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McKechnie Field upgrades set for 2013

Upgrades to McKechnie Field, spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home of the Bradenton Marauders (High Class A; Florida State League), are set for next season. The upgrades include the addition of a wraparound concourse, outfield tiki bar, upgraded seating and more. (You can see the full details at our sister site, Spring […]

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Anheuser-Busch joins forces with Cards at Ballpark Village

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Cos. have a new partner in the $100-million first phase of Ballpark Village, next to Busch Stadium: Anheuser-Busch will launch a bar/restaurant complex. Under the licensing and sponsorship agreement, Anheuser-Busch will lend its name to a venue that includes a restaurant with German-inspired cuisine, more than 100 national and […]

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Print wars: STL, NYC newspapers spar over Santana no-hitter

Nothing more entertaining than an old-fashioned newspaper war, as St. Louis and New York City dailies fight over the legitimacy of Johan Santana’s no-hitter Friday night. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch started the kerfuffle by publishing a rather provocative headline in Saturday’s sports section, appending an asterisk to the headline (shown here). The explanation: a missed […]

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The Week That Was: May 27

Success in Pensacola, Dodger Stadium problems, fence dimensions and affiliated ball in Ottawa: The most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Blue Wahoos: Success means ballpark upgrades Freedom Baseball League begins play New Astros uniforms: Bring back the orange! Charges dropped in Dodger Stadium beating Marlins: No […]

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MLB teams plan Earth Day activities

No matter the team colors, many Major League Baseball teams and ballparks are going green this weekend to mark Earth Day. Many teams have already instituted green programs in their ballparks — Target Field is a LEED-certified building, the Giants and Royals installed solar panels at their homes, the Nationals have an elaborate cistern system […]

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