April 8, 2008 [LINK / comment]
More Wrigley Field tweaks
Based on a tip from Mike Zurawski, I have made some minor modifications to the Wrigley Field diagrams, mainly on the third base side where the new "CBOE" seating section is located. I noticed from Bleed Cubbie Blue that since the resodding was done over the winter, the infield dirt area is now conventionally shaped.
Also from Mike: The Red Sox (in last place!) open their first home series at Fenway Park this year with the new "Coca-Cola Corner" upper deck section. The "Bleacher Bar" ground-level restaurant in center field will open in May, after which the maximum capacity will be 39,928. See boston.com . You know what this means: still more diagram "tweaks." (Groan...)
Back home again
The return of the Washington Nationals to their brand-spanking new home failed to boost their playing success last night. Somehow Tim Redding lost the superb control he showed against the Phillies last week, and the Marlins kept batting the ball out of the park. The Nats made several comeback attempts, but kept wasting run-scoring opportunities. Final score: 10-7.
The Giants have put a small banner in honor of Barry Bonds on the right field wall at AT&T Park. Well, they can't erase history. See MLB.com.