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Making a List
Edited by Steve Wulf
April 08, 1991
Opening Day is just around the corner, and many clubs' home openers will be sold out. Check your tickets—these are 10 of the worst seats in baseball.
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April 08, 1991

Making A List

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Opening Day is just around the corner, and many clubs' home openers will be sold out. Check your tickets—these are 10 of the worst seats in baseball.

1. Shea Stadium, loge section 31, box 483 A, seat 1. You have to wrap your legs around the foul pole in right.

2. County Stadium, section 21, row 35, seat 1. You're next to a large brick chimney, so the only player you see is the rightfielder.

3. The Kingdome, general admission, section 332, row 18. Bring high-powered binoculars and don't bring a glove for home run balls. This seat is more than 600 feet from home plate.

4. Veterans Stadium, section 350, row 14, seat 3. Because it's in the back row of the lower level in left, you miss any ball hit in the air.

5. Candlestick Park, section 1, row 10, seat 22. You're right behind home, but a pole for the foul screen blocks out the plate.

6. SkyDome, aisle 504, row 9, seat 102. You're next to the JumboTron scoreboard in right center, which means you can't see two thirds of the outfield. Seat 101 is even worse—so bad the Blue Jays won't even sell it.

7. Arlington Stadium, any seat in Section A. If you sit properly in this leftfield section, you cannot see the field. You have to twist your body around to watch play. Chiropractors should set up shop here.

8. Tiger Stadium, visitors' dugout. Because you're so deep into the ground, you are unable to see the legs of the players on the field.

9. Fenway Park, back row of the press box. You're so high up and so far removed from the sights and sounds of the ballpark that the players on the field resemble ants in an ant farm.

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