The Uecker Seats

It’s late, but it’s still Wednesday… so The Nest is gonna yank another pathetic Polaroid or two out of our tampon box stash of dusty prints to show off for another Picture Day post…

Being a baseball fan, I figured I needed to find a pictorial tribute to this opening week of Our National Pastime, and what better way to do that than with a remarkable panoramic view of a couple modern baseball stadiums.  The kind of view you can only get from way up in the nosebleed seats.  As for games where I came equipped with a camera, there are only two times where a rained-out batting practice left me with enough wandering time on my hands to venture up the multiple handicapped ramps from hell to the tippy top of the ballpark.  There was the yucky September day of the first game I saw in Detroit back in 2012…

Get that damned tarp off the field! it’s a beautiful day in Motown!

Comerica Park is literally a diamond in the rough.  You can see the home of the football Lions, Ford Field, in the background as well.  Just about the entire area surrounding these sports complexes (complexi?) is….. well, let’s just say it will not be found on any ads from the Detroit Tourism Board.  It also has the most expensive parking of any ballpark in the Midwest, but that’s a rant for another post….

Two years earlier, a late summer thunderstorm gave me some extra time to get this cool upper deck shot of PNC Park in Pittsburgh…

The ballpark may always be better than the team that plays in it…

The designs mowed into the outfield and infield grass are pretty neat.  PNC Park sits right on the Allegheny River, and that yellow span across the river back there is the Roberto Clemente Bridge, named after the Pirates Hall of Fame outfielder.  I made sure to take a stroll across it prior to the first game I attended.  It’s where I took this lovely photo I’ve used before…

Everyone come on down to the Strip District!

I’ll give you another view from upon high next Wednesday….

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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9 Responses to The Uecker Seats

  1. Just so you know, Fenway doesn’t even have a parking lot so local places charge whatever they feel like charging, otherwise known as WHAT THE HELL?

    • I’m pretty sure the lot I parked on in Detroit was not owned by the team or the stadium people. The official lots seemed to all be reserved for pre-payers and the handicapped. It was still somewhat caddy-corner to the ballpark, but for $25, I should get to park in the bullpen…

  2. draliman says:

    That town must have a shed-load of “adult entertainment” establishments for it to need a signpost to the “Strip District” and its own lane for all the traffic.

  3. crimsonowl63 says:

    Love Bob Uecker! He’s so damn funny.

  4. Ally Bean says:

    I went to a Futures Baseball Game over the weekend. Ever hear of one of those? Current Reds players who used to play for the Dayton Dragons, played against current Dayton Dragons star players. It was theoretically interesting, but actually rather dull. And it was gray and cold outside, but parking was easy to find so there’s that.

  5. Quirky Girl says:

    It’s finally baseball season again! Hooray! Although, I suspect I’d be far more enthusiastic if my team didn’t kick off the season with a loss… 😛

  6. There is nothing like a day at a ball park – or better yet a summertime night game. Play Ball. I’ll be rooting for the Giants and the Rivercats!

  7. Trisha says:

    Thank you for the reminder that baseball season is starting! I should watch a Mariners game or two so I know who my dad is talking about when he refers to players by politically incorrect descriptions instead of their real names.

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