Nearby: Actually in the ballpark. Barbecue, about which Kansas Citians know plenty, is available at Appetites Barbeque, which serves up smoked pork and beef brisket sandwiches.
Maryvale Baseball Park
3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix
Tickets: (623) 245-5500, (800) 933-7890, www.ticketmaster.com, www.brewers.mlb.com
Here, it's always been more about the beer and brats than the baseball for Brewers fans, whose mascot is not one but five sausages. The open-air concourse behind the sunken seating is covered by louvered sunscreens, providing shade down the first and third base lines. The grassy berm seating area behind the outfield wall sits at a comfortable incline. If you get there early enough for batting practice, you're almost sure to snag a ball.
San Diego Padres
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria