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Looking up links to articles on our home page "blog"

I know how it is. Sometimes when you're really into ballparks, you want to do some research on recent ballpark news. Since the home page of BASEBALLPARKS.COM acts as a blog of sorts to lead you to articles on all of the ballpark news of importance, it's a great place to check first. However, there's so much breaking news about baseball stadiums happening all the time that we change the content in those "feature boxes" very often -- sometimes multiple times in a day.

So what do you do when you want to read about a topic that has been "rotated off" the home page? Well, now you can check our Archives to see what topics have been touched upon on our home page. Of course, there is absolutely no guarantee that the links will still get you to the right article by the time you check out an older home page, but at least our blurb will probably give you enough info so that you can research the topic further on Google News or the like. And, of course, you can always search the entire BASEBALLPARKS.COM site through our Site Search function.

I update this archive every couple of weeks or so. If you're doing research for a newspaper or magazine article, and you don't find what you're looking for here, feel free to call me at 512-826-0853.

Below are our summaries from this year. If you're looking for items from last year, we've saved all of the summaries from 2014 on a special page. The links actually do take you to representations of our home page from that point in time, complete with links to outside articles -- that may or may not still be active. The summaries from 2013 are here, 2012 are here, 2011 are here, 2010 are here, 2009 are here, 2008 is here and 2007 here. Note that the summaries for 2007 through 2010 no longer have any live links.

  • January 31, 2015 -- Our Ballpark Year In Review for 2014 is available for viewing; MLB is concerned about drones appearing over games; the only sticking point in a new spring-training complex for the Nationals and Astros in Palm Beach County is the exact site to construct it; there's a new corporate-sponsorship name for Cubs Park in Mesa; readers of The Sporting News voted Miller Park as the best in the big leagues; Hamilton County, Ohio got creative when the seats at the Reds' ballpark needed to be replaced.
  • March 16, 2015 -- We posted a pictorial essay on the changes to HoHoKam Park now that the A's have replaced the Cubs as tenants; the webmaster penned a six-page article in the USA Today Spring Training Preview; Palm Beach County moved closer to funding a two-team spring training complex; the Yankees are fearful that pro soccer is ruining the playing surface at Yankee Stadium; bees took over Tempe Diablo Stadium; WiFi is coming th Busch Stadium; there's a new bar at Great American Ball Park; Phoenix Muni is now occupied by Arizona State after the A's moved out; Wrigley improvements are ruffling feathers; the cost of parking at Dodge Stadium has doubled in two years; the Major League All Star Game will be hosted by NL teams in consecutive years.
  • April 5, 2015 -- We provided a pictorial essay on all of the positive changes at the Twins' spring-training complex; we summarized all of the news swirling around the renovations at Wrigley Field; it appears Washington will get the 2018 All Star Game; Great American Ball Park now has a suite for mothers and their newborns, and it offers self-serve beer dispensers; attendance was staggeringly large for exhibitions in Montreal, awakening thoughts that maybe big-league baseball would work there after all; the Braves' new stadium will have some significant "green" initiatives.
  • May 11, 2015 -- We provided a link to my 40-minute discussion with Steve Manderson on MLB ballparks; the 2015 Baseball Travel Map is in stock; the fan-less game at Baltimore's Camden Yards was examined from the standpoint of players, management and loss revenue -- and humorously by SNL; a new spring training complex in West Palm Beach is practically a certainty now; Dodger Stadium's HR rate is up this year; Rogers Centre's new artificial surface is generating significant controversy; the Astrodome celebrated its 50th birthday.
  • June 6, 2015 -- Our in-depth review of Nashville's new park was posted; one of our favorite authors (Kurt Smith) wrote a piece for us about Wrigley's (disappointing) changes; Tal's Hill will be eliminated at Minute Maid Park; a scary incident occurred at Fenway; a family of skunks took up residence at Dodger Stadium; a new video screen is about to be added to Great American Ball Park, and a fire there forced fans to move during a game; regular season games could be on tap at Montreal's Olympic Stadium; fans need to be wary of parking scams in Detroit.
  • July 7, 2015 -- Thirty-eight photos and 6,800 words comprise our in-depth review of Monongalia County Ballpark in West Virginia; fire destroyed Eugene, Oregon's Civic Stadium; a "turf war" is happening at the site of Tiger Stadium; Labatt Park, the best ballpark never built, was profiled.
  • August 10, 2015 -- We provided an exclusive (not available elsewhere) article about Brian Moore, who has seen games in 500 different ballparks; our in-depth review of Biloxi's MGM Park not only contains three dozen pictures, but it also provides all of the compelling history of how the park came to be; all legislative hurdles have been overcome, meaning a new spring training complex will be built in West Palm Beach, FL; a lawsuit was filed in an attempt to force all baseball parks to provide protective netting down both foul lines.
  • September 29, 2015 -- We announced our 2015 Ballpark of the Year: Monongalia County Ballpark, new home of the West Virginia Black Bears of the NY-Penn League; following a fantastic series of renovations in 2014, the Indians announced another set of changes that will completed in the coming offseason.
  • October 31, 2015 -- We provided our annual comparison of the two parks in this year's World Series; Round Rock, Texas was named the #1 Minor League city in the country; there's a nine-hole golf course within Petco Park; the Braves are going all out on the development of the entertainment district to be known as The Battery Atlanta; the City of San Jose struck out in its bid to get the US Supreme Court to hear their case against MLB.