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Ranking Comerica Park and Fifth Third Field

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

The Pacific Partnership: Examining Asian players’ placement in MLB

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

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