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Zipping into McCormick Field

It’s a notable promo for 2012: a fan will deliver the game ball at Asheville Tourists (Low Class A; Sally League) games after storming the field via zipline – sponsored, of course. Not the first zipline in baseball — mascot Maynard G. Mallard daily enters the playing field at Warner Park for Madison Mallards (summer […]

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Silver Hawks sold

The South Bend Silver Hawks (Low Class A; Midwest League) have been sold to a Chicago businessman by an investment group led by former mayor Joe Kernan. Kernan and crew put up the good fight in keeping baseball alive in South Bend, operating the team at a loss while working with the city on a […]

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Captains Concessions, union reach three-year accord

We don’t report on much union news here at Ballpark Digest, so it’s worth noting that the Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Midwest League) concession company, Captains Concessions, LLC, has reached agreement with Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board Affiliated with Workers United Local 10 on a new three-year agreement.  Captains Concessions operates all […]

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PSC, Tourists sign concessions deal

Professional Sports Catering, in conjunction with the DeWine Seeds Silver Dollar Baseball, announced today that the firm will manage the food and beverage operation at McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists (Low Class A; Sally League). “We wanted to join teams with a partner who we knew would provide top notch food and service […]

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