Battle Creek Yankees baseball
The announcement of an affliation with the New York Yankees was the big news in the Midwest League this offseason. Generally regarded as one of the least successful franchises in the Midwest League, I imagine this will boost the popularity of the Battle Creek team, even though the Yankees actually have a pretty weak farm system.
I haven't heard many nice things said about the park but I really enjoyed my visit to C.O. Brown Stadium. Constructed in 1991 the stadium has an old look, although the evocotive grime present at the Wrigleys, Fenways and Bosse Fields of the baseball world is not present, and the food, seats and beer were reasonably priced.
All those polls could be a nuisance but the seats in this area are general admission so the only way you'd end up behind one is if you chose to sit behind one. The stadium virtually never reaches a capacity where being stuck behind one would happen. The $8 field box seats are comfortable, roomy and closer to the action than the dugouts. Keep your eye on the ball if you sit here, anything heading this way is going to be a screamer.
C.O. Brown Stadium is located in a baseball complex, complete with some really nice looking Little League fields, giving the experience that 'we're going to the game' feel. The fans that do show up are very loyal to the team and players (notice the homemade signs in the foreground) and the team responds: they're almost always at the top of the Midwest League in wins.