We’re down to the wire in the 2019 MLB Best of the Ballparks fan vote, with PNC Park and Oracle Park fighting it out for the title. So you know what to do: vote!
In the Final Four matchup, fans chose PNC Park over Fenway Park by a wide margin: 67 percent vs. 33 percent. In the other round, Oracle Park won over Wrigley Field just a single vote. One vote. We tell you every vote counts, and this proves it. That sets for a classic final round, with two new-breed ballparks in the finals.
We know from marketing stats a third of our readers work in the baseball industry, so we’re tapping into that collective expertise. And we know from our research that a third of our readers sell to the baseball industry, so that expertise will be valuable as well. The remaining third—fans, media, government—will certainly have a different view on things as well. We can’t wait to see what our readers, who we consider to be the smartest folks in baseball, say about the best of the ballparks.
We are running the contest with seeded brackets, so there will be plenty of action in coming days. Here’s a breakdown of the voting schedule:
First Round: Completed
Second Round: Completed
Third Round: Completed
Semifinals Round: Completed
Final Round: Now through end of day 5/30
Here’s our schedule for Best of the Ballparks 2019 vote:
MLB: Now-May 27
Low A: Now-June 9
High A: Now-June 16
Class AA: May 29-June 23
Class AAA: June 4-June 30
Short Season A/Rookie: June 14-July 9
Independent: June 10-July 7
Summer Collegiate: June 17-July 12
Some things to note. First, you are allowed to vote multiple times, but you can only vote once per day. Second, you don’t need to fill out a full slate: partially filled lineups will count. A running tally of the vote will be presented. Signing up for the Ballpark Digest newsletter means you’ll receive regular updates on the votes.