In a recent New York Times FiveThirtyEight
, writer Nate Silver ranks downtown Minneapolis' Target Field
as the fourth-best major league ballpark, overall.
Pittsburgh's PNC Park
, Boston's Fenway Park
and San Francisco's AT&T Park
top the list of 30 ballparks, while Toronto's Rogers Centre
comes in at the bottom, according to his calculations.
Silver gleaned these findings through a simple Yelp.com
search, he writes.
Each of the 30 major league stadiums had received between one and five stars, according to Yelp's rating system, which is a more holistic way to look at it than from a single reviewer's perspective or the technical-type fan review sites, he explains.
The popular review site is helpful because it uses dozens, if not hundreds of fan reviews to score the stadiums, he states. This way, readers get a greater sense of the user experience at each ballpark.