A new era dawns for the Arkansas Travelers when baseball returns this week for the 2017 season.
After 16 seasons as the class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim, the Travelers debut Thursday in the Seattle Mariners' organization.
The club has almost upgraded Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock to enhance fan safety. The protective netting behind home plate has been extended 70 feet down each foul line.
Travs General Manager Paul Allen said the ubiquitous smart phone is to blame.