AT&T Park nestles right up to the water, creating a splashy kind of exit for some baseballs. The San Francisco park is the third in my Ballpark Quirks series for Sports Illustrated. Check out the history of McCovey Cove and how it almost wasn’t by following my SI link here.
The Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS watch offers quite the array of services within one easily wearable container. Check out more details about one of the best GPS running watches on the market via my Sports Illustrated post here.
As Atlanta announced its new MLS franchise for 2017, I took a look at the venue it will play in, a brand-new stadium designed for the NFL’s Falcons. And MLS may be looking at new NFL venues as a top-notch option with rumors that Minneapolis could be next. Read more about the venues at my Sports Illustrated article here.
So, maybe this is a bit more advanced than 1987, but a new Air Jordan skateboarding shoe from Nike actually changes colors as you wear away the top layer of paint. By design. Check out more at my Sports Illustrated article here.
Sharing Yankee Stadium will put a newfound strain on the crews taking care of the grounds. I talked to MLB’s fields head and a MLB groundskeeper with experience in both MLB and MLS teams sharing a venue to explain the difficulties ahead in New York. Read about it all at my Sports Illustrated post here.
Don’t blame the lathe, it was all wooden bat creators had when they created the round knob at the end of a baseball bat. But the Axe Bat creators say they have something more scientifically proven to work, with a study to back them up. Read about how the new Axe Bat handle changes the way a hand and wrist interact with a bat at my Sports Illustrated article here.
Florida State University took its Seminole-filled tradition and ran with it in new uniforms designed by Nike. Check out the new looks and my chat with the designer in my Sports Illustrated article here.
The second in my series on Ballpark Quirks for Sports Illustrated focuses in on the swimming pool behind the right-centerfield fence at Chase Field in Phoenix. So quintessentially Phoenix, the pool has been a mainstay ever since the park opened in 1998. Read more about the history of the pool—and with a link back to my first Ballpark Quirks piece on Fenway Park’s Green Monster—at my Sports Illustrated article here.
There’s not much better than a uniform that celebrates a stadium. The Mississippi State football team will do that—at least in part—to kick off its 2014 season with a new alternate uniform. Read more about it at my Sports Illustrated article here.