4. Camden Yards, Baltimore. OPENED: 1992. SEATS: 48,876.
Say what you will about trying to recreate a past we've consciously destroyed, but with Camden Yards, the first of the neo-classic ballparks, we eschewed the stadium as doughnut-shaped multi-tool and embraced an overdue return to what's best about baseball: a sense of place and timelessness. Since it opened, many have followed, each trying to do what Camden Yards did first, and perhaps best. You could no more move this ballpark from the shadow of the B&O Warehouse than you could envision Cal Ripken in anything other than black and orange.
3 REASONS WE LOVE CAMDEN YARDS
1. The B&O Warehouse. The B&O—as in Baltimore & Ohio Railroad—Warehouse is equal parts entertainment center, office space (including the home team) and beautiful backdrop. It's 1,116 feet long but only 51 feet across. Eight stories high, yet millions of stories deep. A true measure of its greatness? It takes a 432-foot shot, hugging the line, to reach it for a home run.
NICK MARKAKIS, Orioles right fielder: "It's in the perfect place. It's a great background. Just with the setup of the park, it fits in perfect. It's just amazing how big it is. It's a tremendous building, and at one point they were talking about taking it down. That would've taken all the fun out of it being there. It's fun every time you go out there. You can see people in the windows looking out, and it's pretty neat."
2. The Sun scoreboard's hit/error lights. The art of a stadium is to delight or surprise you, like a banjo hitter's well-timed single or a Gold Glover's ill-timed error. Camden Yards' scoreboard shows that even a naming rights deal can have a purpose: The "H" and "E" in "THE SUN" signal the official scorer's decisions.
ADAM JONES, Orioles center fielder and leading batter (with a .308 average): "It's pretty cool. I normally don't look at it, but other people tell me about it."
3. The Eutaw Street Promenade. For an hour each game night, former Orioles great Boog Powell signs autographs and chats with fans at Boog's BAR-B-Q . It's part of the fun and food scene on the promenade, which runs between the right field seats and the Warehouse. The proximity of those seats to home plate makes an inviting target for power hitters.
BOOG POWELL, Orioles slugger from 1961-74: "You could add at least 100 homers on to my career. When I hit 39 home runs one year (playing at Memorial Stadium), we counted 17 balls that were up against the wall that would have been long gone here, would have been out by 20 feet. That was just that one year. After that, we never counted. I would have hit the warehouse building. There's no doubt in my mind."
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