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Quote of the Day: Farewell, Hiram Bithorn Stadium!

Jun 30, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

Or: Baseball really thought they were doing the Expos a favor with this place a few years ago?

Piece of the clubhouse ceiling just fell to floor.
Just about time to leave San Juan.

Andy Martino of the Daily News’ Surfing The Mets blog, tweeting from the bowels of Hiram Bithorn Stadium on his final day in Puerto Rico covering the Mets-Marlins series.

I’m guessing this was pretty common all over U.S. ballparks until the mid-to-late 90s.  We think of all of the new ballpark construction in terms of the fan experience, but on a day-to-day basis, the new places are way more of a boon to the players, team employees and media people who have to work and (often) live in them.

  1. Simon Oliver Lockwood - Jul 1, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    Can you imagine what conditions were in the “classic” parks that were replaced in the 70s were (e.g. Connie Mack Stadium & Crosley Field)?

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