Diamonds and Walls: Building the Perfect Ballpark

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles play in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Baltimore. It's been 25 years since the Baltimore Orioles began playing in Camden Yards, the start of a nationwide trend of major league teams moving into new ballparks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Influenced by visiting twenty-two of the current thirty Major League Baseball (MLB) ballparks, including some no longer in existence (old Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, RFK, and the Metrodome), there are certain things that attract regarding baseball diamonds and walls.  With news of the Angels being courted by the City of Long Beach and Paul Goldberger’s…...

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