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Elon Musk Talking Underground Transportation to Dodger Stadium

Elon Musk‘s company, The Boring Company, is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium.  Read more here.  View car design and map here.

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Clear Sailing for Fly Balls in Proposed New Rays Ballpark

The roof at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Ybor City is about the same height at its peak — 230 feet, give or take — as at Tropicana Field, but the similarities end there.  Read more here.

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Texas Live! Opens Thursday Night, ‘Going to the Show’ Statue Unveiled

A major development between the Texas Rangers’ ballpark and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington opens Thursday night.  It’s called Texas Live!, a new 200,000-square-foot sports-themed restaurant and entertainment complex.  It’s adjacent to developing Globe Life Field, the new home for the Rangers set to open in 2020.  Read more and watch news report here.  Joining Texas Live! and Globe Life Field is the new “Going to the Show” statue.  Read more and view photos here.

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SportsLogos.Net Takes a Look at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game Logo

The 2019 MLB All-Star Game plans to amplify the rock-and-roll history of Cleveland, starting with the event’s logo, officially unveiled Tuesday.  But long before the big reveal of the guitar-laden theme came the exploration of all things rock-and-roll, intense typography study diving into album design and plenty of detailing to make the final mark ready for stage lights. Read more and view logos here from SportsLogos.Net.

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Possible Passenger Rail Service Nearby for Proposed Ybor City Ballpark

Brightline, a firm bidding to build a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando, is already scouting sites for a terminus, which could put rail service within walking distance of a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark proposed for Ybor City and spur heated development in the area.  Read more here.

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A’s to Ditch Season Tickets, Face Push Back on Howard Terminal Ballpark Site

The Oakland A’s announced this week that they will no longer offer traditional season tickets for 2019. The program will be replaced by something not yet tried before in Major League Baseball: A membership program, called A’s Access.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, there is push back on the Howard Terminal site for a new ballpark.  Read more here.

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When Are Baseball Fans Safe to Leave a Game Early?

Baseball is probably the one major sporting event where there is no shame in leaving a little early.  According to a FiveThirtyEight statistical model, based on 2010-2015 regular season inning-by-inning scoring data, you should leave after the sixth inning if the leading team is ahead by four or more runs.  Read more and view charts here.

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