Category Archives: Amenities & Features

New Baseball-Themed Mural for Blasters Home

Joplin Blasters LogoSix students from the Missouri Southern State University art club, Focal Point, and their professor have been hard at work on a baseball-themed mural featuring Mickey Mantle and Joe Beccker that will be installed at Joe Becker Stadium, home of the Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.  See photos here.  Read team press release here.

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Team and State Officials Begin to Explore Camden Upgrades

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Baltimore Orioles are considering updates to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the 23-year-old stadium still celebrated for its retro charm and historic B&O Warehouse as the right field backdrop.  Read more here.

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Indians Announce Next Round of Progressive Renovations

Cleveland Indians LogoA new club behind home plate on Progressive Field’s main level highlights the second phase of renovations to the ballpark, the Indians announced Wednesday.  Read more here.  View renderings here.  Read more here from MLB.com reporter Jordan Bastian.

Cleveland Indians Second Phase Renovations Rendering 2

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Spartans Heating Up Fields for More Spring Playing Time

Michigan State LogoMichigan 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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Pacifics to Debut Auto Umpire

SR_Pacifics_LogoComp01YThe 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.

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All About the Flags at Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees LogoThe 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.

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MLB Chief: No New Netting Rules Coming

Major League Baseball LogoSpeaking 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.

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