but the reason you gave for not liking it is really the only redeeming quality I think it has. I love the older stadiums that have something unique about them for just that reason. The green monster at fenway, the ivy at wrigley...anything to set your stadium apart from the others is fine by me. I look at some of the very old stadiums and wish we had similar today, like the old wanderer's grounds. I can't remember if it was the wanderer's grounds or not, but one of the old stadiums outfield had no curves. It was a stright (though diagonal) line from the foul poles to center field. Anything that sets a stadium and playing field apart works for me which is why Fenway and Wrigley and the like will always be stadiums that I will want to visit one day.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!