In May 2003 the Page 2 staff of writers over on ESPN wrote a column called The List: Worst Ballparks. The fans wrote in with comments and the writers themselves ranked the bottom five:
1. Olympic Stadium: It looked drab and dreary when Andre Dawson and Gary Carter played there. So, was it ever cool?
2. Veterans Stadium: Ugly, but the turf does remind some players of their childhood days of playing stickball in the street.
3. Tropicana Field: Nothing like being forced to go inside to watch baseball on a beautiful sunny day in St. Pete.
4. New Comiskey Park: A monstrosity trapped between the ageless classics and the new wave of retro parks.
5. The Metrodome: As a general rule, building an outfield wall out of a hefty bag doesn't add to the ambiance.
Those who enjoyed Baseball Parks by J. Patrick Lewis might want to check out some of these other poems he has contributed to Baseball Almanac: A Swing And A Miss, The Reason for Rainbows and Father Time Is Coming (or check out his website for even more).
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