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Ballparks on the Ballot

This Election Day will bring a high-profile ballot measure to Arlington voters, who will decide the fate of a proposed retractable roof ballpark for the Texas Rangers. That initiative is the first for a major league ballpark in years, but there was once a time where ballpark referendums were commonplace. (more…)

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Courts: Flying hot dogs can present hazard to fans

This could change between-innings entertainment: the Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether a hot dog thrown into the stands is covered by pro baseball’s standard disclaimer about objects flying from the playing field. For years courts across the nation have upheld the standard disclaimer found on every baseball game ticket: a fan attends a baseball […]

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Jackson County: Royals ballpark money should be spent on ballpark

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders wants to see a long-term plan for improvements at Kauffman Stadium, arguing that state and city money for improvements isn’t being spent on the facility. His argument is a little esoteric, so follow along carefully. There are two pots of money used for Kauffman Stadium improvements. The larger, a three-eighth-cent sales […]

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