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Barons update parking plan for new ballpark

Seeking to allay concerns about parking near Regions Field, the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) unveiled an agreement with Children’s Hospital for the use of three surface lots within a two-block radius of the new downtown ballpark. Additionally, fans will have access to street parking spaces and other public parking locations within two blocks […]

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Could Aces end up leaving Reno?

With the Reno City Council rescinding a plan to pay $30 million toward Aces Ballpark debt, a threat made by team owner Herb Simon is thrust back into the spotlight: Would be follow through on a plan to move the Reno Aces (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League)? Simon is a multibillionaire, worth approximately $2.2 billion, […]

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New for 2013: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Goodbye Yankees, hello Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League), as the team combines the top two vote-getters in a name-the-team contest into a single brand. It certainly takes a bold hand to create a team identity that combines porcupines and a trolley car — with the end result a trolley-riding porcupine that sometimes dons conductors’ […]

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Trois-Rivieres Aigles unveil branding, logos

The Trois-Rivières Aigles — the newest team in the independent Can-Am League— unveiled their logos and branding while also announcing the hiring of Pierre-Luc “Pete” Laforest as manager. The club’s logos were designed by Trois-Rivières-based design agency Agence Absolu. The designs, which include the team’s principal mark as well as secondary logos and wordmarks, incorporate the […]

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