Fields of Dreams: A Guide to Visiting and Enjoying All 30 Major League Ballparksby Jay Ahuja
Some major league ballparks are eighty-year-old shrines to the poetic game of baseball; others are brand-new and offer surprising amenities, such as swimming pools, pet sitting, and public play-by-play booths. The differences in the ballparks -- outfield dimensions, uneven fences, width of foul territories, elevation, and wind patterns -- are as much a factor in the game as anything else. A home run in one park could be just a long flyout in another. A run-scoring single on natural grass might bounce truer, get fielded faster, and turn into an out at home plate in a park carpeted with Astroturf. Such quirks are also what give each park its unique ambience: Fenway has its Green Monster and manual scoreboard, Kansas City its fountains and waterfalls, Wrigley Field its ivy-covered walls and rooftop seats across the street.
Here is a treat for anyone who likes to get out and see real baseball where it happens. Fields of Dreams includes every ballpark's physical characteristics, food selection, highlights and drawbacks, its role in baseball history, where the best seats are, how to avoid traffic, and where to park. It also gives the rundown on every major league town -- where to stay, eat, and have fun, and what's of interest in the vicinity.
No other book tells you how to have the best experience at every stadium, then shows you how to have a great time in town between games. This edition has been revised throughout and updated to include the newest facilities, Comerica Park, Enron Field, PNC Park, Miller Park, and Pacific Bell Park.
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