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Target Field Ranked Among Baseball's Best Ballparks

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.