A "real fan" will tell you that when he watches a baseball game, all he notices is the ball. He doesn't notice the architecture of the surrounding stadium, or the design on the players' uniforms, or the guy in the colorful costume dancing on the dugout and throwing T-shirts to kids in the stands.
But, while these ultra-serious spectators might not have time to acknowledge an artful logo or a big scoreboard, you can bet they notice when something like that isn't to their liking.
Yesterday, I released the first half of this week's Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Poll results—the best stadiums, mascots, logos, uniforms, and team names in baseball.
But today is the fun part—our picks for the worst of these ballpark distractions.
In addition to the full vote totals, each slide includes three quick sound bites from the writers explaining the reasons behind their picks.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Note: I sent this survey only to the Featured Columnists who have been active in previous polls. If you are a new FC or you have changed your mind about wanting to participate, send me a message and I'll be sure to keep you in the loop for next time!