There isn’t a better looking ballpark in baseball. From 100 yards away. The Ballpark in Arlington is the quintessential jewel box park that makes us reminiscent of the golden age parks of baseball. Old Yankee Stadium, Tiger Stadium and Wrigley.
Maybe because there aren’t any imposing structures around it (aside from the new Cowboy Stadium) to take away from it’s large open air archways or corner towers that couldn’t scream Texas anymore than carrying a concealed weapon. The inside of the park pays homage to the old parks with the right field overhang and centerfield facades, but other than that the inside of the park seems a little dull.
Sure the there’s the Cuervo Club, which is probably the best view in the ball park and our first Windows Phone Baseball Bucket List item to cross off. The seats are comfortable and the drinks are good. A great place to watch the ball game unlike our next Bucket List item.
The last corner seat in the upper right field top tier level is actually the furthest seat from home plate in the entire MLB. Although it wasn’t the worst view, the upside was we were well within our restraining order distance from Josh Hamilton.
The Arlington food was another item we heard was a Bucket List must have. The Brisket and The Great Bratbino, a two-foot long bratwurst basically all but put us into a 7th inning nap, but we came we saw and conquered.
We also got to meet 18-year-old Trent Williams otherwise known as the King of Greene’s Hill. Trent attends almost every home game and patrols Greene’s Hill in center field for home run balls. In the last few years Trent has snagged 18 home run balls and has made SportsCenter twice this year alone.