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Tempe Diablo Stadium / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

It is the most scenic ballpark in the Cactus League, bar none. With buttes beyond the left-field fence, a striking Spanish-style exterior and a relatively remote location that paradoxically offers easy freeway access, Tempe Diablo Stadium is a gem, a must-visit for anyone hitting Phoenix in March. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1968; renovated several times […]

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T-Padres unveil investors

The Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) announced the 11 investors in the team, joining Mike Feder in Tucson AAA Baseball LLC. “When I finalized a management agreement with North County Baseball LLC and formed Tucson AAA Baseball LLC for the business operation of the Tucson franchise, I knew we needed local people with […]

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New for 2011: Tucson Padres

Things certainly are being thrown together in Tucson for the 2011 season, as the former Portland Beavers will be playing as the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) at Kino Stadium after negotiations to place the team in Hi Corbett Field fell through. The name selection was made without the selection of the promised […]

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Escondido approves Triple-A ballpark — with reservations

The Escondido (Cal.) City Council gave initial approval to city funding of a new $50-million Triple-A ballpark project, but warned that any final agreement would be subject to further negotiations over potential revenues from team concessions and naming rights. Meanwhile, Jeff Moorad will move forward with a purchase of the Portland Beavers franchise. Moorad got […]

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Escondido council fills vacancy in advance of ballpark vote

The Escondido (Cal.) City Council appointed a partial ballpark supporter to fill an open seat, strengthening the possibility that the city may approve $50 million in funding for a new Triple-A ballpark for a San Diego Padres farm team. Michael Morasco, a self-described fiscal conservative, was selected to fill the rest of Sam Abed‘s council […]

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