Great American ballparks

<div class="byline">By Christopher Smith,</div>
<div class="byline">Special to The Los Angeles Times</div><br />
<b>Camden Yards, Baltimore</b><br>
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<b>Why you gotta go:</b> Like no other modern stadium, this throwback palace of brick and steel captures the feel of the game’s early years.<br>
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<b>Game plan:</b> Pregame, visit the nearby Babe Ruth Museum. Mid-game, spend half an inning in the standing-room viewing deck that overlooks right field.<br>
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<b>Catbird seats: </b> With great sightlines, every section is good.<br>
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<b>7th-inning stretch:</b> For a beef brisket sandwich—plus an autograph—visit Boog Powell, Oriole-player-turned-pit master, at his barbecue stand behind center field.<br>
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<b>Standout stat:</b> Flipped upright, the hulking brick railroad warehouse that looms behind right and center fields would be almost the same height as the Eiffel Tower.<br>
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<b>Don't miss: </b> The Eutaw Street walkway behind center field, with its food stands, shops and Orioles wall of fame.
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( Greg Fiume / Getty Images )


Camden Yards, Baltimore

Why you gotta go: Like no other modern stadium, this throwback palace of brick and steel captures the feel of the game’s early years.

Game plan: Pregame, visit the nearby Babe Ruth Museum. Mid-game, spend half an inning in the standing-room viewing deck that overlooks right field.

Catbird seats: With great sightlines, every section is good.

7th-inning stretch: For a beef brisket sandwich—plus an autograph—visit Boog Powell, Oriole-player-turned-pit master, at his barbecue stand behind center field.

Standout stat: Flipped upright, the hulking brick railroad warehouse that looms behind right and center fields would be almost the same height as the Eiffel Tower.

Don't miss: The Eutaw Street walkway behind center field, with its food stands, shops and Orioles wall of fame.

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