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.
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Our friend Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has provided a round-up of the biggest ballpark stories of the past 12 months in his annual “Ballpark Year in Pictures.” Indeed, it was a fascinating year in the world of baseball stadiums, and Joe does a wonderful job of looking back at the big stories that made news in 2017. 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.
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.
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.