View from the upper deck at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros

Want to catch a World Series home run ball?

For second time ever, the Houston Astros have made it to the World Series. And if you’re wanting to catch a home run ball from the Series, you’ll have to pay a hefty price for the seats.

Could a downsized A’s ballpark be a hit?

Baseball is trending toward smaller stadiums, from the nearly 50,000-seat monoliths to the 40,000-or-so capacities of AT&T Park, and the Oakland Athletics’ plan for a $500 million, 34,000-seat ballpark near Lake Merritt takes the evolution a seat further.