New on the site
Our review of the new ballpark of the West Virginia Black Bears is now ready. Learn how the park came about, and how it came to have such a spectacular view. The 38 photos that accompany the review will make you feel like you're there ... Have you noticed? We've added our Twitter "timeline" here on our home page ... Check out our in-depth review of First Tennessee Park in Nashville.
A hillside home run
Pro baseball has arrived for the first time ever in the Morgantown, WV area, and our in-depth review of Monongalia County Ballpark tells how the park and the team came to be. Check out the detailed article and the 38 photos that accompany it. Truly, its hillside location gives attendees one of the best views in the Minors.
Up in flames
Eugene's Civic Stadium, the Depression-era facility that was the home of Minor League Baseball until 2009, burned to the ground Monday evening. The spectacular blaze destroyed the structure, which (as Ballpark Biz reported in April) had just been purchased by a civic group that hoped to renovate it for soccer and youth sports.
Big League ballpark notes
I've long been a critic of the manufactured quirks in Minute Maid Park's outfield, and now the biggest quirk of all (Tal's Hill) will be removed ... Scary moments at Fenway when a fan is seriously injured by a shattered bat ... Poor performing players aren't the only thing that stinks at Dodger Stadium. A family of skunks took up residence in the visitors' dugout ... Partly to assist fans who don't have a clear view of the current scoreboard (left) and partly so Procter & Gamble can advertise its products, the Reds will install a new video board prior to next month's All Star Game ... MLB's commissioner says six or seven regular season games could be played in Montreal's Olympic Stadium in 2016 ... Fans attending games at Comerica Park need to be wary of parking scams ... Fans in two sections at Great American Ball Park were forced to move after the decorative smokestack caught fire.
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