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Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Ballpark DigestLimited posting today, as we’re headed to Chicago for the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, followed by a U.S. Cellular Field trip tonight and the annual trek to Wrigley Field tomorrow.

We’ll have a full writeup tomorrow about the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, a keenly anticipated new home of the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames. Besides serving as home to the Flames, the $10-million ballpark was designed to be a community resource, with more than 40 youth organizations in Chicago, serving nearly 11,000 kids, using the ballpark regularly. We’ll be there for tonight’s dedication and ballgame. We’ll follow that up with a Chicago White Sox game tonight at U.S. Cellular Field, followed by a Cubs game tomorrow at Wrigley Field.

Of course, we’re breaking every rule of website management by announcing that there will be limited posting the next few days, but breaking the rules seems to be working out in these parts. March was the best month ever for all of August Publications, as we ended up breaking the 5-million pageview mark across our sites. We set individual-site records at Ballpark Digest (ending up with 1.4M total pageviews for the month), Spring Training Online (total monthly pageviews) and (both total and daily-average pageviews).

On the book front, next week we’ll be announcing availability of three new titles: Mark McCarter‘s history of the Class AA Southern League, Mark Cryan’s second edition of Cradle of the Game: Baseball and Ballparks in North Carolina, and a second edition of The Complete Guide to Big League Ballparks. Watch the site or, better, subscribe to the Ballpark Digest and August Publications newsletters. You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.

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