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Category: Ballparks

Let There Be Light(s)

By Phil Hecken, with Ronnie Bolton Follow @PhilHecken Night baseball, made possible by the addition of floodlights to a stadium’s roof, is not a new phenomenon — in fact the …

If They Build It, I Will Go

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still …

Remembering The Mid-Summer Classic’s Classic Past

By Phil Hecken, with Ron Bolton Follow @PhilHecken This Tuesday, in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the played. It’s the 89th …

Building Baseball’s Cathedrals

By Phil Hecken, with Ron Bolton Follow @PhilHecken Readers will recall I featured Ronnie Bolton (who posts on Twitter as @OTBaseballPhoto and who you should definitely follow) earlier this year …

A Taste of Reds Threads

By Phil Hecken, with Cam Miller Follow @PhilHecken A few weekends ago, I introduced you to Cam Miller, a film maker, composer, motion graphics editor, baseball historian and freelance writer …

Artist Andy Brown Returns, for Baseball Season

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Readers will recall a short while ago I featured artist Andy Brown, who shared his paintings and drawings from PyeongChang, Korea, during the past Winter …

Kinda Sketchy

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken A few weeks ago, a gentleman with whom I’ve worked on articles for Uni Watch before, Mark Anderson, and who posts on Twitter as …

Yankees Retire Joe Torre’s Number 6

Runnin’ out of numbers. There will never be another New York Yankee with a No. 6 on his back. During a pregame ceremony Saturday, the Yankees officially retired Hall of …

The Worst MLB Giveaways of 2014

By Phil Hecken Last week I was joined by Joe Mueller, who brought us his version of the Best MLB Giveaways of 2014. Today he’s back with the worst. (Click …

The Best MLB Giveaways of 2014

By Phil Hecken You fine folks may recall last year I was contacted by then-seventeen-year-old Joe Mueller who wanted to give us a taste of Major League Baseball giveaways — …

Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

If you can’t see this slideshow, click here [Editor’s Note: Today’s main entry is from intern Mike Chamernik, who has something very appropriate for the onset of the baseball season.] …

Take Me Out To The … Cricket Ground?

By Phil Hecken While a good percentage of the western world was sleeping (or watching the NCAA Tourney), the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the …

Baseball Cathedrals, Volume II

By Phil Hecken And now, for Volume II of “Baseball Cathedrals,” which details the wonderful twitter account (@MLBCathedrals) maintained by Mark Anderson. If you missed the first part, please click …

Baseball Cathedrals, Vol. I

By Phil Hecken Several months ago, in the comments, a reader whom I can’t remember mentioned that @MLBCathedrals would be a great Twitter account to follow. I think, at the …

Everyone Loves Free Stuff — A Sampling of MLB Ballpark Giveaways for 2013

By Phil Hecken Ah. Freebies at the ballpark. It’s been a while since I went to a baseball game with the expressed purpose of getting some swag, and if my …