Fox Sports MLB has been spending their quarantine posting polls about almost every baseball-related topic. They've asked which team has the best fanbase, best uniforms and now, best ballpark.
They start out by narrowing the teams down by each division, posting a tweet like the one below.
Of course, the Braves won the contest for best fanbase and uniforms while also winning best ballpark in the NL East. But that's beside the point.
Once Fox Sports started asking which team has the best ballpark, I decided to look at which division has the best group of ballparks, and in my opinion, no division has better contenders than the NL Central.
Just look at the above tweet. There's no beating that group of five.
I've been to 14 different MLB stadiums, and four of the five in the NL Central, so I feel as if I'm qualified to have this discussion.
To start things off, Wrigley Field is a classic, there's no beating that ballpark. As the second-oldest ballpark still in operation, it's one of the most historic stadiums in MLB.
PNC Park is the epitome of the retro-classic style of ballparks, with one of the best skyline views in the league. Busch Stadium is the only one in the division I haven't been to, but everyone else in my family has. The home of the Cardinals also has a great skyline, with the Gateway Arch in view from the stadium.
Great American Ballpark and Miller Park aren't historic and don't have great views, but they're still great places to catch a game. GABP is right along the Ohio River in Cincinnati and has smokestacks that are reminiscent of the steamboats that used to sail along the river.
If for nothing else, Miller Park is special for the slide that Bernie Brewer takes a trip down whenever the Brewers hit a home run.
If any other division can come close to the five ballparks in the NL Central, it has to be the NL West. I've been to San Diego, Arizona and Colorado, and they're all great ballparks. Dodger Stadium and Oracle Park have great reputations, and I can't wait to make it to each of them. But until I do, I'll have to remain firm in my stance that the NL Central has the best group of ballparks in MLB.
What do you think? Which division has the best stadiums in the league? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.