As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September. Read more here.
Category Archives: Ballpark Visits
As we close in on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on Thursday, March 29th, Bizball LLC owner and Forbes contributor Maury Brown ranks all 30 MLB ballparks to get our baseball juices flowing. Read more here.
In compiling information to draft articles for the USA TODAY Spring Training Preview, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com partnered with data-mining firm ReviewTrackers to look at all 23 spring-training ballparks. Surprisingly, Ed Smith Stadium, the spring-training home of the Baltimore Orioles, came in at #1 for overall fan experience. Intrigued to dig deeper, Mock talked with baseball architect Janet Marie Smith, Orioles’ Executive VP John Angelos, Manager Buck Showalter, pitcher/broadcaster Jim Palmer, and designer David Schwartz. The complete rundown and interviews/quotes are available here.
MLB.com has posted a guide to the Grapefruit League ballparks. If you have never been to spring training, we highly recommend a trip to Florida and/or Arizona, particularly if you are suffering in the winter months up north. The weather is usually perfect, the beer is cold, and the laid back atmosphere will give you that relaxing baseball peace of mind. Read more here.
It has been 20 years since our industry colleague Joe Mock launched BaseballParks.com. In a piece penned today, Mock reminisces about the challenges of the early Internet days, talks about the many wonderful industry people he’s had the opportunity to engage over the past two decades, and even slips in a couple entertaining shots at “scoundrels” and a copy cat. Read more here.