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Monday, February 24, 2020

Ready to Rock? 2020 MLB Ballpark Concerts

Over the years, Major League Baseball ballparks have evolved from hosting more than baseball by expanding into entertainment and welcoming major concerts. This year is no different, with several high-profile tours making stops across MLB’s slate of facilities…

The Stadium Tour brings Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts together…Another classic rock act hitting the road this summer is Guns N’ Roses. On select dates, they will be joined by special guests The Smashing Pumpkins…The Hella Mega Tour will be hitting the road featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and special guests The Intruders…Dead & Company will once again tour MLB ballparks this summer, with stops scheduled at multiple facilities…In addition to the rock and roll acts, there are several country artists touring MLB ballparks…

NattyBoh Posted: February 24, 2020 at 07:04 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, concerts, music

Friday, January 24, 2020

Ranking the names of major league ballparks

Now that the Hall of Fame election is over and a good number of the top free agents have signed, we’re about to enter the slowest period of the offseason news cycle. Let’s kill time by making a list, shall we?

This list is inspired by yesterday’s news about Miller Park changing its name to American Family Field next year. As I noted in that post, neither of those are terrible names for a park given by a corporation which means that, yeah, some corporate-named parks are better than others.

So I thought it’d be fun to rank the names of all the parks. Let’s go

A consideration that may be of interest, given our past discussion of stadium names.

 

QLE Posted: January 24, 2020 at 12:53 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, rankings, the name game

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

LEADING OFF: Yost begins final homestand with Royals

FINAL DAYS

The Kansas City Royals host the Atlanta Braves in their first game since manager Ned Yost announced Monday he plans to retire at the end of the season. The 65-year-old Yost, who has been on a year-to-year contract, is the only manager to lead the Royals to back-to-back World Series, losing to the Giants in seven games in 2014 and beating the Mets in five the following year. Kansas City plays two games against Atlanta before finishing the season with a weekend series at home against Minnesota.

FINAL DAYS II

The Texas Rangers begin their last homestand at their 25-year-old stadium, first known as The Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers are moving across the street into a $1 billion-plus air-conditioned stadium with a retractable roof. After Boston comes to town for a three-game series, Texas finishes the season with three games against the AL East champion New York Yankees. Edinson Vólquez and Ariel Jurado are expected to pitch Tuesday night against Boston, and Eduardo Rodríguez goes for his 19th win for the Red Sox.

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2019 at 12:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, gerrit cole, kris bryant, ned yost, rangers

 

 

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