Rickwood Field or any historical (especially non-MLB) ballparks you have visited

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Next year's SABR convention is in Atlanta, and they're contemplating this as a side trip -- have any of you been to Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL? Steve Shasta?

http://www.rickwood.com/

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:06 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

did u go?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 August 2010 13:21 (nine years ago) link

trip isnt til Sunday (if they got the reservations needed -- convention starts today, so I'll know imminently)

however, I left my glove at home. mayb buy a new one.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 August 2010 14:18 (nine years ago) link

does the stade olympique in montreal count as historic? because i've been there.

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

I have never been to Birmingham's baseball stadium but I have been to the Qwurph and Candlestick.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:11 (nine years ago) link

is "the Qwurph" an actual thing - or are you just mashing the keyboard now?

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

Been to Olympic Stadium, Candlestick, Fenway...also the Launching Pad, but it wasn't so historic as I recall. If I weren't buried in work, I'd drive to Bham this Sunday and try to sneak in with the SABR tour group. I'd be the one with a "HI MY NAME IS STEVE SHASTA, ASK ME ABOUT MY UNCLE MORBS" nametag.

My totem animal is a hamburger. (WmC), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:26 (nine years ago) link

the Qwurph was the Padres' stadium pre-Petco. It was originally named Jack Murphy (aka "the Murph") but then in the age of corporate sponsorship, it was deemed Quaalcom Stadium. you can figure out the rest.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

ha ahha haha, wmc!

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 5 August 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) link

trip to Rickwood is on for Sunday.

I have been to Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 August 2010 21:19 (nine years ago) link

Rickwood is great; I recommend a visit.

I fielded a ball cleanly at short. And Bob Veale, the '60s Pirate flamethrower, showed up.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 August 2010 23:27 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

via Neyer -- Cleveland somehow ponies up to semi-restore League Park:

http://ballparkdigest.com/201102093538/major-league-baseball/features/clevelands-league-park-once-again-target-for-restoration

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 February 2011 15:43 (nine years ago) link

eleven months pass...
two years pass...

btw, RIP Candlestick. Saw my only game there in '98 -- Will Clark played first for Texas, and it got COLD in the 7th.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN199806260.shtml

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:56 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

Fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. pic.twitter.com/f3vxpP9mvr

— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) April 11, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 April 2020 23:22 (one month ago) link


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