Tag: fenway park

  • June: The Friendly Confines [Fukubukuro 2010]

    Wrigley Field is baseball. No other ballpark I’ve ever been to has exuded quite so much of that je ne sais quoi that makes baseball so great. You know, I think I do know what makes Wrigley so great for baseball. It’s the fact that no matter what year it is, no matter how many […]

  • A Cold Night in Philadelphia: The Weekend’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    I spent a far-too-cold night at Citizens Bank Park freezing my butt off, but enjoying a Marlins victory over Fish-killer Jamie Moyer. A review of the park should be hitting soon, but I’ve got to finish writing it first. 16 April NPB Chunichi Dragons (3) at Hiroshima Carp (4). If I’m not mistaken, this one […]

  • Three Sweeps and a Disappointing Win [Wednesday Morning Quarterback]

    It’s time for Wednesday Morning Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up. Just like that we’re fully back to our regularly scheduled programming. I’ve gotta say, I missed this, but I’m also glad that I wasn’t here to write about Tampa Bay’s 11-game losing streak or the elimination of both Florida teams from playoff contention. You were […]

  • Super Ichiban Travel Blog Part XII: The Curse of the Colonel [II]

    This was one of the days I was most looking forward to on the trip. The Hanshin Tigers may not have the raw popularity of the Yomiuri Giants, but they’ve definitely got the most rabid fanbase in the entire country. Beyond that, Koshien Stadium is said to be the “soul of Japanese baseball,” most likely […]

  • Citi Field vs. Yankee Stadium [WMQ]

    It’s time for Wednesday Morning Night Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up. Instead of the usual sports roundup today, it’s going to be a battle of the new stadiums. That’s right, it’s Yankee Stadium vs. Citi Field! VS. Yankee Stadium When you’re the New York Yankees, you’ve got certain expectations attached to your new stadium project. […]

  • Nationals Park Review [Wednesday Morning Quarterback]

    It’s time for Wednesday Morning Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up. The American Ballpark Tour continues this month with my first visit to a relatively new baseball stadium, Nationals Park. First opened for the 2008 season, the park is home to the struggling Washington Nationals (3-10 as of today) and actually presents one of the better […]

  • Wednesday Morning Quarterback: End of the MLB Regular Season

    You’ve probably heard the saying that hindsight is 20/20 on Monday morning, so just imagine how well I can call ’em two days later on Wednesday. That’s right, it’s time for Wednesday Morning Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up. It took 163 games, but as of today we officially have our eight teams set for the […]