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The Best Ballpark Is …

Nate Silver‘s FiveThirtyEight blog at The New York Times ranked every ballpark in baseball the way you might choose a restaurant this weekend: Yelp.

Here is Yelp’s top 5:

  1. PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  2. Fenway Park, Boston
  3. Target Field, Minnesota
  4. AT&T Park, San Francisco
  5. Camden Yards, Baltimore

Here are three ballparks in the top 15 I think should be ranked lower than they are: Busch Stadium in St. Louis (It’s a good ballpark, but I don’t think it’s No. 7); Miller Park in Milwaukee (It’s my hometown ballpark, but there are so many better ballparks in baseball); and Rangers Ballpark in Texas (Some people like the look, but it does nothing for me).

Here are three ballparks in the bottom 15 I think should be ranked higher than they are: PETCO Park in San Diego (Great ballpark in a great location — and fish tacos); Minute Maid Park in Houston (I just like the look and feel of this place); and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (I can’t believe Dodger Stadium ranks 25th. Love this place. It looks like it was built in the ’60s, but I like it).

Here is my top 5, not that you asked:

  1. PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  2. Fenway Park, Boston
  3. Wrigley Field, Chicago
  4. AT&T Park, San Francisco
  5. PETCO Park, San Diego

Yelp ranked Citizens Bank Park sixth. I’d rank the Bank somewhere in my top 10. I’ve been everywhere except Target Field and Rogers Centre, and I can say Philly has one of the best ballparks around.

Agree? Disagree? What’s your top five? And they have to be ballparks you’ve been to.

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