Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball http://ballparkdigest.com/home Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:51 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Early affiliation notes: Kane County and the Cubs http://ballparkdigest.com/201407307508/minor-league-baseball/news/early-affiliation-notes-kane-county-and-the-cubs http://ballparkdigest.com/201407307508/minor-league-baseball/news/early-affiliation-notes-kane-county-and-the-cubs Kane County CougarsMore affiliation talk for you: Even with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Kane County Cougars (Low Class A; Midwest League) at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the two sides haven't extended their affiliation deal, due to expire at the end of the season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:24:56 +0000
Portland lands 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game http://ballparkdigest.com/201407307507/minor-league-baseball/news/portland-lands-2015-eastern-league-all-star-game http://ballparkdigest.com/201407307507/minor-league-baseball/news/portland-lands-2015-eastern-league-all-star-game 2015 Eastern League All-Star GameThe Portland Sea Dogs will host the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game at Hadlock Field on July 15.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:58:16 +0000
With lease approved, A's face much larger issue: new ballpark http://ballparkdigest.com/201407297506/major-league-baseball/news/with-lease-approved-as-face-much-larger-issue-new-ballpark http://ballparkdigest.com/201407297506/major-league-baseball/news/with-lease-approved-as-face-much-larger-issue-new-ballpark Oakland AthleticsWith the Oakland A's agreeing to a flexible 10-year lease at O.co Coliseum, a much more intimidating task is on tap for ownership: Working out a new-ballpark plan.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:43 +0000
Blowfish leaving Columbia, moving to Lexington County http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287505/college-baseball/news/blowfish-leaving-columbia-moving-to-lexington-county http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287505/college-baseball/news/blowfish-leaving-columbia-moving-to-lexington-county With Minor League Baseball returning to Columbia (S.C.), the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) are leaving Capital City Stadium and moving to a new Lexington County ballpark.]]> kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:37:30 +0000 Dunedin focuses on new Blue Jays spring training site http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287503/major-league-baseball/news/dunedin-focuses-on-new-blue-jays-spring-training-site http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287503/major-league-baseball/news/dunedin-focuses-on-new-blue-jays-spring-training-site Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (Fla.) officials have identified a potential site for a new Toronto Blue Jays spring training site, but the hard work -- like acquiring the land and funding -- remain.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:37:31 +0000
Futures League sets attendance record http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287502/college-baseball/news/futures-league-sets-attendance-record http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287502/college-baseball/news/futures-league-sets-attendance-record Futures Collegiate Baseball LeagueGood news for the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League: with the addition of a tenth team, the circuit has already set a total attendance record with two weeks to go in the season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:03 +0000
A baseball lifer: Matt Ellis http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287501/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/a-baseball-lifer-matt-ellis http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287501/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/a-baseball-lifer-matt-ellis Missoula OspreyOne of the best things about working in the baseball industry: hearing about baseball lifers. Here's an interview with baseball lifer Matt Ellis, executive VP of the Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League).

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:19:36 +0000
Ten tossed after Aces/Isotopes brawl http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287500/minor-league-baseball/news/ten-tossed-after-acesisotopes-brawl http://ballparkdigest.com/201407287500/minor-league-baseball/news/ten-tossed-after-acesisotopes-brawl Reno brawl{jathumbnail off}

It was an epic baseball brawl in the Pacific Coast League, with nine players and Aces manager Phil Nevin tossed after a benches-clearing incident between Reno and the Albuquerque Isotopes Saturday night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:45:50 +0000
Winning, conciliatory moves bring back Athletics fans http://ballparkdigest.com/201407247499/major-league-baseball/features/winning-conciliatory-moves-bring-back-athletics-fans http://ballparkdigest.com/201407247499/major-league-baseball/features/winning-conciliatory-moves-bring-back-athletics-fans Oakland AthleticsThe best record in baseball and a recommitment to Oakland are generating dividends for the Oakland Athletics, as attendance at O.co Coliseum is up and prospects are bright for a new ballpark.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:48:52 +0000
Pelicans GM to undergo in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" http://ballparkdigest.com/201407237498/minor-league-baseball/news/pelicans-gm-to-undergo-in-game-prostate-exam-while-singing-qtake-me-out-to-the-ballgameq http://ballparkdigest.com/201407237498/minor-league-baseball/news/pelicans-gm-to-undergo-in-game-prostate-exam-while-singing-qtake-me-out-to-the-ballgameq Myrtle Beach PelicansThat headline really wrote itself: Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High Class A; Carolina League) GM Andy Milovich will to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during tomorrow’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:46:44 +0000