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It's up: our annual look at the biggest stories in the world of ballparks for 2015 ... Check out my exchange with a 7th grader about a fascinating topic: the rooftop seats at Wrigley ... You won't want to miss the story of how Rob Wilken saw games at all 30 MLB parks this season.

Play by play

If you'll be in the Phoenix area for the start of exhibition games, plan on attending my multi-media presentation where I count down the greatest baseball play-by-play announcers of all time. It's on March 2nd in Sun City. Details are here.

Joe on
the go

Plan now to join me in Sun City, AZ on March 2nd as I present a multi-media show on Baseball Play By Play ... It took some doing, but I updated my master list of all of the pro ballparks I've visited. You can check it out here ... Follow me on Twitter to *see* the parks I visit ... The parks where I saw games in 2015 are listed here. I made it to 45.

The Wrigley Rooftops

I recently had an interesting exchange with a 7th grader in Illinois. She interviewed me for a project she was preparing for the Illinois History Fair Expo. Her subject: the rooftops across the street from Wrigley Field's outfield. Her project was rated "superior" by the judges. Read the exchange I had with her here.

Big League ballpark notes

Hitters have been complaining about the dimensions of Marlins Park since it opened in 2012. They'll be happy to learn that the fences are being moved in and are being made shorter for 2016 ...  In a move that could eventually pave the way for the Rays to leave the worst stadium in MLB (Tropicana Field, left), the St. Petersburg City Council voted to permit the team to look outside the city for a site for a new ballpark ... The Rangers announced new foul poles and a video screen will greet fans in April ... Following several injuries to fans in 2015, MLB is pushing its teams to add more netting to protect fans from foul balls and broken bats ... The Padres announced upgrades to Petco Park that will be ready for the 2016 season. The biggest will be a two-level social area in RF.

SEE ALL 30

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

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