No. 25: Petco Park in San Diego

Petco Park instantly became one of our favorite stadiums. It is a huge upgrade over Jack Murphy Stadium, which the San Diego Padres had shared with the now-Los Angeles Chargers. It was rather controversial when the Padres decided to leave the suburban “Murph” for a downtown stadium. There were concerns of congestion, land and a…

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No. 24: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

After dealing with the hellish traffic to get to Dodger Stadium, we had an easy walk to Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Aug. 6. Angel Stadium is surrounded by a large parking lot and is right next to the ARTIC (transportation) station, Honda Center (home of the NHL’s Ducks) and within walking distance of a…

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No. 23: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

In the City of Angels there is a ballpark dubbed Blue Heaven. Dodger Stadium does sit high on a hill and the parking lot affords excellent views of downtown Los Angeles, especially when the skyline is all lit up at night. Ron and Patti saw a night game between the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers…

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No. 22: Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics are in need of a new stadium. The question is where to put it. There have been plans proposed to move the A’s from their current location just off Interstate 880 south of downtown to the Oakland waterfront, near Jack London Square. Former owner Lew Wolff hated the idea and we do…

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No. 21: AT&T Park in San Francisco

There is some truth to the adage, falsely attributed to Mark Twain, that says, “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” We went to a Giants game at AT&T Park on July 27 — Ron’s birthday — and were freezing at the stadium. There is one walkway in particular — near…

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