New on the site
What does $48.5 million buy when it's spent on improvements to a spring-training complex? Check out our photo essay on Fort Myers' CentruyLink Sports Complex to find out ... I completely updated our MLB Ballpark Changes page for the start of the new season ... You can also check out my thoughts on the "power outage" that's occurring in pro baseball on our Facebook page.
Walk-off grand opening
We were there from the ribbon-cutting to the fireworks show following a walk-off, extra-innings victory! The Nashville Sounds opened the long-anticipated First Tennessee Park with a bang Friday night, and we took over 300 photos that day. The best ones will be part of our extensive review of Music City's newest showplace. Be watching for it!
Now in stock: fully updated map
You'll want to take this foldable, laminated map on all of your baseball roadtrips! And it's sturdy enough to stand up to the riggers of travel. Just updated for the 2015 season, with all of the ballparks and baseball attractions. We have them IN STOCK NOW. Only $9.95 plus shipping.
Big League ballpark notes
It's not often that the playing surface at a park makes headlines, but the brand-new Astroturf field at Rogers Centre has generated many complaints from players, and the Orioles considered boycotting a game there over the turf ... It hasn't hosted baseball since 1999, but a huge crowd came to visit Houston's "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Astrodome, on its 50th birthday ... Nationals Park will host the 2018 MLB All Star Game. That will be four NL parks in a row ... Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park now has a special luxury suite for mothers with newborns ... Very impressive crowds at Montreal's Olympic Stadium (left) for exhibition games between the Blue Jays and Reds. If the Expos had drawn like this, they never would've relocated. MLB Commish Manfred says that the city passed the first test if it wants to bring baseball back.
SEE ALL 30
In stock: Edition 3 of the Touring The Majors® poster displaying all 30 MLB parks.