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(Washington Post)   All 32 Major League Baseball stadiums ranked and rated on the single most important thing about a baseball stadium   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 49
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2014-08-09 09:13:13 PM  
Aren't there only 30 stadiums, one for each MLB team?

And I don't see the Rogers Centre (Toronto) in TFA.
 
2014-08-09 09:30:03 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aren't there only 30 stadiums, one for each MLB team?

And I don't see the Rogers Centre (Toronto) in TFA.


That's because Canadian beer sucks.

/I keed
 
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2014-08-09 09:51:40 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aren't there only 30 stadiums, one for each MLB team?

And I don't see the Rogers Centre (Toronto) in TFA.


They probably included the Alamodome and Olympic Stadium since baseball doesn't seem viable in Oakland and Tampa-St. Pete.
 
2014-08-10 12:34:26 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aren't there only 30 stadiums, one for each MLB team?

And I don't see the Rogers Centre (Toronto) in TFA.


It's there, and it's shamefully awful brew selection receives the derision it deserves.

So much good beer from Toronto, and they serve.. Shocktop and Stella.
 
2014-08-10 02:01:56 AM  
Quality of food and female attendees?  Oh, beer.  Well, I guess that's important.
 
2014-08-10 02:13:29 AM  
For the record, the top-rated beer available, by their ratings, at an MLB ballpark is only found in San Diego, which offers Sculpin IPA (rated 98).
 
2014-08-10 02:17:09 AM  
Seattle.....F yeah.
 
2014-08-10 02:28:39 AM  

The_Sponge: Seattle.....F yeah.


This is not surprising. In. The. Least.  WOOOOO!
 
2014-08-10 02:38:12 AM  

harleyquinnical: The_Sponge: Seattle.....F yeah.

This is not surprising. In. The. Least.  WOOOOO!



I love it how they carry Diamond Knot's beers.

/Not to be a Debbie Downer, but IIRC, Safeco Field has some of the highest beer prices in MLB.
 
2014-08-10 02:52:01 AM  

The_Sponge: /Not to be a Debbie Downer, but IIRC, Safeco Field has some of the highest beer prices in MLB.


Stupid regressive taxes.  I wouldn't be surprised at this in the least.
 
2014-08-10 03:13:42 AM  

Gosling: For the record, the top-rated beer available, by their ratings, at an MLB ballpark is only found in San Diego, which offers Sculpin IPA (rated 98).


I love that stuff.
 
2014-08-10 03:20:56 AM  

costermonger: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aren't there only 30 stadiums, one for each MLB team?

And I don't see the Rogers Centre (Toronto) in TFA.

It's there, and it's shamefully awful brew selection receives the derision it deserves.

So much good beer from Toronto, and they serve.. Shocktop and Stella.


It looks like they have a deal with InBev. And that means they can't have anything good (the best beer they serve is probably Sapporo, one of the few non-InBev).
 
2014-08-10 04:11:56 AM  
Surprised they didn't bother including the price of all that beer anywhere in the rankings.
 
2014-08-10 04:15:31 AM  
CSB

I wish I still had the youtube link of my dad's 15 seconds of fame.  Our group (headed by him) ended up with the most points for number of seats/year commitment for our local independent league expansion team, so we got first dibs.  We were not expecting it as nobody informed him, and he showed up about 20 minutes after it was supposed to start because he couldn't find the office (I worked very close to it and it's not easy to find).  Well he walks through the door and some high up with the team asks "are you Mr. W****?" Yeah, I am.  Ohh, we've been waiting for you.  Long story made even longer, the local news was there and I guess he didn't make for a good interview (as they had actual interviews with a couple other people there selecting seats) but they showed him asking "where's the beer stands and where's the bathrooms" followed by him placing the thumb tacks on the seats he chose on the big board thingy.
 
2014-08-10 05:43:25 AM  
Don't they only need one that you like?
 
2014-08-10 06:07:20 AM  
Who the hell can afford to drink at a stadium. Enough beer to get a buzz is more than your ticket costs.
 
2014-08-10 06:55:22 AM  
Nothing more demonstrates the loss of your Man Card when you treat your beer like wine....

I do not want "tangerine flavor with orange peel essence" in my beer. Man Up.

Craft Beer? I rather have Draft Beer. Preferably beer-flavored beer
 
2014-08-10 07:43:14 AM  
Cleveland's 3rd and Cincinnati is 2nd....  We may be in "flyover country" be damn it, we got beer!
 
2014-08-10 07:59:49 AM  
I was at a Reds game a couple of years ago, right after they started this. There was a beer kiosk not far from our seats, and the Bass was cheaper than the Crud Light.
 
2014-08-10 08:42:28 AM  
I can agree with this. The beer selection at Wrigley is shiat. And for the most part, the Top-rated beers they listed are only available at certain stands and not everywhere. Unless that's changed since last I was there.
 
2014-08-10 08:54:52 AM  

harleyquinnical: The_Sponge: /Not to be a Debbie Downer, but IIRC, Safeco Field has some of the highest beer prices in MLB.

Stupid regressive taxes.  I wouldn't be surprised at this in the least.


But, they're doing it for the chillens.

/No, really, drinking beer is a "sin" and needs to be heavily taxed.
 
2014-08-10 09:03:25 AM  
Six of the top nine are Delaware North properties.  Suck it, Aramark.
 
2014-08-10 09:15:42 AM  
Restrooms are more important.  All that beer, good or swill, has to go somewhere.
 
2014-08-10 09:58:40 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Nothing more demonstrates the loss of your Man Card when you treat your beer like wine....

I do not want "tangerine flavor with orange peel essence" in my beer. Man Up.

Craft Beer? I rather have Draft Beer. Preferably beer-flavored beer


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There are more kinds of beer out there than just pilsners.
 
2014-08-10 10:05:13 AM  
It's been mentioned that price wasn't factored in, but I also think this person's taste is pretty bad.  Sierra Nevada isn't a bad beer by any means, but they have it ranked way higher than many other beers that I find far superior.

/stupid list is stupid
 
2014-08-10 10:14:03 AM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: Who the hell can afford to drink at a stadium. Enough beer to get a buzz is more than your ticket costs.


One could always tailgate before the game.
 
2014-08-10 10:16:35 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Chupacabra Sandwich: Who the hell can afford to drink at a stadium. Enough beer to get a buzz is more than your ticket costs.

One could always tailgate before the game.


Or drink at home. Then you don't have to bother with the game.
 
2014-08-10 10:23:05 AM  

foo monkey: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Chupacabra Sandwich: Who the hell can afford to drink at a stadium. Enough beer to get a buzz is more than your ticket costs.

One could always tailgate before the game.

Or drink at home. Then you don't have to bother with the game.


Baseball is nice at home but it's so much better live.
 
2014-08-10 10:41:42 AM  
Yankee Stadium beer is appropriately rated as the crap that it is. I'm surprised there hasn't been more of an uproar over it, considering that whole "we're New Yorkers and we're entitled to the best of everything" attitude. On the other hand, Yankee fandom is kind of an anti-intellectual exercise, so maybe most fans are happy with their Bud.
 
2014-08-10 10:52:25 AM  

Super Chronic: Yankee Stadium beer is appropriately rated as the crap that it is. I'm surprised there hasn't been more of an uproar over it, considering that whole "we're New Yorkers and we're entitled to the best of everything" attitude. On the other hand, Yankee fandom is kind of an anti-intellectual exercise, so maybe most fans are happy with their Bud.


I could be wrong, but I didn't see a single beer from any of the numerous breweries within the Five Boroughs served at Yankee Stadium, or from anywhere else in NY State.  Just the typical over-advertised macrobrews sold the world over.

The Mets, on the other hand, might have a rubbish team on the field, but at least there's Sixpoint and Brooklyn in the cups, and stuff from other local brewers besides.
 
2014-08-10 11:09:13 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Nothing more demonstrates the loss of your Man Card when you treat your beer like wine....

I do not want "tangerine flavor with orange peel essence" in my beer. Man Up.

Craft Beer? I rather have Draft Beer. Preferably beer-flavored beer


Way to miss the point dude, craft beer doesn't necessarily imply frou-frou beer (just get a microbrew lager if you want a lager.) For example, if you can pay $7 for a Bud or $8 for a Sam Adams, why wouldn't you take the Sam Adams?
 
2014-08-10 12:05:46 PM  
Old Style !
 
2014-08-10 12:35:12 PM  
It's sad that Fenway isn't further up on that list, having lone been a major hub of the craft beer movement, but the top beers in Boston are pretty damn good, I can tell you from personal experience, it's just the variety is puzzlingly lacking, plus the amount of swill offered is also pretty high. At least we beat the Yankees!

/hopes that next season the park will contract out to more local brewers like Trillium for one-game one-offs.
 
2014-08-10 12:49:38 PM  

harleyquinnical: There are more kinds of beer out there than just pilsners.


pdieten: Way to miss the point dude, craft beer doesn't necessarily imply frou-frou beer (just get a microbrew lager if you want a lager.) For example, if you can pay $7 for a Bud or $8 for a Sam Adams, why wouldn't you take the Sam Adams?


That account loves to lay flaming turd bags wherever it goes, just so you know.
 
2014-08-10 01:58:12 PM  

pdieten: For example, if you can pay $7 for a Bud or $8 for a Sam Adams, why wouldn't you take the Sam Adams?


I was at an event at the Tacoma Dome once - I forget what it was - where they were selling two kinds of beer. They had the Redhook ESB (not outstanding, but quaffable) for $9, and PBR for $8. Guess what they were selling the shiat out of.
 
2014-08-10 03:00:02 PM  
That would include having Major League-caliber baseball teams to play in them...is it possible for all 30
teams (there are 30, not 32; it's the NFL that has 32 teams) to tie with scores of zero?
 
2014-08-10 05:48:28 PM  
There's a TON of stuff missing from the Oakland tab -- I didn't even see Goose Island, and they have a setup like every 150 feet on the main concourse. As crappy as the Coliseum is, the beer variety is amazing, and with the Craft Beer Counter or whatever it's called up in the Westside Club, I was expecting to see it #1.
 
2014-08-10 07:21:31 PM  
I do not know what they are looking at in Milwaukee, I know they have Spotted Cow (and probably other New Glarus beers) in Miller Park and it is not even on the Brewers' list.  I see Surly, Summit, and Indeed at Target Field, though Grain Belt Premium has been rated the best cheap bear nationwide, along with the Schell's Grain Belt Nordeast, both are available without getting out of your seat and going very far to a special microbrew tap somewhere in the stadium.
 
2014-08-10 10:14:26 PM  

Super Chronic: Yankee Stadium beer is appropriately rated as the crap that it is. I'm surprised there hasn't been more of an uproar over it, considering that whole "we're New Yorkers and we're entitled to the best of everything" attitude. On the other hand, Yankee fandom is kind of an anti-intellectual exercise, so maybe most fans are happy with their Bud.


Let's not malign New Yorkers because the Yankees are far and away the least fan friendly team.
 
2014-08-10 10:17:19 PM  
It's seems like a lot of stadiums are done in by opting for beer from the local brewer while others benefit from being near excellent brewers.

It's obviously cheaper to use someone local, but I still wonder if stadiums financed with public dollars are required to use some percent of local goods.
 
2014-08-11 12:20:05 AM  

undflickertail: I do not know what they are looking at in Milwaukee, I know they have Spotted Cow (and probably other New Glarus beers) in Miller Park and it is not even on the Brewers' list.


You're the second person to say they serve Spotted Cow at Miller Park, but every time I go I can't find it.  Do you remember where they serve it, by chance?
 
2014-08-11 12:59:41 AM  

harleyquinnical: The_Sponge: Seattle.....F yeah.

This is not surprising. In. The. Least.  WOOOOO!


you might wanna take another look hippies... who cares if you're first in "locality" if you're not first in quality.

BTW... who is first in quality?

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2014-08-11 09:45:34 AM  
I find this amusing. Yes, it's nice to have good beer at a baseball game. But if I want to watch a game, there is only one place - Fenway.

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Either that or Wrigley. I would love to see a game at Wrigley.

Both are temples to the game, being the only places that have seen the greats play. Yes, Fenway's obstructed views and ancient everything are annoying, but the place oozes baseball history.
 
2014-08-11 10:41:27 AM  
Probably the only area where the Mets are clearly and far ahead of the Yankees.

When I go to CitiField to watch the Mets, they usually lose, but at least I can get some Shake Shack and some quality beer, which tends to make the trip worthwhile in any event.
 
2014-08-11 10:56:39 AM  
Reds were first in the only thing that matters, overall quality.
 
2014-08-11 11:01:06 AM  

Publikwerks: I find this amusing. Yes, it's nice to have good beer at a baseball game. But if I want to watch a game, there is only one place - Fenway.

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Either that or Wrigley. I would love to see a game at Wrigley.

Both are temples to the game, being the only places that have seen the greats play. Yes, Fenway's obstructed views and ancient everything are annoying, but the place oozes baseball history.


Weird....  last time I was at Great American, I too saw a baseball game.
 
2014-08-11 11:19:12 AM  

harleyquinnical: The_Sponge: /Not to be a Debbie Downer, but IIRC, Safeco Field has some of the highest beer prices in MLB.

Stupid regressive taxes.  I wouldn't be surprised at this in the least.


Yeah, it's the taxes not the greed.

Dumbshiat
 
2014-08-11 11:57:14 AM  

Publikwerks: I find this amusing. Yes, it's nice to have good beer at a baseball game. But if I want to watch a game, there is only one place - Fenway.


Either that or Wrigley. I would love to see a game at Wrigley.

Both are temples to the game, being the only places that have seen the greats play. Yes, Fenway's obstructed views and ancient everything are annoying, but the place oozes baseball history.


If I want history I will go to a museum. Not a ball game.

If I want to go to a ball game, a good view is the number one concern, with fan atmosphere, and a comfortable seat being pretty close behind. Everything else (history, concessions, etc) can be built around that.
 
2014-08-11 01:37:11 PM  

dywed88: If I want history I will go to a museum. Not a ball game.

If I want to go to a ball game, a good view is the number one concern, with fan atmosphere, and a comfortable seat being pretty close behind. Everything else (history, concessions, etc) can be built around that.


How do you build "history"? Do you go all Stalin and photoshop the bits you want, or do you build a time machine?

Alot of the new stadiums are the McMansions of baseball fields. Lots of room, nice and pretty with all the modern amenities. Bu they got no soul. No character. Yes, Fenway  has alot of flaws. But my Father took me to games there. His father took him. I will take my son. The field has seen Ruth, Ted Williams , Gehirg, Mantel, ect...

And btw-
If I want history I will go to a museum. Not a ball game.

If I want a wide selection of beers, I'll go to a bar.
 
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