Michigan State’s McLane Baseball Stadium and Secchia Stadium will both be receiving new electric field heating systems to provide each program with extended playing time on both surfaces in the colder months. Read more here.
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The San Rafael Pacifics (Indy Pro, Pacific Association) will host a two-day special event on July 28th and 29th in which, for the first time in the history of professional baseball, the strikes and balls will be called by a computerized pitch tracking system. Read more here.
The flags that flutter atop the roofline of Yankee Stadium during each homestand, representing every major league team based on the order of the division standings, have to get there somehow, and for 26 years that task has fallen to Clinton Thomas and his team. Read more and see photos here.
Speaking to members of the Baseball Writers Association of America before last night’s All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball is unlikely to make league-wide changes to the regulations defining netting at ballparks until at least next season, if at all. According to Manfred, individual teams are still free to do whatever they want in their own ballparks. Read more here.
The sons of Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) Managing Partner Frank Ward have paid $6 million to buy and develop two tracts of land in the area near the team’s new ballpark at Sulphur Dell. Read more here.