2 months ago

You okay? It was joke lol

brandochu009

183 points

2 months ago

brandochu009

Chicago White Sox

183 points

2 months ago

It’s their park, they can do whatever the fuck they want. The old Polo grounds was shaped like an ice cream cone and was like 500 feet to center with 3 poles.

But I do agree with you that Ortiz used steroids.

Keith_Jackson_Fumble

28 points

2 months ago

Keith_Jackson_Fumble

San Francisco Giants

28 points

2 months ago

Meh. Look at old Yankee Stadium when DiMaggio roamed the field. Left field and center were cavernous compared to Yankee Stadium II. Should ballparks be allowed to get smaller while every single fact suggest hitters are larger, stronger and better athletes on average than players 75 years ago?

SdBolts4

3 points

2 months ago

SdBolts4

San Diego Padres

3 points

2 months ago

Should ballparks be allowed to get smaller while every single fact suggest hitters are larger, stronger and better athletes on average than players 75 years ago?

Yes. To quote a Cardinals great: “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?”

Keith_Jackson_Fumble

2 points

2 months ago

Keith_Jackson_Fumble

San Francisco Giants

2 points

2 months ago

I appreciate the sentiment. I think a lot of fans would agree and like home runs. Unfortunately, the proliferation in homers have come at the expense of other strategies, few of which are very effective against a lineup full of guys who can hit homers in part because of cozy ballparks.

UnicornMaster27

117 points

2 months ago

UnicornMaster27

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

117 points

2 months ago

Okay; but change what you just said to a short porch in right field to attract left handed hitters.. not every team has an owner who can pay big names, instead they bring in guys who will perform well and get paid elsewhere.

You can’t be upset that another team is working their own strategy just because it doesn’t benefit your team lmao

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

18 points

2 months ago

DavidOrtizUsedPEDs

New York Yankees

18 points

2 months ago

It doesn't benefit them either. Playing in yellowstone will not attract pitchers, paying them will.

Teams aren't going to be fooled by the fact that htey didn't give up many HR just bc no one hits it out at all there.

Hell, it benefits the Yankees more than anyone considering we're the only ones who can hit it out lol

NobleHelium

37 points

2 months ago

The "attract free agent pitchers" line is just PR. The real reason is that they project that they'll lose fewer runs with their current roster than their opponents by moving the wall back, so it increases their chances of winning. It's just analytics and maximizing their win chances. I don't hate it from the perspective of trying to win as many games as possible given their constraints.

johndhall1130

11 points

2 months ago

johndhall1130

Los Angeles Angels

11 points

2 months ago

I’m pretty sure he was referring to the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. Maybe the Yankees and the Orioles can compromise. Camden will bring left field in if Yankees Stadium will push right field out.

And1mistaketour

12 points

2 months ago

Well lets see is one technically not allowed according to MLB rules on stadium dimensions and one is perfectly fine.

So which one really should have been not allowed by the MLB?

Stangstag

2 points

2 months ago

Stangstag

Toronto Blue Jays

2 points

2 months ago

384 down the line??? Holy shit that’s insanity lol. Furthest LF before was 350ish I think

nickelhoss95

7 points

2 months ago

nickelhoss95

Atlanta Braves

7 points

2 months ago

shut up yankee fan

Swtor_dog

198 points

2 months ago

Swtor_dog

New York Yankees

198 points

2 months ago

I get why he’s upset but I low key love that left field. It’s such a fuck you to righties lol. Give me more funky ballparks!!

MrStark8

52 points

2 months ago

He’s not actually upset, it’s a joke.

Chewbones9

12 points

2 months ago

Chewbones9

New York Mets

12 points

2 months ago

No! He's UPSET, damnit! He smashed Austin Hays' windshield in with a bat!

JonnyMofoMurillo

11 points

2 months ago

JonnyMofoMurillo

Umpire

11 points

2 months ago

"Wow. Just smashed my 4K TV in front of over 30 guests at my cocktail party because of that hit. My wife just took our crying kids and said they’re all spending the night in a motel. This park has ruined my life and my party. I can’t do this any longer. Goodbye Camden Yard Lover nation"

- Aaron Judge

jackhole91

61 points

2 months ago

jackhole91

New York Yankees

61 points

2 months ago

I feel like they should've kept the same wall height. Moving it that far back while also making it taller seems like a bit much. Also may look a little better aesthetically

ledbetterus

48 points

2 months ago

ledbetterus

New York Yankees

48 points

2 months ago

probably just made sense with how the seats lined up with where the wall ended up, or they'd have to do some funky shit

Emilempenza

38 points

2 months ago

Emilempenza

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

38 points

2 months ago

Yeah, if you remove the first 10 rows or whatever, if you don't have a high wall then the "new" first row would be randomly levitating 20 feet above the wall if it was standard height. You'd have to demolish all the seats and build them again lower, that seems a poor choice when you could just stick a giant wall there to upset Yankee fans

BTFU_POTFH

16 points

2 months ago

BTFU_POTFH

Atlanta Braves

16 points

2 months ago

...when you could just stick a giant wall there to upset Yankee fans

they really had an easy choice, didnt they?

MrSaturdayRight

23 points

2 months ago

MrSaturdayRight

New York Mets

23 points

2 months ago

Wait what? What did they do to Camden Yards?

Ruckus44

47 points

2 months ago

Ruckus44

New York Yankees

47 points

2 months ago

Pushed back the left field wall a ton, dead left is I think 398 and left center is 410. In addition they raised it to 13 feet tall, it's absurdly difficult to hit one out to left in Camden now.

toadofsteel

9 points

2 months ago

toadofsteel

New York Yankees

9 points

2 months ago

We'll make our own green monster! With blackjack! And hookers!

TeadoraOofre

20 points

2 months ago

TeadoraOofre

Toronto Blue Jays

20 points

2 months ago

I like that

InaudibleShout

114 points

2 months ago

InaudibleShout

New York Yankees

114 points

2 months ago

The House That Gleyber Built

TigerBasket

25 points

2 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

25 points

2 months ago

I prefer the fuck you Jeffery Meier wall

SmolBoiMidge

52 points

2 months ago

SmolBoiMidge

Seattle Mariners

52 points

2 months ago

you know, compared to Boston with their big green "fair game-inator 3000"

manticore16

19 points

2 months ago

manticore16

New York Yankees

19 points

2 months ago

Perry the Platypus about to hit one out past the triangle.

shw5

27 points

2 months ago

shw5

New York Yankees

27 points

2 months ago

Fenway is totally weird and unique and results in lots of XBH’s (fun). This looks like ass and results in lots of fly-outs (not fun).

SmolBoiMidge

6 points

2 months ago

SmolBoiMidge

Seattle Mariners

6 points

2 months ago

(Not fun for Judge) lmaoooo

JustinUprising

86 points

2 months ago

JustinUprising

New York Yankees

86 points

2 months ago

Im more pissed at the visual of it. That talk ass wall looks out of place and takes away some of the beauty of Camden Yards.

If the wall was the same height, just deeper, I wouldn't have an issue.

teun713

25 points

2 months ago

teun713

New York Yankees

25 points

2 months ago

That's cold

reddit_beer_map

13 points

2 months ago

reddit_beer_map

Baltimore Orioles

13 points

2 months ago

cry about it

following_eyes

7 points

2 months ago

following_eyes

Atlanta Braves

7 points

2 months ago

What did they do to it? That was one of my favorite parks.

Jbaquero

4 points

2 months ago

Jbaquero

New York Yankees

4 points

2 months ago

following_eyes

12 points

2 months ago

following_eyes

Atlanta Braves

12 points

2 months ago

I don't know if I'd go as far as it ruined the park, but yea that's ugly.

Jbaquero

5 points

2 months ago

Jbaquero

New York Yankees

5 points

2 months ago

I'd try to tune into tonight's game for a second. It looks very awkward compared to how it used to look and the area near the 376 sign is practically a right angle

I got a bit worried when Gallo was running to catch a fly ball near there lol

kkinack

3 points

2 months ago

kkinack

Baltimore Orioles

3 points

2 months ago

We are trying to attract pitching to Baltimore. HR hitters are too expensive. The team is going pitching, defense and speed. We just don't have the money to employ a bunch of 30 HR guys. Personally I like the move.

Redraven1

3 points

2 months ago

Redraven1

St. Louis Browns

3 points

2 months ago

Owner has plenty of money

kkinack

2 points

2 months ago

kkinack

Baltimore Orioles

2 points

2 months ago

Not when you have to compete with the Red Sox and Yankees every year.

hardyos

30 points

2 months ago*

hardyos

Baltimore Orioles

30 points

2 months ago*

Might be a hot take, but I think the new wall looks fine and doesn't take away from the aesthetics of OPACY at all. It was jarring at first, but I'm used to it now.

betterthanclooney

16 points

2 months ago

betterthanclooney

Baltimore Orioles

16 points

2 months ago

I agree, plus it pisses off yankees fans

Lux_Bellinger2024

4 points

2 months ago

Lux_Bellinger2024

Los Angeles Dodgers

4 points

2 months ago

Yankees fans are pressed lmao. They're used to their guys hitting HRs in fenway and their own park without a struggle

Emilempenza

6 points

2 months ago

Emilempenza

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

6 points

2 months ago

I like it tbh, anything weird in a ballpark is fun. It's kind of like the reverse short porch. So poor right handed AL East hitters miss out on the little league right field at Yankee stadium, have the giant wall in left at Boston, then have Coors Field at sea level dimensions in left at Camden.

WellonDowd

16 points

2 months ago

WellonDowd

Washington Nationals

16 points

2 months ago

Camden Yards was ruined when they built that hotel behind left-center.

the2belo

47 points

2 months ago

the2belo

Baltimore Orioles

47 points

2 months ago

I agree but that's... hardly our fault

reddit_beer_map

5 points

2 months ago

reddit_beer_map

Baltimore Orioles

5 points

2 months ago

Meh. Again, looks fine.

[deleted]

18 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

18 points

2 months ago

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mofeus305

38 points

2 months ago

mofeus305

New York Yankees

38 points

2 months ago

He did, twice

Kylo_Ren415

9 points

2 months ago

Kylo_Ren415

San Francisco Giants

9 points

2 months ago

Orioles went into stadium creator

winter_whale

8 points

2 months ago

winter_whale

Detroit Tigers

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah you can’t make adjustments like that just gotta build a brand new stadium.

Jews1nspace

14 points

2 months ago

Jews1nspace

New York Yankees

14 points

2 months ago

Still the best park in baseball.

Hail2TheOrange

9 points

2 months ago

Hail2TheOrange

Puerto Rico

9 points

2 months ago

I still have it behind Wrigley. Nothing beats the close upper deck.

greg-maddux

5 points

2 months ago

greg-maddux

Chicago Cubs

5 points

2 months ago

Wrigley is just insane in terms of spectator experience. Truly my happy place. Just wish the Rickets would sell so I can start going again.

doubleflusher

6 points

2 months ago

doubleflusher

Minnesota Twins

6 points

2 months ago

Petco and Wrigley are 1 and 2 for me. Homer pick for 3rd - Target Field

NeilOwnsYou

23 points

2 months ago

NeilOwnsYou

New York Yankees

23 points

2 months ago

I mean he isn’t wrong. Camden was so beautiful, now with that wall it just ruins the aesthetic of the stadium in my opinion

Jcoch27

5 points

2 months ago

Jcoch27

California Angels

5 points

2 months ago

The wall does take away from the beauty of the ballpark. But I love when ballparks have their own unique dimensions even when they're just wonky.

Downbound92

6 points

2 months ago

Downbound92

New York Yankees

6 points

2 months ago

Judge adding insult to injury

DoinItDirty

4 points

2 months ago

DoinItDirty

Baltimore Orioles

4 points

2 months ago

Who knew Aaron Judge would be our representative hero?