Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Stadiums Newsbeat

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Yo Joe! Unanimity, Stadium Names, Field Goals

From Brilliant Reader Melody:

Yo Joe! I’m assuming you’re not a fan of teams selling their stadium names to large corporations. It’s sad for many reasons, including a disconnect between the stadium name and the local area, as stadiums were often named for physical features of the area or important local individuals.
I know you’ve been to far more ballparks than I have– if you could re-name each one that’s sold its name, what would you choose?

Joe:

All right, Melody, I’ll bite. Here’s what I’d call each stadium — mostly I would go old school:

Baltimore: Camden Yards.
Toronto: Skydome.
New York: Yankee Stadium 2.0 (or 3.0, really)
Tampa Bay: Demolished.
Boston: Fenway Park.

 

Baldrick Posted: September 11, 2014 at 03:01 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: general, joe posnanski, stadiums

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Poll: Does Citizens Bank Park really need metal detectors at the gates?

“Phillies fans arriving at the game against the San Francisco Giants Monday night were greeted by new security measures in the form of walk-through metal detectors at the right-field gates of Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia.

The metal detectors, installed earlier in the month, were rolled out for use for the first time on June 21 as part of a pilot program at the stadium….”

NattyBoh Posted: July 22, 2014 at 06:45 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb_rules, phillies, stadiums

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Slate: How to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in 30 days.

This may be a good tool for waiver wire warriors like Casper Wells.

If visiting all 30 stadiums in 30 days sounds like a great idea to you, you’re in luck. The tool above, constructed by Ben, allows you to build your own road trip. Pick your home stadium and a start date, and the algorithm will shoot back a custom-made road trip that will take you to every stadium in America, and back to the city where your trip began, in 30 days or fewer. The math allows four hours for every game, more than enough to stay in your seat from first pitch to last out for most contests (the league average last year was 2 hours and 58 minutes). Provided, of course, that none of the games are delayed by weather, or worse, rained out—either outcome can put a serious crimp in your carefully laid plans…

It turns out that the biggest obstacle to planning these trips isn’t always getting to out of the way stadiums in places like Seattle or Denver, though that is a challenge. It’s finding the best way to visit stadium-dense regions. There are a half-dozen stadiums nestled in the Northeast corridor, from Boston to Washington, D.C.—but that doesn’t mean they’ll all have home games on consecutive nights. And cities with two teams rarely schedule overlapping home stands. Last season, for example, there wasn’t a single day when both L.A. teams had home games played at least four hours apart.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 11:37 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: stadiums, travel

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCalcaterra: So, if you’re not a fan of the Royals or Giants, who ya got?
(75 - 7:11pm, Oct 20)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogFan Returns Home Run Ball to Ishikawa; Receives World Series tickets
(17 - 7:11pm, Oct 20)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

NewsblogBrisbee: The 5 worst commercials of the MLB postseason
(122 - 7:10pm, Oct 20)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(61 - 7:05pm, Oct 20)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(271 - 6:52pm, Oct 20)
Last: Jimmy P

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(2754 - 6:43pm, Oct 20)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8361 - 6:42pm, Oct 20)
Last: Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee

NewsblogPitch from Zito helped sell Hudson on Giants | MLB.com
(4 - 6:39pm, Oct 20)
Last: Willie Mayspedester

NewsblogMorosi: Could Cain’s story make baseball king of sports world again?
(97 - 6:24pm, Oct 20)
Last: BDC

NewsblogAngell: Gigantic
(36 - 6:22pm, Oct 20)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogESPN: Brian Roberts retires
(22 - 6:19pm, Oct 20)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogCould the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is everything that Bombers are not - NY Daily News
(23 - 6:13pm, Oct 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(841 - 6:13pm, Oct 20)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogWhy Royals great Frank White no longer associates with the team whose stadium he built - Yahoo Sports
(17 - 5:35pm, Oct 20)
Last: Zach

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(8 - 5:17pm, Oct 20)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 1.1924 seconds
55 querie(s) executed