Eighteen Paintings of Ballparks

It’s five years today since I was last visited a ballpark in the United States. So, self-indulgently, here are some paintings of all the major league parks I have visited.

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Yankee Stadium, April 23, 2006

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Shea Stadium, June 1, 2008

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Citizens Bank Park, June 5, 2008

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PNC Park, June 6, 2008

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Wrigley Field, June 12, 2008

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U.S. Cellular Field, June 13, 2008

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Miller Park, June 15, 2008

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Coors Field, June 18, 2008

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, June 22, 2008

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AT&T Park, July 20, 2008

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Angel Stadium of Anaheim, July 22, 2008

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Dodger Stadium, July 25, 2008

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Petco Park, July 28, 2008

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Safeco Field, May 15, 2009

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Citi Field, June 26, 2009

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards, June 30, 2009

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Yankee Stadium, July 2, 2009

It’s entirely my own fault that I’ve not been to the United States for five years. I’m not gonna go into too much detail, but I did overstay a visa, though it was due to some terrible advice from an immigration lawyer, and the next time I wanted to visit, I was denied a visa. Oh well. One has to accept one’s mistakes. Having said that, I miss being in the United States. I miss the people, the bars, the cities, the landscape (specifically in the Pacific Northwest), and I miss the baseball. Baseball in Mexico is fun, but it’s not the majors. One day, though, I will return. Don’t know when, but damn it, there are more ballparks I need to do pictures of.

(I should note that I went to the SkyDome quite a few times in 2010 and 2011, but nothing in the U.S. since this day in 2009. I don’t want y’all Canadians to feel left out, so here’s a picture of your SkyDome.)

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SkyDome, July 31, 2011

As is normal with such things, click the images to make them grow in size.

Finally, it’s vaguely interesting to me that whenever I do any sort of ART about ballparks, Dodger Stadium is always the best one I do. Proof–proof I say!–that it’s the most beautiful baseball stadium in the world.



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los Angelino
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los Angelino

Agreed about your Dodger Stadium painting. Can I buy it?

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Agree to disagree…

@ositf_blog
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Craig, you’re wrong. Coors Field is the best one.

Embiggens Papiamentu
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Embiggens Papiamentu

Just for the purple mountains majesty

Yirmiyahu
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I’m partial to the AT&T one myself

WhatLeylandNoooo
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I don’t know, I think your PNC Park stands out and above your Dodger Stadium. If I were a Pirates fan, I would definitely want to buy it.

Please go to Comerica Park, do a good job on that one, and then sell it to me for a reasonable, negotiated price.

Mark
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Mark

This belongs on AwesomeGraphs, not NotGraphs. For real would buy and display in my home.

MikeS
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MikeS

Cool.

Kris Gardham
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Kris Gardham

The PNC one is my favourite, although the SkyDome is spot on. Good job capturing the unbearable heat those empty blue seats reflect.

Also, you should probably sell a couple of paintings because it’s quite clear that you haven’t had decent seats to a baseball game in even longer than five years.

My echo and bunnymen
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The blue seats don’t reflect the heat, but yes they would make the stadium very hot.

ScottP
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ScottP

especially at Petco. Where were you….the parking lot?

cass
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cass

I like the PNC Park one for the glow of the park against the night.

I like Miller Park one due to the perspective and the contrast of the close foul pole and the distant field.

Also like the shadows on the field of the Camden Yards one.

cass
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cass

Oh, and Petco cause you’ve capture the hugeness of the park by doing it from the perspective of center field. Good decision.

Rufus T. Firefly
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Rufus T. Firefly

These are gorgeous! Seriously, are they for sale? I love them.

Craig Robinson
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Craig Robinson

Letting daylight in upon magic, these aren’t real paintings. They are all done digitally. At screen resolution, so they aren’t big enough to print at any sort of quality. Thanks for the kind words, y’all.

Josh
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Josh

how did you do it digitally? these are really great.

I’m with the others. if this sort of thing were available for purchase, I’d love to snap one up. very unfortunate that they’re not :(

Craig Robinson
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Craig Robinson

I used an iPad app called ArtRage.

ScottP
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ScottP

I want to buy your paintings! Let us know how we can.

Bobby The Booby
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Bobby The Booby

Not bad. My only critique is that pitching rubbers really can’t be found at each position of ball field and even if they could, many of yours appear to be facing away from home plate. Oddly enough, I may have sat in the same seats as you at both Camden Yards and Yankee Stadium.

tony siegle
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tony siegle

Craig:

Me again.
I love your AT&T painting, naturally my favorite. Is it available for sale?

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