Wednesday, June 20, 2012
How bad was Arlington Stadium?
While ESPN.com continues its Battle of Ballparks to select the best baseball stadium in the country (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington lost in the second round of the bracket), Jim Caple provided his list of the the 10 worst major league ballparks in history.
Old Arlington Stadium checks on at No. 5, with Caple blaming the overexposed seating:
Death Valley in California, located in a narrow valley 234 feet below sea level, once recorded a temperature of 134 degrees, had 42 consecutive days above 120 degrees one summer and had a stretch of 154 consecutive days above 100 degrees last year. The average high for July is 116. Nonetheless, the hottest points in the United States were the 43,000 seats at the Rangers' old stadium, almost all of which were completely exposed to the sun.
Read the whole list here. What are your memories, good or bad, of Arlington Stadium?