New on the site

What does $48.5 million buy when it's spent on improvements to a spring-training complex? Check out our photo essay on Fort Myers' CentruyLink Sports Complex to find out ... I completely updated our MLB Ballpark Changes page for the start of the new season ... You can also check out my thoughts on the "power outage" that's occurring in pro baseball on our Facebook page.

Walk-off grand opening

We were there from the ribbon-cutting to the fireworks show following a walk-off, extra-innings victory! The Nashville Sounds opened the long-anticipated First Tennessee Park with a bang Friday night, and we took over 300 photos that day. The best ones will be part of our extensive review of Music City's newest showplace. Be watching for it!

Joe on
the go

I covered the grand opening of Nashville's new park on April 17 (our Twitter followers got to see photos throughout the evening). Big review is forthcoming. I also saw Belmont U on the 18th. Coming up: Morgantown WV's new park on the 19th and the West Virginia Power on the 23rd ... The parks I've seen in 2015 are listed here.

Now in stock: fully updated map

You'll want to take this foldable, laminated map on all of your baseball roadtrips! And it's sturdy enough to stand up to the riggers of travel. Just updated for the 2015 season, with all of the ballparks and baseball attractions. We have them IN STOCK NOW. Only $9.95 plus shipping.

Big League ballpark notes

It hasn't hosted baseball since 1999, but a huge crowd came to visit Houston's "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Astrodome, on its 50th birthday ... Nationals Park will host the 2018 MLB All Star Game. That will be four NL parks in a row ... Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park now has a special luxury suite for mothers with newborns ... Very impressive crowds at Montreal's Olympic Stadium (left) for exhibition games between the Blue Jays and Reds. If the Expos had drawn like this, they never would've relocated MLB Commish Manfred says that the city passed the first test if it wants to bring baseball back ... The Braves announced several "green" initiatives at their new park, which should open in 2017, One will be the ability to re-use rain water for irrigation, and another will be energy-efficient lighting.

SEE ALL 30

In stock: Edition 3 of the Touring The Majors® poster displaying all 30 MLB parks.
Only $19.95!

NOW IN STOCK

Find all the parks on this sturdy, laminated map, updated for 2015. Only $9.95.
2015 map cover