The Atlanta Braves have hired John Hart to serve as the team’s president of baseball operations — a newly created title. The 66-year-old Hart agreed to a three-year deal that will continue through the team’s first season at its new stadium in Cobb County. Hart, the former GM for the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser. Read more here.
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Cleveland native James D. Major took top honors in a ballpark-themed “Chopped” competition titled “Big Hitters” that aired this week on the Food Network. Major. Major, currently executive chef at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, competed against chefs from the St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. Read more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers currently train in Phoenix at the Maryvale Baseball Park, but the team is reportedly exploring options for new digs, including the Vistancia development in Peoria, or possibly working with the Gila River Indian Community and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation on a ballpark deal. Read more here.
Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. Read more here.
A few weeks ago, we provided you a link to an abbreviated online version of an essay appearing in USA Today Sports Weekly about the best ballpark concessions in Major League Baseball. Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com partnered with the publication to explore the best ballpark food and release the top seven teams in terms of their ballpark concessions. Now that the issue is no longer on newsstands, you can read the full version online here.
PRESS RELEASE – Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and local officials from the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County today unveiled the official logo of the 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. Continue reading
Major League Baseball’s iBeacon project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field that uses Apple’s iBeacons combined with in-park attractions to offer additional content and interactive features to the exhibits via their devices. Read more here.