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North Augusta gives preliminary support for new GreenJackets ballpark

A new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) gained a preliminary endorsement last night as the North Augusta City Council voted 5-1 to support the project. The ballpark is part of the “Project Jackson” development pitched for the North Augusta waterfront on a 44-acre site. Partially financed by TIF funding, the […]

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First minor-league spring-training schedule posted

We’ve posted the first spring-training schedule for minor-league teams over at Spring Training Online, comprising the games for four teams affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. You can view the schedule information here. The four teams training at the Giants’ complex: Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League), San […]

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Opposition already rising against North Augusta ballpark

City officials, developers and the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) haven’t even unveiled specifics of a proposed new ballpark in North Augusta, but that’s not stopping some local residents from speaking out against it. Normally it takes an unveiled plan for the NIMBY (Not In My BackYard) folks to make their presence known, […]

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Giants, GreenJackets extend PDC

It’s two more years for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) and the San Francisco Giants, who renewed their player development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season. “We’re pleased to have the San Francisco Giants back with us to continue our partnership and the development of future major leaguers here in Augusta.” said GreenJackets […]

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The Week That Was: July 29

The sad demise of the London Rippers, ballpark changes for 2013 and potential ballpark deals in Hagerstown and Oakland. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. Developer: I can build new A’s ballpark with private financing Rippers pull out of Frontier League; to be replaced by road […]

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Self-serving promotion: The Minor Leagues Report

Here’s today’s self-serving promotion: check out The Minor League Report, where three outstanding Minor League Baseball broadcasters completely outclass Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard. Here’s a link to the podcast. It’s also available on iTunes. The Minor League Report is put together by three of the best broadcasters in Minor League Baseball: Trenton’s Jay Burnham […]

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