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Ripken Baseball: Damage control in Augusta

Prospects for a proposed downtown Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark dimmed after accusations that Ripken Baseball caused fiscal issues for Aberdeen, Md. due to the financing of Ripken Stadium. The issue: a 2007 report from the Baltimore Sun detailing how the Aberdeen IronBirds (short season A; NY-Penn League) sell out every game […]

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Suns-GreenJackets game scrapped after light falls on field

Tonight’s Hagerstown Suns-Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) was cancelled after a light stanchion fell on the field of play when heavy rains and winds whipped through Municipal Stadium. It’s caused the Suns front office to improvise. Down a light, the team will play tomorrow’s game against the Greenville Drive at 3:05 p.m. instead […]

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Voters to decide Augusta ballpark fate

Voters will decide whether to move ahead on a new Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark, as the issue will be on the 2012 general-election ballot. The proposal is for a $38.7-million downtown ballpark/entertainment/retail complex on 12 acres of vacant land. It’s not set yet exactly what will be asked of voters. There […]

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Augusta ballpark back in play?

Despite an overwhelming lack of enthusiasm among city voters for financing a new Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark, the issue will once again be discussed at an Augusta Commission meeting Tuesday. There’s not been much traction on a proposal to build a new downtown ballpark on a 17-acre parcel to replace Lake […]

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GreenJackets, Giants renew PDC

The San Francisco Giants and the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) will remain partners for two more years, as the pair signed an extension to their player-development contract (PDC). The extension will run through the 2012 season. “The Giants are a quality organization and we have very much enjoyed working with them,” said […]

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