Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Best baseball experience

Posted July 27, 2011

What is your favorite place to watch a baseball game? I ask this question because we are getting ready to feature North Carolina's top baseball towns in our Hometown Hello segment on the morning news.

Where do you enjoy watching a game? What about the atmosphere, the team and the ball park cuisine makes it a special place?

I love watching the Durham Bulls at the DBAP. The stadium is gorgeous and the atmosphere is vibrant. There's always a big-time feel out there. That's my favorite place to watch a game.


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  • cagerat42 Jul 28, 2011

    Old Flemming Stadium in Wilson.Home of the Wilson Tobs.Past legends like Rod Carew played here as well as recent ones such
    as Justin Verlander.My best baseball experience has to be watching my oldest son pitch his final game on senior night.
    Then a few weeks later watched his younger brother go 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.

  • fishnett5977 Jul 28, 2011

    I love to watch my two grandsons, ages 7 and 4 play t-ball and baseball but when they arent playing my favorite place is Mudcat Stadium! My "heart of hearts" dream is to see the Atlanta Braves in action at Turner Field in Atlanta!!! I have always been, and always will be a Braves Fan! Good or bad, win or lose, they are MY TEAM! Go BRAVES!!! And GO MUDCATS!!! :)

  • TheDude abides... Jul 28, 2011

    I'd rather watch golf. It's more exciting.

    The little league games are better anyways. Kinda like watching boxing. The Heavyweight fights always suck, and the best fights are between competitors nobody knows.

  • redwolf68 Jul 28, 2011

    I also love the Durham Bulls park but grew up watching the Asheville Tourists. Their stadium has been renovated since I was there but still has beautiful setting with a large hillside in right field. To show my age, I used to watch Willie Stargell hit a lot of home runs on and over the hill. They called him "On the Hill" Will.

  • richlon Jul 28, 2011

    I have been lucky enough to attend at least 1 game in every major league ballpark and I think that each one has it's own special thing that makes it a great experience. Of course now most of the cities have new ultra unique ballparks so I am looking forward to seeing those. Texas Rangers is a gorgeous place and the neat thing they do for autographs is they place 2 or so players at each of the isles down at the field and you can get in line and get an autograph without being trampled like at all the other stadiums. Wrigley and Fenway are the best as far as hanging around outside the stadium at all the shops and food places. Baseball games are a fantastic family outing at any ball park!

  • ECU4lyf Jul 28, 2011

    I don't like to watch baseball, but used to love to play the game. Best experience I had was in high school. I played catcher for the Tarboro Vikings. Every game was a fun experience for me. I just can't stand to sit still and watch it though.

  • lookn4spac Jul 28, 2011

    No doubt about it. ANY FIELD in Cary where my son, Tyler, or niece Amy or nephew Silas is playing is the best place to be for great baseball.

    We bring our own food (sometimes watermelon, sometimes pizza or wings) and have a great time watching the most entertaining ball games out there! Watching them transform into real ball players is a real treat.

  • morgannyy Jul 27, 2011

    I've been to a lot of ballparks with some of my favorites being Coors Field in Denver and Wrigley because of the surrounding neighborhood. But my favorite has got to be Fenway Park because of the aura of the ballpark. I just can't help but imagine how Babe Ruth pitched here, Ted Williams beat the shift there, Ty Cobb stole a base there. It's been a ballpark since the week the Titantic sank!

    My favorite game there was when I had seats in the second row right next to the Red Sox dugout and Trot Nixon was a September call-up. He was on-deck right in front of me swinging a bat with his back turned to the crowd. I started yelling that the Wolfpack could of really used him yesterday, as the Pack lost in football and Trot was a QB recruit before signing with Boston. He never looked back until it was his turn to bat and I'll never forget the glance he stole as he began walking to the plate to see who the loud mouth was!

    And this is from a DIE-HARD Yankees fan!

  • dharper22 Jul 27, 2011

    I thought originally you wanted only North Carolina ball parks. Others apparently felt need to go out of state. In that case it's hard to beat good old Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs. Second is the Brewers park in Milwaukee.

  • orangecountymom Jul 27, 2011

    I enjoy going to the DBAP and have attended several games at Old Yankee Stadium, but my best baseball experience was having the opportunity to meet Hank Aaron. My mother in law worked at Duke at the time and he was in a program, so she got to know him. She invited him to her house for a cookout and invited the family. What a nice man, had pictures taken with him and he signed a baseball.




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