As we head into the dog days of summer and the smell of the playoffs permeates the air, fans get more into each home game and certain places get harder to play.
Baseball is unlike just about every other sport in that it is hard to define a home-field advantage for any specific team. You don't find fans with faces painted like you would in soccer, football or even the NHL, or any team-specific rally chants that you would see in college games.
However, that does not mean that certain stadiums are not harder to play when compared to others. Certain things such as average attendance and park factors, which show stadiums where more runs and hits are scored, dictate what stadiums are more difficult for opposing teams.
Here are 10 of the hardest places to play during the dog days of summer.