Red Sox: On the road in American League East
By Rick McNair
The Boston Red Sox are one of five in the American League East. Now a look at the others and not the team, but the ballparks.
The season has finally started and the best of the best just may be located in the American League East. For the Boston Red Sox fan, a trip to Toronto (bring your passport), New York and Baltimore is relatively easy providing I-95 is fairly stable. The Tampa trip is naturally a more expansive travel.
The beauty of a Red Sox road trip is when you go to other parks you are not isolated. In Baltimore and Tampa, there will likely be more Red Sox fans than fans of the Rays or O’s. My price point comparisons are to Boston and New York, where a ballpark visit is a high end pricey, but even in Boston and New York, you can get a ticket under $20, but those are usually lower tier games.
I’ll try to avoid making this into a travelogue since there is enough to keep anyone busy in the areas I am profiling. Each has its points of interest and I’ll toss in a few that stick in my mind. My ratings are based solely on the ballpark – seating prices, food prices, food variety, the park itself and the most significant factor – the aesthetics.