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Spring training begins as Diamondbacks pitchers, catchers report

If you’re staring out at a yard full of snow, take heart: spring training officially began yesterday, as Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers reported to camp yesterday. Yes, we’re dealing with snow and below-average temperatures here at Ballpark Digest headquarters, with no end in sight. (Well, technically, that’s not true: We’ll be in Phoenix at […]

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The Year That Was: 2012

Ballpark visits across the country, the future of Wrigley Field, the preservation of old ballparks and planning for future MLB ballparks. The top stories posted on Ballpark Digest in 2012, as measured by page views. Appalachian Power Park / West Virginia Power JetBlue Park at Fenway South / Boston Red Sox Turner Field / Atlanta […]

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Arizona Fall League launches today

If you’re in the Phoenix area, this is the third part of the baseball season for fans, as the Arizona Fall League — featuring MLB’s elite prospects — opens its 20th anniversary season today. The slate today: Scottsdale Scorpions at Phoenix Desert Dogs (12:35 p.m.), Surprise Saguaros at Peoria Javelinas (12:35 p.m.) and Mesa Solar […]

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Peoria to spend $48 million on upgrading spring-training complex

Peoria (Az.) will spend $48 million on upgrading the spring-training complex for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners as part of a lease extension running through 2034. Spring training has become a big business, with demanding — and receiving — first-rate complexes. The Peoria Stadium complex was considered state of the art when it […]

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Salt River Fields earns LEED Gold Certification

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the new spring-training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, achieved a significant milestone and a first for a Major League Baseball facility: It was awarded LEED Gold Certification for New Construction from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The spring-training facility, which opened in February 2011, […]

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