|Chronological Tour: Stop 197|
Main entrance to EAB Park, Jul-2001.
Construction here is similar to many ballparks of the same vintage.
The triple-deck signage emphasizes the lack of view.
I could have been in Atlantic City or Bridgeport or Somerset or Camden, or Trenton or Wilmington or Frederick, if I didn’t know better. They’re all built to the same seating pattern: a split seating bowl, walkway halfway down, with all the concessions on the upper concourse, luxury boxes above, and a press box jutting out into the two center sections of the upper reserved seating. This is starting to get old.
Worse yet, there’s practically no view here. The ad signs are stacked three high around most of the field, except where they’re replaced by the scoreboard. The big EAB ad sits above the three-sign-high batter’s eye in center field.
A redeeming feature of the first game I saw, back in 2001, was a live organist. For this contest, they had a Technics organ out on the concourse next to the press box and hooked up to the public address system, with a woman listed as Dy Anne Awe tickling the ivories and, I must say, doing a good job. Sadly, I haven't seen (or heard) the organ since.
|459||Sun 1-Jul-2001||Atlantic||Ind.||Somerset 19, LONG ISLAND 4|
|795||Sat 17-Sep-2005||Atlantic||Ind.||Newark 11, LONG ISLAND 2|
|1176||Sun 18-Sep-2011||Atlantic||Ind.||LONG ISLAND 5, Bridgeport 2|
|1247||Sat 29-Sep-2012||Atlantic||Ind.||Southern Maryland 4, LONG ISLAND 3|
|1249||Sat 6-Oct-2012||Atlantic||Ind.||LONG ISLAND 9, Lancaster 3|