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Deadline approaching for Ballpark Digest Awards submissions

Deadline approaching for Ballpark Digest Awards submissions

We've had a flood of award nominations the last few days, but we want to make sure you know: tomorrow ...

Modesto, Rockies extend player development contract

Modesto, Rockies extend player development contract

Our first post-Sept. 11 PDC: The Modesto Nuts (High Class A; California League) and the Colorado Rockie...

New Hartford ballpark could cost city more under private developer

New Hartford ballpark could cost city more under private developer

Here's an interesting twist in discussions of a new Hartford ballpark for the New Britain Rock Cats (C...

Today's affiliation buzz: What's happening with the Cubs?

Today's affiliation buzz: What's happening with the Cubs?

With the Chicago Cubs declining to renew player-development contracts with the Daytona Cubs, Kane Count...

Jackson, Seattle extend PDC through 2016

Jackson, Seattle extend PDC through 2016

The same day teams could tell former partners about an impending breakup, the Jackson Generals (Class ...
Oakland, Midland extend PDC for two more years

Oakland, Midland extend PDC for two more years

Another player development contract to announce: The Midland RockHounds (Class AA; Texas League) and the Oakland Athletics extended their PDC through the 2016 season.

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After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

Tuesday night’s Midwest League All-Star Classic was more than a showcase of baseball talent. It was a celebration of a remarkable effort by the West Michigan Whitecaps to rebuild a ballpark heavily damage...

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A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

It's a new era in North Carolina baseball as the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) open a new Uptown ballpark tonight. Our Mark Cryan was on hand yesterday for a sneak preview.

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Bloomberg: 1,750 fans injured annually by foul balls at MLB ballparks

Bloomberg: 1,750 fans injured annually by foul balls at MLB ballparks

An analysis of injury reports at a sampling of first-aid stations yields an estimate from Bloomberg that 1,750 fans are injured by balls hit into the stands at Major League Baseball games in a season.

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Impending lawsuit could overhaul MLB's media empire

Impending lawsuit could overhaul MLB's media empire

Not much attention has been paid to this: a federal lawsuit is challenging Major League Baseball's management of media rights -- and it all hinges on a modern interpretation of MLB's famed anti-trust exemp...

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Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other...

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New for 2015: CHS Field

New for 2015: CHS Field

We have a name for the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) opening for the 2015 season: CHS Field.

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Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

This may be more about our youth than yours, but this is still big news: The Replacements will be playing their first hometown gig since 1991, when the band headlines this summer at Midway Stadium.

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville's Bosse Field.

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Gastonia, Grizzlies looking at new downtown ballpark

Gastonia, Grizzlies looking at new downtown ballpark

With the team outgrowing Sims Legion Park, the Gastonia Grizzlies (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) and the city are studying the feasibility of a new downtown ballpark.

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish.

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Deadline approaching for Ballpark Digest Awards submissions

Deadline approaching for Ballpark Digest Awards submissions

We've had a flood of award nominations the last few days, but we want to make sure you know: tomorrow is the deadline for submissions to the 2014 Ballpark Digest Awards.

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Newest Astrodome preservation plan: World's largest indoor park

Newest Astrodome preservation plan: World's largest indoor park

We have another concept for the preservation of the Astrodome: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is proposing the Eighth Wonder of the World be converted to the world's largest indoor park.

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