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.
An All Star showing
It's not my favorite ballpark in the Majors, but Great American Ball Park (left) did a great job hosting this year's All Star Game. It wasn't just the Queen City that had a hand in it, and Populous was instrumental, too. The ASG heads to fantastic Petco Park in 2016.
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.
Big League ballpark notes
A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in CA, asking that MLB require its clubs to provide protective netting all the way down the foul lines in their parks ... It's a go. The Governor of Florida has signed a bill that paves the way for the Astros and Nationals to build a new spring training complex in West Palm Beach. It should open in 2017 ... The site of Tiger Stadium's playing field is the source of controversy, over whether to keep natural grass or change to artificial turf ... The Guardian published a nostalgic piece about Labatt Park, the stadium that was designed to be the new home of the Expos in downtown Montreal. It's a shame it was never built ... 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.
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In stock: Edition 3 of the Touring The Majors® poster displaying all 30 MLB parks.