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The Week That Was: April 29

Nostalgia, front-office changes and a resolution of the SWB Yankees ballpark/ownership situation. Here are the most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured in page views. Lost in the shuffle: Tiger Stadium and Crosley Field Tal Smith joins ODP as special advisor Pacifics: Fate of NAL’s Northern Division rests on winning […]

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O’Conner, San Diego make news in slow Winter Meetings

During an unusually slow Winter Meetings, two events made headlines: Pat O’Conner was re-elected unanimously as Minor League Baseball president and San Diego was awarded the 2014 event. We’re talking slow in terms of activity among owners: normally there’s plenty of chatter about teams on the market and potential buyers, but this year the talk […]

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Petco Park / San Diego Padres

Petco Park is large scale in a number of ways. Padres sluggers are not  especially enamored with the ballpark’s dimensions, especially when they  glance at the extreme power allies. While straightaway center is a  reachable 396 feet, the power allies extend to 402 in left and a  whopping 411 in right. These are especially challenging […]

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