review of RICKWOOD FIELD: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark, by Allen Barra. The review is written by Gary Presley. Gary's blog is on my reading list. He often has interesting things to say. I was pleased to see his review of Birmingham's ball park. I was displeased when the Birmingham Barons moved from Rickwood field to the new Hoover stadium over 20 years ago. Now there is talk of bringing them back to Birmingham. But at least Rickwood stadium has been preserved so far, and has not suffered the unfortunate fate of Birmingham's grand railroad station which was demolished back in the 1969.