When’s the last time you’ve been to a ballpark?
My goodness, these ballparks are just absolutely spectacular these days.
What’s interesting is that baseball has been returning to it’s minimalist design roots. The modern stadium designs are all about bringing the spectators closer to the players with less distraction between them and the actual game.
Look at pictures of baseball fields from the 70s, 80s and 90s and compare to pictures of the most recently built baseball stadiums to be unveiled in MLB, minor league, college and high school levels over the last decade.
It’s really interesting to see the difference in batting cages, field equipment used, bleachers and seating, and even just the placement of advertising, billboards, video and more.
Minimalism is all about a more pure experience, wherever it is applied.
So baseball, the timeless tradition has certainly evolved over time in its display and presentation of the game, and its been getting back to that pure experience that we all long for.
They started minimalistic in the early 1900s and now they return.
I love baseball. And as we head into the fall, we can look forward to some great playoff and World Series baseball games coming up.
Don’t forget to support your local little leagues and high school baseball too – those kids are working hard in our communities and backyards and are the future of the game.