Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball http://www.ballparkdigest.com/home Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:21:10 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404177246/major-league-baseball/visits/baseballs-ultimate-party-deck-at-coors-field http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404177246/major-league-baseball/visits/baseballs-ultimate-party-deck-at-coors-field Coors Field{jathumbnail off}

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other teams seeking to generate some buzz.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:31 +0000
Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404177247/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/ballpark-digest-on-the-road http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404177247/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/ballpark-digest-on-the-road Ballpark DigestLimited posting today, as we're headed to Chicago for the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, followed by a U.S. Cellular Field trip tonight and the annual trek to Wrigley Field tomorrow.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:49:19 +0000
Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404167245/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/outsider-baseball http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404167245/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/outsider-baseball House of David{jathumbnail off}

Not every great ballplayer plied their trade in an MLB ballpark, as you'll see in Jesse Goldberg-Strassler's review of Scott Simkus's noteworthy new book, Outsider Baseball.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:40:31 +0000
Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157244/major-league-baseball/news/blue-jays-lets-price-out-spring-training-upgrades-in-dunedin http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157244/major-league-baseball/news/blue-jays-lets-price-out-spring-training-upgrades-in-dunedin Toronto Blue JaysThe Toronto Blue Jays are pricing out improvements to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and the Englebert training complex to determine whether the team keeps training in Dunedin.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:21:30 +0000
Franklin moves forward with new Milwaukee-area ballpark plan http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157243/independent-baseball/news/franklin-moves-forward-with-new-milwaukee-area-ballpark-plan http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157243/independent-baseball/news/franklin-moves-forward-with-new-milwaukee-area-ballpark-plan Proposed Franklin (Wis.) ballpark{jathumbnail off}

A new $10.5-million ballpark for an independent Frontier League team in the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin could be backed by a city-backed TIF district under a plan floated by local officials.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:45:48 +0000
Yankee Stadium to host MLS soccer: report http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157242/major-league-baseball/news/yankee-stadium-to-host-mls-soccer-report http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157242/major-league-baseball/news/yankee-stadium-to-host-mls-soccer-report New York City FCDespite objections from MLB officials, Yankee Stadium is poised to host New York City FC games beginning next season, as the MLS squad co-owned by the Yankees sets up camp for three years.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:50:27 +0000
It's Jackie Robinson Day for MLB, MiLB teams http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157241/major-league-baseball/news/its-jackie-robinson-day-for-mlb-milb-teams http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157241/major-league-baseball/news/its-jackie-robinson-day-for-mlb-milb-teams Jackie Robinson Day{jathumbnail off}

Jackie Robinson's legacy will be honored today throughout Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, with teams planning onfield ceremonies and one high-profile MiLB game played at Dodgertown.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:56:03 +0000
Personnel news in Traverse City, Sonoma http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157240/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/personnel-news-in-traverse-city-sonoma http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404157240/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/personnel-news-in-traverse-city-sonoma Traverse City Beach BumsWe have some personnel news to pass along: Kevin Burke is the new voice of the Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League),while the Sonoma Stompers (independent; Pacific Association) fill out their front office.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:32 +0000
Barons set another attendance record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404147239/minor-league-baseball/news/barons-set-another-attendance-record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404147239/minor-league-baseball/news/barons-set-another-attendance-record Birmingham BaronsWow: April 14 and we're already discussing attendance records, as the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) broke an attendance record dating back to the Michael Jordan era.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:52:49 +0000
Astros, Rangers affiliate shifts likely at end of season? http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404147238/minor-league-baseball/news/astros-rangers-affiliate-shifts-likely-at-end-of-season http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201404147238/minor-league-baseball/news/astros-rangers-affiliate-shifts-likely-at-end-of-season Houston AstrosConsidering the Texas Rangers explored a purchase of the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and Reid Ryan now is president of the Houston Astros, it's no surprise the two MLB teams will likely flip affiliations beginning next year.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:52:21 +0000