ballpark ballpark  /ˈbɔl ˌpɑrk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
  2. (n) near to the scope or range of something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Glance around any ballpark these days, and you're likely to see a number of gray-haired ushers, ticket takers and gate attendants.
  2. Health officials also are consulting with large public venues like the Rangers' ballpark in nearby Arlington to assess the situation, so far the ballpark remains open.
  3. Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman Mary Currie says ballpark estimates put the cost of a barrier between $15 million and $25 million.

News

  1. Controversy over turning ballpark into dog park in Sunset Hills

    Ballpark or dog park? There is controversy in sunset hills over a proposal to replace at least part of a public baseball field with a dog park.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KSDK St. Louis

  2. Penguins! Penguins waddle to mound at Rangers Ballpark for ceremonial first pitch

    Your browser does not support iframes. Penguins! Dressed in their finest Tennessee Tuxedoes, a pair of African penguins from the Dallas Zoo visited Rangers Ballpark on Thursday and were on the mound for a ceremonial first pitch before the Texas … Continue reading ?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Bakersfield Blaze: New ballpark opening delayed until 2015

    The Bakersfield Blaze said Thursday that the opening of their new ballpark will be delayed a year. The stadium was slated for a spring 2014 opening, when it was announced last fall. The team now says the stadium will open in spring 2015, saying construction will take a year once it begins.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield

Quotes

  1. "That magnitude is certainly the right ballpark for the commitment of the ballclub," Epstein said.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Theo Epstein Source: SI.com

  2. "I enjoyed it last night when I left the ballpark. My wife and two of my daughters are here, so it was fun to talk to them about it. But my point of view, it was over with," Stairs said.
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Matt Stairs Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The ballpark is 20 minutes from my house. It's obviously a temptation, but [with] everything that I've gone through with Toronto and the relationships I've built there, it's tough to leave," Wells said.
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Vernon Wells Source: ESPN

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