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Comparing the World Series Ballparks

As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2017 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic.  Read more here.  View World Series game schedule here.

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Happy 20th! BaseballParks.com Celebrates Milestone

Joe Mock BaseballParksIt 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.

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A New Way to Rank MLB Ballparks

Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com talks with Max Schleicher from the start-up firm in Chicago called ReviewTrackers.  Max explains that the company, among other things, analyzes online reviews of products and services to assess “customer service insights.”  Using the company’s data collection and analysis capabilities, there is now a new way to rank MLB ballparks.  Read more here.  See ReviewTrackers’ MLB stadium ranking here.

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Mock Reports on MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport

Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com is in Williamsport (PA) to report on the MLB Little League Classic for USA Today.  Mock takes a look at how MLB readied 91-year-old BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for the big league event.  Read more here.  View gallery of MLB Players Weekend custom caps and jerseys here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Named 2017 ‘Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksDunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford (CT), the long-awaited new home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2017 Ballpark of the Year.  Read press release here.  Read full ballpark review here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Grainger Stadium (Kinston, NC)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Grainger Stadium, home of the Down East Wood Ducks (Single-A, Carolina League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Jim Perry Stadium (Buies Creek, NC)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Jim Perry Stadium, the temporary home of the Buies Creek Astros (Single-A, Carolina League) until the soon-to-be-renamed franchise departs for their new digs in Fayetteville (NC).  Read more and view photos here.

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