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Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

We have some schedules and info as two independent circuits, United League Baseball and Pacific Associa...

Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

It's already one of the finer college ballparks in the Midwest, but the University of Illinois at Chi...

Hops, D-Backs extend PDC through 2016

Hops, D-Backs extend PDC through 2016

Another player-development extension to report: the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) ...

Cards take over Redbirds daily ops; Unger new GM

Cards take over Redbirds daily ops; Unger new GM

The St. Louis Cardinals have taken over daily operations of the Memphis Redbirds (Class AAA; Pacific Coa...

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 be...

MiLB, AquaSox team up on charity for mudslide victims

MiLB, AquaSox team up on charity for mudslide victims

Minor League Baseball Charities and the Everett AquaSox (short season A; Northwest League) are teaming up on charity efforts for victims of the March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash.

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River Bandits expand scholarship program

River Bandits expand scholarship program

It already was one of the most unique team initiatives in MiLB, and now the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) have brought in a new partner to expand the Bandit Scholars Program.

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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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Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays are pricing out improvements to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and the Englebert training complex to determine whether the team keeps training in Dunedin.

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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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Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

We have some schedules and info as two independent circuits, United League Baseball and Pacific Association, are down to four teams apiece for 2014.

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Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Professional baseball teams are always looking for a new way to reach fans, and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) have come upon a unique marketing tool: a Kickstarter campaign to fina...

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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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Another final season for Capital City Stadium

Another final season for Capital City Stadium

For the third year in a row, the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) will celebrate a final season at historic Capital City Stadium -- and this year it may stick.

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New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

The University of New Orleans has sold naming rights to Maestri Field at Privateer Park, with the newly renovated ballpark now known as First NBC Ballpark.

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Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

It's already one of the finer college ballparks in the Midwest, but the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has bigger plans for Curtis Granderson Stadium: serving the needs of thousands of young base...

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Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Limited posting today, as we're headed to Chicago for the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, followed by a U.S. Cellular Field trip tonight and the annual trek to Wrigley Field tomorrow.

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Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

As the Sulphur Dell area once hosted a graveyard, it's no surprise that historic artifacts were indeed found at the construction site of a new Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark the...

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Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

With Alexandria (La.) officials proposing to tear down Bringhurst Field, home to baseball there since 1933, locals are seeking to save the historic facility.

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