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Our home-page "blog" from April 9, 2011
New on the site
Go to our Facebook page to provide your predictions of the six division winners this year, and please "like" us while you're there! Also, I've updated the exhaustive listing of all of the pro parks I've ever visited. And while we still have a lot of old pages to import into the site (meaning you'll receive "page not found" errors in the meantime), we've made a lot of progress. Please continue to tell us what you think here.
Eating at the park
The Orioles say that they've invested over $11 million in developing better food choices at Camden Yards ... The food served at Nationals games should improve this season as Union Square Hospitality Group takes over some of the concession operations ... To no one's great surprise, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reports that hot dogs are the most consumed food at ballparks.
I have lotsa games coming up! Let me know if you'll be attending any of them: Frisco 4/11; Pittsburgh 4/13; WV Power 4/14; Ohio U. 4/15; Ohio State and Columbus Clippers 4/16; Cincy 4/17; Chicago Cubs 4/18; Omaha (TD Ameritrade Park) 4/19 and Omaha Storm Chasers 4/20.
2011 E-Guides available
The 2011 editions of Ballpark E-Guides are now available, and they are still only $5.00! They are available for Yankee Stadium, Fenway, Citi Field and Citizens Bank Park. They'll help you save money on parking, tickets, souvenirs and concessions, and make you an expert on the place even if you're attending your very first game there!
Big League ballpark notes
The new Team Marketing Report is out. It tells us that Fenway has the highest average ticket price, while the Pirates have the lowest. Overall, ticket prices rose 1.2% over last year ... And with attendance down somewhat, USA Today reports on promotions for discounted tickets ... The Brewers are celebrating the 10th birthday of Miller Park (left) ... The Cubs have had a lot of problems in recent years, but attracting fans to Wrigley hasn't been one of them -- until now. The team just had its smallest home crowd in nine years ... And in a reversal, the Cubs have gone back to live organ music while introducing batters at home games ... There was a moving ceremony honoring Bob Feller at Progressive Field prior to the Indians' Opener ... It's been two years since new Yankee Stadium opened. The new park wiped out several youth ball fields, and the neighborhood had been promised replacement fields on the site of the now demolished ballpark. Those fields aren't completed yet.