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The Most (and Least) Affordable Places in America to Be a Baseball Fan

Boston Red Sox supporters need quite the chunk of change to enjoy a live game.

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Every U.S. County's Favorite Baseball Team (According to Facebook)

Hating the Yankees is almost as universal as 'liking' them.

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Spring Training Stadiums Are a Bad Investment, And No One Cares

One Arizona city spent roughly $100 million to keep the Chicago Cubs, despite little evidence their leaving would hurt the local economy.

History Shots

Your Baseball Team's Genealogy, in One Incredible Infographic

There's a good chance the team you cheer started in a different city with a different name.

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You've Heard of a Party Bus. Now Pittsburgh Has a Party Bridge

Festivities for a rubber duck Friday, and a man jumping off the bridge (safely) with joy last night.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.

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Can San Jose Really Sue Its Way to a Major League Baseball Team?

The city has filed a lawsuit against MLB for stalling the A's move from Oakland. But there's surely a non-litigious deal to be made here.

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A Short History of the World's First Retractable Stadium Roof

In 1989, Toronto unveiled the SkyDome to much pomp and circumstance.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Videos That'll Make You Kind of Love the City

The baseball team ditched CGI ship fights for streetscapes and signature Pittsburgh imagery.

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2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

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How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

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The Outsized Legacy of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium

Camden Yards may have been a groundbreaking project, but plenty of locals still long for a less stylish sports past.

Micheline Maynard

Downtown Toledo's Minor League Mojo

Minor league ballparks can thrive when combined with a passionate local sports culture and an already improving downtown.

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In D.C., Baseball-Oriented Development Seems, at Last, to Be Working

How Nationals Park, to the surprise of its neighbors, is leading to a better community.

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As Fenway Park Turns 100, Remember That It Almost Didn't Make It

The historic ballpark fought off demolition and ended up better off for it.

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This Week in Bans: Baltimore Orioles Ban Naked Batman 'For Life'

Also, a Florida town outlaws nightclubs and a skating rink that could possibly be used for illicit dancing, and more.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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Miami Marlins Risk Dropping the Ball on Transit

The new $634 million stadium is ready to go, but how fans will get there remains unclear

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Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field