Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:37 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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 Coliseum is up and prospects are bright for a new ballpark.

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Pelicans GM to undergo in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" 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.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:46:44 +0000
Boomers eschew social media -- for one-night promo WilsonThe Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League), who do a pretty good job with social media, are eschewing the technology for an upcoming Human Interaction Night on Saturday, July 26.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:54:03 +0000
Blue Wahoos on verge of 100th sellout Pensacola Blue WahoosThe Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) are on the verge of the team's 100th sellout after recording the 98th sellout at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium on Saturday night.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:31 +0000
Osprey, D-Backs extend PDC to 2020 Missoula OspreyThe Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their player development contract (PDC) for four more years, through the end of the 2020 season.

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Savannah to Columbia? Relo paperwork filed New Columbia ballpark{jathumbnail off}

Hardball Capital has filed a relocation application with Minor League Baseball to move the Savannah Sand Gnats (Low Class A; Sally League) to Columbia (S.C.), according to a report from a local TV station, but that doesn't mean Savannah is losing affiliated ball.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:26:16 +0000
Local investor looking at bringing new SL team to Huntsville Southern LeagueThe Huntsville Stars (Class AA; Southern League) haven't set a firm date for leaving Joe Davis Stadium, but a local attorney is already looking at buying a replacement for a new downtown ballpark.

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Tigers, Lakeland agree on spring training lease extension Joker Marchant Stadium{jathumbnail off}

The city of Lakeland and the Detroit Tigers reached an agreement on a lease extension, committing the pair to Tiger Town and Joker Marchant Stadium upgrades, while keeping the team in central Florida through 2036.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:16:12 +0000
New MLB security measures: Impacting the fan experience? MLBThere were some collective groans when MLB announced teams would be installing metal detectors at ballparks over the next two seasons, but so far the impact seems to be minimal.

]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:48:12 +0000
Freedom unveil unique Sherlock baseball hats Florence Freedom Sherlock hat{jathumbnail off}

Maybe it's because we're unabashed fans of Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch, but we're really enjoying the release of Sherlock baseball-themed hats by the Florence Freedom (independent; Frontier League).

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