Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball 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 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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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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With lease approved, A's face much larger issue: new ballpark Oakland AthleticsWith the Oakland A's agreeing to a flexible 10-year lease at Coliseum, a much more intimidating task is on tap for ownership: Working out a new-ballpark plan.

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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.]]> (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:37:30 +0000 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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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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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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Ten tossed after Aces/Isotopes 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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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.

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