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Farewell to Tal’s Hill

It lasted 17 seasons, which is perhaps longer than expected, but after the Houston Astros end their home season, the notorious hill in center field, known from Minute Maid Park’s opening day as Tal’s Hill, will be no more. Continue reading

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Saving The Banks

An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights the drain on public funds of mixed-use development near the new stadiums in Cincinnati. But perhaps in an effort to tell a cautionary tale, the AJC missed a couple much more encouraging stories from other cities that have combined publicly-funded stadiums with new development. Continue reading

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Lima was right

Pitcher Jose Lima famously once said of Minute Maid Park (in Houston), “Whoever design this ballpark is not my friend.” Continue reading

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