Ballpark Review: Calfee Park, Pulaski, VA

Original entrance beyond LF

Calfee Park, Pulaski, Va (photo gallery) 700 South Washington Ave Pulaski VA, 24301 (map) Pulaski Mariners, Appalachian League

I’m not sure I could have picked a better start to a 3 day ballpark road trip than Calfee Park in Pulaski, Virginia. Here’s an historic baseball stadium in the tiny town [...]

Coors Field

Coors Field, home of the Rockies

June 22, 2010 marked my 2nd visit to Coors Field, and I returned from this one similarly impressed to my first visit.  It’s hard to believe this park has been open for 15 years already, because there’s so much about it that still feels new.

Coors Field was [...]

Ballpark Review: BB&T Ballpark - Winston-Salem, NC

BB&T Ballpark logo

This morning, when I woke up, I realized I saw the wrong game in Winston-Salem yesterday.  I caught the 12:00 noon game of a day/night doubleheader. While we had a great time even though the home team lost 5-0 in just over 2 hours, the second game was a contest [...]

Remembering Ernie Harwell

HArwell Statue at Comerica Park

As much as this blog focuses on the experience of a day at the ballpark, it’s hard to believe that I’ve yet to really mention the great broadcasters. This will make me sound old, but there was a time, when the broadcaster was as integral a part of the [...]

2009 Top 5 MLB Ballparks

Everyone loves a good list, right?  So here’s ours.  America’s top 5 ballparks for 2009. These reviews come from our personal experiences, as well as the research we continue to pour into our first book (more on that coming soon). I’ve tried to leave the

#5 -Citizen’s Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA: A great mix of [...]

Twins garage sale a success / disaster, depending on who you ask

The Minnesota Twins announced a garage sale to help them clean out the closets of the Metrodome, and get them ready for starting fresh at Target Field in 2010. The promotion of the sale was a rousing success, as thousands of Twins faithful lined up around the dome hours before the sale was supposed to [...]

Camden Yards getting a major facelift - What's next in ballpark renaissance 2.0?

So, when you’ve already re-invented the ballpark experience, what do you do for an encore?

The Sports Business Journal (link via sister publication SportingNews) reported last week that the Maryland Ballpark Authority has sent out the RFP for the first major overhauls to Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. The exact details of the [...]

The marketers are running the asylum, and missing the point.

taring at your phone and typing with your thumbs is not social, it’s anti-social. We all know that you could just as easily watch the game on TV, and have a better view, comfier seat, cheaper and more accessible snacks… but we go to games anyway because of the social experience that already exists. [...]

Save Yankee Stadium Gate 2

Initial Heritage Park Plan

When the new Yankee Stadium was built, there were plans in place about how the grounds of Old Yankee Stadium were to be utilized to create an area known as Heritage Park.  this would include retaining the original playing surface, as well as adding additional softball fields, a soccer/football field [...]

Amanda from “Baseball Stadium Reviews” chimes in with her ballpark tales

Hello, ballpark fans!  This is Amanda Lippert of www.baseballstadiumreviews.com writing a guest blog entry.  Recently, Ticket to the Game posted an entry about women who make stadium road trips, so I was asked to describe my experiences with stadium road trips.  Being a Yankee fan, my first baseball game was back in 1986 at Yankee [...]