As the Winter begins to officially turn to Spring, one thing is for certain, baseball is back. With opening day behind us and the rigours of along season ahead, there are some cities and stadiums you need to visit if you are a fan of America’s national pastime. To find out which cities you need to visit I spoke with, an online travel agency. They provided me with the three best cities to see a game.
Double trouble in the Windy City. Chicago is home to both The Chicago Cubs and The Chicago White Sox. For the purposes of the trip though, let’s focus on the Cubs. One of the nation’s most beloved teams of lovable losers, the Cubs are for real in 2016. But, forget the game. Chicago is home to one of baseball’s most important shrines according to, Wrigley Field. This 102 year old stadium is famous for curses, historically terrible baseball teams, and an outfield wall that is covered in ivy, a unique feature across all major league diamonds. And yes, I did mention curses. The Chicago Cubs franchise has gone 108 years without winning a World Series. Many attribute this to a curse that was placed on the Cubs in 1945 by a local bar owner who was removed from a World Series game because people didn’t approve of him bringing his goat with him. The Cubs haven’t reached the World Series since then and have been victim of numerous hijinks that have cost the team dearly in the post season, including a Chicago fan inadvertently costing the Cubs a trip to the World Series by interfering with the game, resulting in an opposition home run against the Cubs.
Another city famous for the field the team plays at, Boston is the home of the MLB’s oldest diamond, Fenway Park. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is home of the Green Monster, a massive wall in left field that personifies the unique qualities a park can have according to JustFly. The wall was actually only painted green in 1947. The team, The Boston Red Sox, themselves dealt with some superstition, going through the curse of the bambino, before winning the World Series in 2004. Their previous win? That was way back in 1918.
The only major league city North of the border, The Toronto Blue Jays are the personification of swag in baseball. Their home stadium, while getting a little outdated as the years go by, benefits from an amazing view. With the roof open, spectators at The Rogers Centre (the newer more boring name for the previously named SkyDome) can get a great view of both the game and the CN Tower. This massive tower is located right next to the stadium and is a major part of Toronto’s very memorable skyline.