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Manfred new MLB commissioner

It took several ballots after a late run by large-market team owners, but Rob Manfred, as expected, was selected as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball. Manfred will replace Bud Selig, the former Milwaukee Brewers owner who led Major League Baseball through an amazing renaissance, with the sport blossoming into an $8-million industry. (We […]

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Moreno: Angels committed to Anaheim, but checking out alternatives

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno says he’s serious about investing hundreds of millions into Angel Stadium and surrounding development, but the city’s reluctance to commit has him talking new ballpark with other communities. Moreno and the Angels have presented a plan where the team would fund $150 million in Angel Stadium improvements […]

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Remembering the Salt Lake Trappers

It’s been 25 years since the Salt Lake Trappers (rookie; Pioneer League) set a pro-sports record for consecutive wins — and also served as a blueprint for what would become a lively independent-baseball industry. A team in an affiliated league may seem like an unlikely precursor to independent baseball, but the Trappers were an independent […]

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