Baseball is a sport that changes based on where the game is being played. Climate of the ballpark, dimensions of the outfield, wind patterns, etc., all affect how the game is played. And, unlike football, or basketball where the field is the same, the game strategy changes whether the park is considered to be hitter or pitcher friendly. This makes every ballpark different, challenging, and special.
In honor of the uniqueness of the 30 homes of Major League Baseball, we present reviews and rankings for each and every one of them.
30. Tropicana Field – Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field is the worst venue in all of American professional sports. Start with the fact that baseball is a sport designed to be played outside. Even Minnesota, where it snows for the first three months of the season, got wise and built an open-air stadium.
Take away what makes Florida beautiful, the sunshine, and you’ve got a dark, empty barn. Open the roof and let some light in. At least they finally upgraded the awful turf that left infielders guessing which way ground balls were going to carry.
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