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Chihuahuas, Padres extend player development contract

The El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the San Diego Padres announced an extension of their player development contract (PDC) through the 2016 season. The announcement was made a press conference today. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Padres,” said Alan Ledford, MountainStar Sports Group President. “They are a […]

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Mike Feder joins Diamondbacks

Nice hire: The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired as their Coordinator of Southern Arizona Special Projects Mike Feder, former GM of the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and more. “We have been looking to expand our presence throughout Southern Arizona and the opportunity to add Mike to the organization was a great way for […]

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Why the Chihuahuas name works: It’s fun!

The PCL’s franchise in El Paso, formerly Tucson, revealed its nickname last week, immediately provoking reactions to the El Paso Chihuahuas branding. If you heard the news, it’s likely you had an immediate opinion as well; Jesse Goldberg-Strassler shares his. Your thoughts? The national reaction — the loudly shouting, negative, incredulous folks who could not […]

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Owners: Chihuahuas name a hit

Despite some initial criticism, it looks like the El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) name has been a hit in terms of interest and merchandise sales. The name received national media attention and among the top-10 national trending topics on Twitter. (It was a top story on Ballpark Digest as well.) “We are […]

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The Week That Was: Sept. 1-6, 2013

Lease negotiations in Anaheim, a potential extension of pro ball in Tucson, attendance records going by the wayside, and more. The top stories this week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Angels casually threaten move during lease negotiationsMountainStar Sports Group extends Kino Stadium leaseBrown leaving River Bandits, Modern Woodmen ParkAliens take in Canadians […]

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Future of Cohen Stadium in play with departure of Diablos

Cohen Stadium, home to two incarnations of the El Paso Diablos, may end up staying intact as the City Council reviews redevelopment plans for the surrounding area. The independent American Association Diablos wrapped up their season and history this weekend, as the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will be relocating next season to […]

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