Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
Dodger Stadium is widely considered to be one of the top MLB ballparks for its scenic views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Downtown Los Angeles, great weather and storied history.
Many Los Angeles Dodgers players, both past and present, have praised Dodger Stadium for a combination of the reasons above, as well as the energy fans bring to the ballpark every game.
However, there are 29 other stadiums with their own unique characteristics, and with MLB shifting to a more balanced schedule in 2023, players will be able to experience them more often.
During an interview with John Hartung on SportsNet LA, Chris Taylor listed San Diego, Anaheim and Atlanta as his three favorite road cities to play in, and Cincinnati, Tampa Bay and San Francisco as his least favorite:
“I’ll go San Diego and Anaheim purely out of convenience. It’s also great weather. And I like playing in Atlanta. That’s always a fun stadium to play in. Cincinnati is never great, Tampa Bay and it feels good to win there, but San Francisco is always cold and windy.”
As Taylor mentioned, Dodgers road games in Anaheim and San Diego are easy on travel and that often affords players the luxury of driving themselves if they wish rather than being tied to a team bus. On top of the atmosphere at Truist Park being enjoyable for Taylor, it also is one of the newest MLB ballparks.
As for Taylor’s three least favorite cities to play in, Cincinnati is an obvious choice due to in part to its colder climate. While freezing temperatures aren’t an issue in St. Petersburg, it is home to Tropicana Field, one of the more unpleasant looking ballparks in all of baseball, and the turf raises health concerns.
Taylor rounded out his rankings with San Francisco, but strictly for the cold and rainy weather and not because he dislikes playing at Oracle Park.
Chris Taylor appreciative of Dodgers teammates attending Topgolf event
Taylor brought his CT3 Foundation’s “Driving For Hope” to Southern California last week, and a few of his Dodgers teammates were on hand for the event.
George Lopez served as the emcee, accompanied by DJ Severe providing music throughout the night, and Jaime Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela, Gavin Lux, Freddie Freeman and Tony Gonsolin were among those to participate.
“It means a lot to me. I think it speaks to our community and the type of teammates I have, the people they are,” Taylor said. “To take time out of their offseason to come out and support, not just for me but for CHLA, it’s big for all of us. I think we’re really going to make a difference.”
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