February 21, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Rich Funk

This is the new stadium that the Devil mean Rays...are probably going to get. The general consensus is that it's an amazing design and should be a great draw for fans. I missing something?

I hope I'm not the only person that thinks this stadium looks like crap. Maybe a lot of people think that different = good. Come on, people! This stadium has a freakin' sail on it!!! I'm sure what they were trying to do is make sure the stadium could block the sun for the 134 year old residents of Tampa Bay while still maintaining that "outdoor stadium" feel. Why not just put in the normal retractable roof? And since a lot of the Rays' games are going to be at night AND right off the water, it should stay nice and cool without having the sail.

This stadium is ugly as hell. And yet, most of the comments I'm reading all praise the design. To prove I'm not crazy, I decided to poll my fellow bartenders to get their thoughts as well:

Chip Wesley: "Is that Aubrey Huff Cove?"
Dave Thomas: "I think I see Gene Simmons in the left field bleachers."
LB: "Finally, Tony Montana has a nice place to park his cigarette boat."
Tommy Buzanis: "Why does that stadium have foreskin?"

Not exactly the sparkling remarks the stadium designers were hoping for I guess.