Major League Ballparks: No. 19 Tropicana Field

Major League Ballparks: No. 19 Tropicana Field

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 19– Tropicana Field. But, the difference between Tropicana Field and those two is that the Rays as an organization and those in charge...

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The NFL Draft

The NFL Draft

This is why the NFL Draft is ridiculously overhyped and all televised drafts are silly. Mel Kiper Jr. compares JaMarcus Russell to John Elway. How’d that work out? Let’s hope Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are better than Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. We know one of them will turn out better than JaMarcus Russell. Too bad the NFL Draft allows people like Mel Kiper Jr. to remain employed. All he does – all year long –...

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Major League Ballparks: No. 20 The Oakland Coliseum

Major League Ballparks: No. 20 The Oakland Coliseum

  With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 20 – The Oakland Coliseum. I truly wish that this stadium was higher on my list. I really do. I had so many great memories and...

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Random Pro of the Week: Terry Mulholland

Random Pro of the Week: Terry Mulholland

All media members remember pieces of their first handful of times in a big league clubhouse. Little things, like how baseballs sit out for players to sign for some charity or auction as they walk past, how the TV is always on some sporting event, how there are always guys draped on a couch or eating. Or draped on a couch and eating. But, you also remember big things. Like how Andy Ashby chased me out of a clubhouse because it was one minute past...

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Major League Ballparks: No. 21 The Metrodome

Major League Ballparks: No. 21 The Metrodome

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 21 – Minnesota’s Metrodome. The first time I went inside the Metrodome was in the summer of 2005 and one of the first...

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