Eighteen Paintings of Ballparks by Craig Robinson July 2, 2014 It’s five years today since I was last visited a ballpark in the United States. So, self-indulgently, here are some paintings of all the major league parks I have visited. Yankee Stadium, April 23, 2006 Shea Stadium, June 1, 2008 Citizens Bank Park, June 5, 2008 PNC Park, June 6, 2008 Wrigley Field, June 12, 2008 U.S. Cellular Field, June 13, 2008 Miller Park, June 15, 2008 Coors Field, June 18, 2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, June 22, 2008 AT&T Park, July 20, 2008 Angel Stadium of Anaheim, July 22, 2008 Dodger Stadium, July 25, 2008 Petco Park, July 28, 2008 Safeco Field, May 15, 2009 Citi Field, June 26, 2009 Oriole Park at Camden Yards, June 30, 2009 Yankee Stadium, July 2, 2009 It’s entirely my own fault that I’ve not been to the United States for five years. I’m not gonna go into too much detail, but I did overstay a visa, though it was due to some terrible advice from an immigration lawyer, and the next time I wanted to visit, I was denied a visa. Oh well. One has to accept one’s mistakes. Having said that, I miss being in the United States. I miss the people, the bars, the cities, the landscape (specifically in the Pacific Northwest), and I miss the baseball. Baseball in Mexico is fun, but it’s not the majors. One day, though, I will return. Don’t know when, but damn it, there are more ballparks I need to do pictures of. (I should note that I went to the SkyDome quite a few times in 2010 and 2011, but nothing in the U.S. since this day in 2009. I don’t want y’all Canadians to feel left out, so here’s a picture of your SkyDome.) SkyDome, July 31, 2011 As is normal with such things, click the images to make them grow in size. Finally, it’s vaguely interesting to me that whenever I do any sort of ART about ballparks, Dodger Stadium is always the best one I do. Proof–proof I say!–that it’s the most beautiful baseball stadium in the world.