Sorry it’s been so slow today. Lots of workin’ for The Man. Anyway:
Ballpark Digest loves my hometown’s new ballpark. And I mean really, really loves it:
With this stunning new facility, the Clippers have come close: Combining a strong sense of place with the latest in ballpark features and an outstanding site, the creators of Huntington Park got everything right, creating a deep sense of place in a facility that’s only been open a few weeks. It does provide the ultimate baseball experience, providing an amazing level of intimacy in a venue seating 10,000 . . .
. . . Indeed, there are a lot of cool things at Huntington Park, which comes as close to perfection as we’ve seen in any ballpark. With an embedded sense of place, a firm grasp on the grand history of baseball and a commitment to the latest in fan comforts, Huntington Park represents the very finest in ballpark design and operations. While there are some new ballparks that come very close – as you’ll see when we write about Parkview Field tomorrow – there are none better.
I’ll admit that, while I was certainly impressed, I didn’t really grasp the coolness when I first visited the place a week ago. I’ll chalk that up to chasing small children, however, because I really didn’t get a chance to really take the place in. I’ll make a return visit soon, making a point to visit the parts of the park I didn’t see last week.
In the meantime, if you’re near Columbus, it sounds like you have a road trip in your future.
(thanks, as always, to Pete Toms)