Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball 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 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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Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City 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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Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe 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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Blue Jays: Let's 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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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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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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It's 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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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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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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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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