Jackson: A scoreboard of yore, mourned

From SABR member Frank Jackson at The Hardball Times on July 12, 2018:

Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati is a key stop in the grand tour of major league baseball parks. Opened for business in 2003, it offers all the modern amenities that characterize a 21st century ballpark. Prime among them is the main scoreboard atop the left field stands, 217 feet long and fulfilling all the rising requirements for such structures.

Adjacent to the ballpark, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum chronicles the days when fans’ expectations were more modest. But there is more when it comes to less is more.

No baseball pilgrimage to the Cincinnati area is complete without a field trip to the suburb of Blue Ash, Ohio. No major (or minor) league games were ever played there but it deserves a place on the seamhead bucket list. Blue Ash is the poor man’s time machine: it hosts a reasonable facsimile of Crosley Field (i.e., the field itself, not the structure), which was the home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1912 to 1970 and demolished two years later.

Read the full article here: https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/a-scoreboard-of-yore-mourned/

Originally published: July 12, 2018. Last Updated: July 12, 2018.