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.

Let's talk ballparks

Join me as I discuss big league ballparks with host Steve Manderson on Source Radio's SPORTS TUESDAY program. I'll be on in the 7:00 hour (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, May 5th. Tune in online at Source Radio's website, then click on the LIVE icon. And call in with your ballpark questions or opinions: 619-924-0933.

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 and 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 ... 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

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 ... 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.


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


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