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Rippers pull out of Frontier League; to be replaced by road team

Facing financial problems, the London Rippers (independent; Frontier League) ownership is withdrawing its membership in the circuit as of midnight tonight, replaced by the Road Warriors, with any home games moving to the opponent’s ballpark. The word comes from league officials, who have been presented with a steady deterioration in the team’s finances, a deterioration […]

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Anheuser-Busch joins forces with Cards at Ballpark Village

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Cos. have a new partner in the $100-million first phase of Ballpark Village, next to Busch Stadium: Anheuser-Busch will launch a bar/restaurant complex. Under the licensing and sponsorship agreement, Anheuser-Busch will lend its name to a venue that includes a restaurant with German-inspired cuisine, more than 100 national and […]

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No beer for Rippers fans; owner seeks unique solution

Lacking approval to sell beer at Labatt Park, the owner of the London Rippers (independent; Frontier League) has an unusual solution: he challenged the license owner to a winner-take-all playoff. The London Majors, a semi-pro team in the Intercounty Baseball League, hold the liquor license for the ballpark. Since law dictates that only one liquor license […]

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