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Target Field Ranked Among Baseball's Best Ballparks

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There are many different, objective ways to measure which Major League Baseball stadiums are the best, but the folks at the New York Times took a highly scientific approach to their rankings.

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They went to popular online review site Yelp.com and checked out the ratings that people left for the various stadiums.

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Seriously, I'm not making that up. Stop laughing.

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But using these rankings, among current stadiums, Target Field is one of the more well-regarded stadiums in baseball, having come in fourth on the overall list behind Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Boston's Fenway Park, and San Francisco's AT&T Park (which has had about 23 different names in the time it has been open).

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From the looks of the survey, it's a good thing that the Twins got themselves some new digs, too. . .because their old home, the Metrodome, was not very highly regarded at all, as one would imagine. The Metrodome rated just a 2.21 on the 1 to 5 scale that the Yelp rankings used, which puts it at the bottom of all stadiums listed, which includes a few stadiums that are no longer used for baseball.

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So, the team stinks. . .but hey, at least they stink on a nice field with good food, eh?

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.