Instead I got off at Westlake station and walked a few blocks to the Experience Music Project (EMP), formerly the science-fiction museum, which still has a large sci-fi component. There were some cool exhibits, and the Seattle monorail (more of a tourist attraction than an actual transit option, as it has never been extended beyond a few blocks) goes right through it. I wasn't sure if it was worth the $20 I paid, but on the other hand I'm happy to support something like this.
Finding the ballpark was easy, since gradually the neighbourhood takes on a "sports" feel, with themed bars and apparel shops, not to mention hundreds of fans wearing jerseys walking in the same direction. In this case, they were mostly Blue Jays fans, I assume from Vancouver.
Once inside, I was in awe. The park really is designed to be a beautiful baseball stadium, not of course a multi-use stadium as the Kingdome was (or the Skydome is). Thankfully in Toronto we have a retractable roof as well, so at least in the warm summer months it can feel like a proper baseball game, unlike what I imagine the Kingdome-goers must have had to put up with every day and night.
In Vancouver I headed to the Vancouver Canadians game, which they won rather handily. Nat Bailey is a fantastic little stadium with a very "old baseball" feel to it. Even it has better food options than the 'dome in Toronto, and really nice design. EH, ROGERS?!?