The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo describes the transition from Fenway Park to Tropicana Field:
It might be the most nondescript dome in the major leagues. The ball doesn’t necessarily fly out of the park. There’s no secret to the ceiling, as there used to be at the old Kingdome in Seattle, or the Metrodome in Minnesota.Unlike some other writers with a national following, Cafardo has often been very objective in his assessment of the Stadium Saga. Even when he name-checked the Rays as possible Montreal relocation candidates, he admitted it was a "longshot" at best.
You never hear anyone say, “Oh my God, I have to pitch at Tropicana.” Really, there’s nothing to it. They have fake grass, but it’s not the slick turf that the cookie-cutter stadiums had in the 1970s. So it’s not fast, per se. It just feels different.