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It's ready: our in-depth review of First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Check it out, and I bet you'll enjoy the 43 photos of the place! ... Yes, the Cubs are pouring a ton of money into Wrigley Field's renovations, but are all the changes really improving things? Author Kurt Smith says no. Read his thoughts in our Ballpark Essays section.

Music City miracle

The Nashville Sounds have made one of the most remarkable turn-arounds ever, as they have gone from playing in the worst ballpark in Triple-A baseball for years to one of the best. Our 6,000-word review -- complete with 43 photos -- will tell you all you need to know about First Tennessee Park, the new home of the Sounds.

Joe on
the go

I covered the grand opening of Nashville's new park on April 17. The big review is finally ready! I also saw Belmont U on the 18th, Morgantown WV's new park on the 19th, the West Virginia Power on the 23rd and the red-hot Astros at Minute Maid Park on the 3rd. Then came Dallas Baptist on the 12th and my hometown team, the Round Rock Express on the 14th ... The parks where I've seen games in 2015 are listed here. I'm up to 24.

Renovations gone awry

He's always perceptive. Author Kurt Smith's visit to Wrigley left a bad taste in his mouth. His assessment: all of the expensive renovations are actually making the 101-year-old ballpark worse, not better. Read his reasoning in his well-worded essay, and add your thoughts in the Comments section.

Big League ballpark notes

Fans in two sections at Great American Ball Park were forced to move after the decorative smokestack caught fire ... Much has been written about the bizarre scenario where fans weren't allowed to attend the Orioles game on April 29th: eerie pics from NBC News; the financial impact from MarketWatch; the players' perspective from ESPN and best of all Saturday Night Live ... The State Legislature in Florida approved the easing of restrictions on land in West Palm Beach that will one day hold a new spring training complex for the Nationals and Astros ... The LA Times wants to know why the home-run rate at Dodger Stadium is up so sharply ... It's not often that the playing surface at a park makes headlines, but the brand-new Astroturf field at Rogers Centre has generated many complaints from players, and the Orioles considered boycotting a game there over the turf.


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