The GreenJackets cross the river

When a deal for a new ballpark couldn’t be worked out between the Augusta GreenJackets and the City of Augusta, a municipality in another state beckoned. The team said yes … but when they moved, they didn’t even have to leave the market where they’d operated since 1988.

But they did have to cross a river.

Read our in-depth review that recounts how the GreenJackets arrived on the northern shore of the Savannah River in a shiny, new facility called SRP Park. We were there for Opening Night in North Augusta, and our photos and interviews with the team owner, the lead architect, the City representative, the team’s parent club and fans are all woven together to tell you the complete story of this impressive new ballpark.

Read here.

MLB’s Return to Puerto Rico

The last time Major League Baseball played games in Puerto Rico was in 2010. MLB wanted to bring games back to the island in 2016, but the plan was nixed by the Zika virus.

When MLB announced last year that games would be played in San Juan during the 2018 season, little did they realize that two massive hurricanes would deliver crippling blows to the island last September.

And now as the Twins are about to play the Indians in Hiram Bithorn Stadium, find out what it took to bring the ballpark back to MLB standards. Read the article here.