Six 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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The 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.
A 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.
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.