net.people: The Personalities and Passions Behind the Web Sites
By Eric C. Steinert and Thomas E. Bleier
With the explosive growth of the Internet, people from all walks of life are bringing their dreams and schemes to life as Web sites. In net.people, authors Bleier and Steinert take you up close and personal with the creators of 35 of the world's most intriguing online ventures. For the first time, these entrepreneurs and visionaries share their personal stories and hard-won secrets of Webmastering. You'll learn how each of them launched a home page, increased site traffic, geared up for e-commerce, found financing, dealt with failure and success, built new relationships-and discovered that a Web site had changed their lives forever. CyberAge Books
Available: December 1999/softbound
©South Bend Tribune -- August 23, 1999
Bookmarks: Online sports schedules, stats and scores for diehard fans
By HEIDI PRESCOTT Tribune Business Writer
You're a sports enthusiast, which means you probably have the home pages of your favorite teams bookmarked and can rattle off the mainstream sites just as easily as you can recite their starting lineups.
Ballparks come to life www.ballparks.com
Aerial shots and seating charts are supplied on Ballparks, a site actually featuring not only baseball parks, but also stadiums and arenas. Find maps and capacities as well as stories about the background of each park. There are also links to Major League Baseball teams and information about ticket purchases near the bottom of every ballpark page.
GnomeFAVORITES06.12.1999 Weekly Digest
"Take me out to the Web site; take me out to go browse." My extreme fear of the ball (and failure to connect with it) kept me from pursuing a career in sports. Nevertheless, my brother and father are moderate athletic junkies, so I thought I'd pass along this rather amazing resource to the rest of you. Every sports nut needs to see this; here, in great detail, you can learn about all the major baseball parks, basketball arenas, football stadiums, and hockey rinks (past and present). "For it's one... two... three sites--you're out! At the old Web game."
April 18, 1999
BASEBALL FANS will be shelling peanuts and spilling beer in a new ballpark by season's end, with four more to come next year. Keep track of the new fields and old ones alike on these sites, which match up the corporate names with their cities and give a rundown of the perks at each park.
This cyberguide to parks past, present and future - run by fans Paul Munsey and Cory Suppes - features striking photos and histories of all current arenas and links to their sites, plus nostalgic glimpses at meccas like Ebbets, Comiskey and Crosley.
Best Seat in the House
By Jay Ahuja
You're on First
Now that you have a schedule, it's time to start covering the bases. To determine which teams and ballparks to visit, check out Ballparks by Munsey & Suppes (www.ballparks.com). This is the definitive ballpark web site, with aerial and playing-field photos, stadium capacities, seating charts, ballpark trivia and historical essays on all the current parks.
March 20, 1999
The scoop on every major-league ballpark, past and present -- even a few that don't even exist yet. Photos, dimensions and clever histories supplement stadium trivia. From retro-ballyards to actual ballyards of yesteryear, the history's all here.
Brill's Content Magazine
[[Sources]] Batter Up!
By Ed Shanahan
We've picked the best in the field of baseball information for the benefit of those of you scoring the game at home.
on the web: Trying to round up baseball information on-line can be overwhelming. There are official pages, unofficial pages, fan sites, historical sites, statistical sites, and sites dedicated to defunct leagues, as well as sites geared to those people active in leagues destined to live only in the realm of fantasy. What follows are some of the good, useful, or just plain interesting ones.
Ballparks by Munsey & Suppes
(www.ballparks.com) Everything you ever wanted to know about the ball yards inhabited by the major-league teams. In the works: detailed information on minor-league and college stadia.
The Wide World of Web Sports
By Tom Singer
1. Total Sports
2. In The Crease - Professional Hockey Journal
3. Athlete Daily
4. CNN/Sports Illustrated
5. CBS SportsLine
Definitely old school. But in an era of disposable stadiums, what a wonderful time-machine excursion to when playgrounds were temples. The opening page has that Pleasantville effect: Black-and-white images morph to color as your pointer passes over them. Despite the address, it covers all the houses, past and present, of the four major sports in stunning, affectionate detail - in words and pictures. With just the right touch of cybermedia: When you enter the baseball section, for instance, you're greeted by a synthesized "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."
9. Fox Sports
10. DBC Sports
TVOnline Super Sites
Super Bowl XXXIII, scheduled for Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. ET on Fox, figures to attract the largest TV audience of the year. The Fox telecast will be everything we’ve come to expect: every camera angle, super-slo-mo replays, the soothing play-by-play of Pat Summerall and the frenetic analysis of John Madden. Plus all those great first-run commercials. But if you’re lucky enough to have WebTV, digital cable or any other Interactive TV product, you can enrich your Super Bowl viewing beyond all measure. The Super Bowl is a cyberspace feast, with scores of web sites devoted to every aspect of the Big Game. Interactive TV puts them all at your fingertips.
And don’t worry about missing anything: football must have been created with the Net in mind. The Big Game telecast will run nearly four hours and there’s so much dead time—huddles, replays, conferences among the officials—that you can surf dozens of web sites and not miss a thing. Even during live action, you can pop up the picture-in-picture feature and still watch the game while checking out a site.
So, limber up those fingers. TV Online will take you on a quick tour of 10 Super Bowl sites where you can learn everything from how many touchdown passes John Elway has thrown in the playoffs to how to place a bet on the game. 2. www.ballparks.com
The first five Miami Super Bowls were played in the Orange Bowl. Since ‘89, they’ve been at Joe Robbie Stadium, now known as Pro Player Stadium. For the hardcore stadium junkie, a visit to www.ballparks.com is mandatory. Everything you ever wanted to know about any stadium, any sport, past, present and future, is right here. Click on Pro Player Stadium in the directory on the left-hand side of the main page and it whisks you right to 2269 N.W. 199th St., and gives you Pro Player’s seating plans, configuration, game-day weather conditions, a gorgeous picture gallery and a complete history of the facility. If you’re the kind of fan who loves old ballyards, you’ll want to bookmark this site and come back often.
Baseball on the Web
By Rob Edelman
MIS:Press, Inc. 1998
Chapter 12 - Ballyards - Page 174 & 175
Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes
This exceptionally entertaining, fact-filled Web site, maintained by Paul Munsey and Cory Suppes, allows you to tour American and National League ballyards of the present and past. You even can learn about parks of the the future - those that have been proposed but at the present remain uncomleted.
For example, clicking on the brown "AL" icon will bring up small images of old AL ballparks. A further click on the specific stadium image will lead you to several photos and data on anything you could ever possibly want to know about that park.
Without a doubt, Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes is the mother of all ballyard Web sites.
BALLPARKS © 1996,1997,1998, 1999 by Munsey & Suppes.