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Caple: Rickwood Field a Nod to an Earlier Era

Originally Published: May 11, 2007
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

• Photo gallery: Rickwood Field

The only things missing from Birmingham's Rickwood Field are players emerging from a cornfield and James Earl Jones talking about the glories of baseball. Not that you really need Jones; the park speaks pretty eloquently on its own.

In an age when we knock down historic, beloved ballparks and spend $500 million (or more) to build retro-stadiums designed to make us fondly remember the old ones we just destroyed, Rickwood Field provides ...

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