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Here are the blog entries entries in 2007. As you can see, we started the practice of chronicling them in August. Note that the links no longer take you to representations of our home page from that week.
- August 27, 2007 -- Topics include: donating to Mike Coolbaugh and Rai Henniger funds; Dickey-Stephens Park is named BASEBALLPARKS.COM Ballpark of the Year (the press release is here); Minnesota Twins land squabble; Orange Bowl possible future ballpark site; SI poll of players about parks; Sarasota spring-training park let-down
- September 3, 2007 -- Topics include: the Tulsa Drillers' multiple options for a new ballpark; upcoming improvements to Dodger Stadium and Chase Field; the Commish comes to Miami to talk about a new ballpark for the Marlins; county commissioners waffle on the funding of rebuilding Ed Smith Stadium; the Twins finally get to hold a groundbreaking ceremony
- September 12, 2007 -- Topics include: the departure of the Ottawa Lynx to America; the latest counter-counter offer in the purchase of land for the new Twins' stadium; the debate over preserving part of Tiger Stadium; a rant in favor of Rick Ankiel and another one against the once-reasonable Keith Olbermann.
- September 19, 2007 -- Topics include: the outcome of the Triple-A Championship game at beautiful AT&T Bricktown Ballpark; HOK and the city of Goodyear, AZ announce the plans for the new spring complex for the Indians; possible unionization at Rogers Centre; the legacy of RFK Stadium; parts of Tiger Stadium are auctioned off; Marlins attendance craters.
- September 26, 2007 -- Topics include: BASEBALLPARKS.COM's photo essay on the Triple-A Championship game; links to three "remembrances" of RFK Stadium; MLB sets attendance record; construction of the Washington Nationals' new park is on schedule; the Olympic ballpark in China might host spring exhibition games with MLB teams; the Indians are seeking a corporate sponsor for the name of their park; a baby is named Wrigley Fields.
- October 4, 2007 -- Topics include: a preview of Coca Cola Park, currently under construction in Allentown; how Chase Field in Phoenix didn't turn out to be Cubs territory for the playoffs; final attendance figures for the MLB regular season; the Yanks hire firm to develop corporate sponsorships at New Yankee Stadium; MLB's website features parks under construction.
- October 12, 2007 -- Topics include: recaps of the outcomes in the early games of the two League Championship Series; Dodger Stadium wants to be a host park in the 2009 World Baseball Classic; the owners of the site where the Twins' new stadium is under construction agreed with the county to seek a mediated solution to the impasse over the price of the land; there probably won't be a corporate sponsorship name on the Nationals' new park when it opens in 2008; the Yankees are under the microscope for (allegedly) sneaking unrelated charges onto the bill for planning for their new stadium.
- October 18, 2007 -- Topics include: a rare product announcement from BASEBALLPARKS.COM, as a new poster is available; the Rockies are waiting for the winner of the ALCS, with Game 5 at Jacobs Field; now that it looks like the site of the Orange Bowl is where a new park for the Marlins will be built, some money for the project has been freed up, and revised traffic plans have been released; artifacts from Tiger Stadium have been auctioned off, and a plan to preserve part of the seats and the entire infield has been submitted to the city of Detroit; Minute Maid Park in Houston has plumbing problems; the price agreed upon for the land for the Twins' new stadium was $28.25 million.
- October 30, 2007 -- We announced that part of the proceeds from the sale of the Touring The Majors poster would go to the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund; after being swept in the World Series, the Rockies are now battling to preserve the view of the mountains from within Coors Field; the Dodgers hope to play a game in the Coliseum in 2008; it's almost a sure thing now that the A's will be leaving McAfee Coliseum; parking issues between the District of Columbia and the Nationals; a tongue-in-cheek comparison of the two parks in the 2007 World Series.
- November 13, 2007 -- The Tampa Bay Rays (no longer are they the Devil Rays) announced their intention to build a new park on the waterfront in St. Petersburg; we thanked everyone who contributed to the Mike Coolbaugh fund-raising event; a ballot initiative to renovate Ed Smith Stadium for the Reds was defeated by voters in Sarasota, so the Reds announced they would be moving their spring-training operations; Arizona is interested in luring the Reds west; Marlins officials acknowledge that while it's not their first choice, the current site of the Orange Bowl might be their only shot at getting a new ballpark.
- November 30, 2007 -- A new Minor League photo album was announced, this one provides our ranking of the 12 parks of the Double-A Eastern League; more on the Rays' impressive plans for a new bay-side ballpark; the Dodgers announced plans for an exhibition game at LA Memorial Coliseum, where the team played while Dodgers Stadium was being built; potential parking problems at the A's proposed new park; the first game at the Nationals' new park will an exhibition March 29, plus the Pope will hold mass there April 17; limestone tiles will cover the exterior of the Twins' new park.
- December 20, 2007 -- There was a torrent of news about a new ballpark for the Marlins; new details are being released about the stunning design of the Ray's proposed new ballpark in St. Petersburg; there will be a delay in demolishing Tiger Stadium; the Twins' new ballpark will feature an exterior of over 100,000 limestone tiles.
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