Down on the Farm

Author, historian, photographer, and baseball lover Ari Kaufman takes you with him on his journeys to beautiful Minor League ballparks throughout America.

Down on the Farm: Deep in Dixie

This serves as the sixth post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (Prior editions can be accessed here.) Whereas recent reviews focused on the Texas League’s ballparks in large, prosperous Heartland cities with big attendance numbers, we also journeyed to Jackson, […]

Down on the Farm: Loving Little Rock

This serves as the fifth post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (All prior editions can be accessed here.) The Arkansas River, our nation’s sixth longest at nearly 1,500 miles, separates Little Rock from North Little Rock. And whereas […]

Down On the Farm: Continuing through Cardinal Country

This serves as the fourth post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (All prior editions can be accessed here.) Just a few days before visiting the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, I was in the Queen City of […]

Down On the Farm: Memorable Memphis

This serves as the third post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (All prior editions can be accessed here.) Memphis sits fewer than 300 miles down the Mississippi from St. Louis and might as well be its baseball sister city. […]

Down on the Farm: May Day on the Bay

This serves as the second post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (All prior editions can be accessed here.) It’s hard to fathom that the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, Texas didn’t have professional baseball until the past decade. But […]

Down On the Farm, Season 3: On the Banks of the Mighty Miss

This serves as the first post in my third season of a series called “Down on the Farm” that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout the 2013 campaign. (The entire 2011 and 2012 editions can be accessed here.)

Down on the Farm: Rebuilding Effort Shows in Schaumburg

In the final days of the Minor and Independent League seasons, AJ spent a pleasant evening with the Frontier League’s Schaumburg Boomers in suburban Chicago.

Down on the Farm: Summertime in the Alamo City at Nelson Wolff Stadium

During the dog days of August, AJ took in some Double-A baseball at Nelson Wolff Stadium on a scorching Monday night in South Texas.

Down on the Farm: Omaha Storm Chasers, Indianapolis Indians Having Success on the Midwest Farm

While my favorite Major League Baseball team has been — and continues to be — an embarrassment the past month, this morning seemed a good time for a quick shout-out to the success of the two Triple-A teams I support.

Down on the Farm: “Character Counts in Joliet”

AJ Kaufman recent spent a pleasant summer night way outside Chicago at a unique Independent League venue.

Down on the Farm: Deep in the Heartland at ‘The Vet’

AJ Kaufman was recently joined by some MSF colleagues in Middle America for some pure Minor League Baseball. This is his review of Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids.

TD Ameritrade Park: ‘Down on the Farm’ College World Series Special

Following two separate visits, AJ Kaufman reviews TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha.

Down on the Farm: “Security and Elevation” in Colorado Springs

In his third post over the past 11 days, AJ Kaufman offers observations from the Rocky Mountains with a review of Security Service Field in Colorado Springs.

Red River Rendezvous, Part 2: Oklahoma

In his second review of the week, AJ Kaufman moves 200 miles north from Dallas to Oklahoma’s capital city for a visit to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Red River Rendezvous, Part 1: Texas

In his June edition, AJ Kaufman will summarize two ballparks from America’s south-central portion he visited on back-to-back nights. First, Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas.