The Rustbelt may have taken an overall economic hit since the turn of the millennium, but the ballpark renaissance graced the region wonderfully in the same time frame. Continuing my now seven-year streak, I visited another MLB field for the first time in 2017–Comerica Park in Detroit. I traveled up to the Motor City with … Continue reading Ranking Comerica Park and Fifth Third Field
With Easter and the baseball season dawning simultaneously, is there any better feeling? A few thrilling days of MLB action are in the books, so here are a few of my thoughts. 1. Giancarlo Stanton will improve in New York. After hitting 59 home runs in a career-best, NL MVP 2017 season, Stanton’s stock may … Continue reading 4 Thoughts from Opening Day 2018
You can’t sneeze in 2018 without contaminating the word “globalization,” or perhaps “interconnectedness.” And although those buzzwords are significantly shallower than their overzealous TED-wannabe speakers attempt to portray, it’s true that improved technology and transportation have made everything increasingly global. That trend has extended to baseball. At the start of the 2017 season, a record … Continue reading The Pacific Partnership: Examining Asian players’ placement in MLB
By: Steve Miller – I’ve noticed that new Marlin Lewis Brinson and many Dayton basketball players have something sports can use more of–pride in where they are.