Category Archives: Amenities & Features

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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Baseball HoF Unveils Mobile App

Baseball Hall of FameThe National Baseball Hall of Fame has rolled out its new mobile app, “BHOF Beacon,” which is designed to make the next road trip to Yankee Stadium or Beantown an interactive experience for MLB fans.  Read more here.  View app here.

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Mallards Show Off ‘Double Decker Pizza Bus’ with Brick Oven, Premium Party Deck

Madison Mallards New LogoOne month ago today, the Madison Mallards (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) unveiled their new Double Decker Pizza Bus, where brick oven pizza is made below, and fans can enjoy the game via premium roof-deck seating

Madison Mallards Pizza Buz

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Development Coming to Area Around New Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New Color Pick LogoThe 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.

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