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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Five- Volume 7

In honor of this week's Major League Baseball All-Star game- congrats to the National League for its first win since 1996, and to Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann for being named the MVP- this week's Friday Five is:

Five Fabulous Major League Baseball Ballparks:

1. PNC Park in Pittsburgh- We have family in Pittsburgh and have been to the stadium a few times. It is a beautiful stadium, and anywhere you sit you get a great view of the game and a fantastic view of the Pittsburgh area with their three rivers. Now the Pirates just need to win.

2. Fenway Park in Boston- Fenway is an old-school stadium, reveling in the glory of baseball when it was still the national past time. And there is nothing like seeing the Green Monster up close. It must be very romantic too, because every time we've been there, some guy has proposed to his girl.

3. Turner Field in Atlanta- Although it is ungodly hot to watch a baseball game in Atlanta in August (let alone three), I love Turner Field. I like that they have an area where families can bring in their own food and have a picnic before the game. They have lots of activities too and the best pretzels around- dipped in butter. (It was the only food I ate for three days, so I didn't feel too bad.)

4. Citi Field in New York- The Mets new ballpark is amazing, as befits the Amazings. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda is stunning- as you take the escalator up into the stadium, you can't help but be impressed. They also have Blue Smoke BBQ and Shake Shack burgers. There's always a line for Shake Shack, but for some reason, you can walk right up to Blue Smoke and get the best BBQ in NYC.

5. Yankee Stadium- The Yankees got a new stadium, and boy did they need it. Great Hall has huge banners of Yankee greats hanging to greet you as you enter the stadium, and the Monument Park is still there. I do like that the food stands have a credit card machine where you place you order and can skip the lines to get your food- very efficient. My husband likes to sit near Carl's Cheesesteaks. I like the Cuban sandwiches at Moes.

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