•Oak land Coliseum
The music is a mitigating factor, but the fans are tough, the bullpen is crowded, and you throw on the sideline.
•Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta
The armies of red ants can be a source of fascination, but these are probably the worst mounds in baseball.
•The King dome, Seattle
The fans are right behind you, and the place is just not very exciting.
•The Metrodome, Minnesota
Just like the Kingdome, except that to get to the clubhouse bathroom, you have to walk through the dugout and up 75 very slippery steps.
•Comiskey Park, Chicago
The Catacombs: This bullpen is like a set from Beauty and the Beast. It's either cold and wet or hot and wet, and if you don't duck your head every time you sit down, you'll be kissing cement.
I have a love/hate relationship with this place. It's a dirty, dingy bullpen on the side of the field, and the fans are too close. The ground is so wet that your cleats are constantly clogging up. But it's immensely entertaining out there, thanks to two characters on the grounds crew and, of course, because of the dazzling variety of bugs.
•Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
Just terrible. It's like a garbage dump in there. The net over the bullpen is designed to catch solids, not liquids. There is an equipment area you can wander around in if you have the nerve, but it's very dark, and I'm convinced that a monster lives in there. The bullpen has Plexiglas, but it's all smudged and dirty; one time a guy spit his chewing tobacco on the glass, and I swear he improved the view. The only good thing about Philadelphia is the Phanatic—the only mascot that players enjoy watching.
•Tiger Stadium, Detroit
The absolute worst. You're in a little box on the side of the field. It's heavily wired to keep the fans from getting at you, and on a hot day, it's murder. I now know what life is like on a submarine. When you're in there, all you want to do is get outside and breathe the air. We had a bench-clearing brawl there one day, and with all of us trying to get out of the submarine at once, it looked like a combination of the Keystone Kops and Das Boot. Tiger Stadium also has the worst fans in either league. I don't care if I never get back.