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The joys of an afternoon game

Nothing like playing hooky from real life.By Dave Wright   Question: What do the following numbers have in common? 47,114 33,789 53,857 41,156 36,551 18,163 Answer: They were attendance figures for games played last week at Dodger Stadium, Atlanta, Yankee Stadium, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Tampa Bay. There would be nothing unusual about that except for […]

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Archives: July 8-14, 2007

Archives: July 8-14, 2007 Tiger Stadium plan hits a snag Posted July 13, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Plans to demolish Tiger Stadium are starting to unravel as the city planning commission Thursday night refused to approve the plan touted by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. In rejecting the plan […]

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Archives: July 1-7, 2007

Archives: July 1-7, 2007 Significantly scaled-back plan is weighed for Reds’ spring home Posted July 6, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Plans for a new Cincinnati Reds spring complex that seemed doomed could be resurrected in the form of a $45 million face-lift for Ed Smith Stadium, the spring home of the Reds and the […]

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Archives: June 24-30, 2007

Archives: June 24-30, 2007 Council unanimously approves Dodgers, Sox spring-training plan Posted June 27, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Glendale (Az.) City Council unanimously approved spring-training accords on Tuesday, a major play in bringing the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox to Phoenix’s West Valley in 2009. That the Los Angeles Dodgers are […]

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Archives: June 17-23, 2007

Archives: June 17-23, 2007 Chukars open new ballpark with SRO crowd Posted June 22, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Idaho Falls Chukars (rookie; Pioneer League) opened Melaleuca Field tonight with a standing-room-only crowd and a host of dignitaries — including Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (shown below), who expressed his great affection for Idaho […]

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Archives: June 15, 2007

Archives: June 15, 2007 Squeeze play in York Posted June 15, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) York City inspectors were at the Sovereign Bank Stadium on Thursday, looking at everything from concession stands to the site’s handicapped accessibility, but they weren’t there to approve the ballpark’s opening for tonight’s York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League). That […]

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Archives: June 13, 2007

Archives: June 13, 2007 Work set for next week at Charles County site Posted June 13, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The effort to bring minor-league baseball to Charles County has moved closer to reality, with construction of a ballpark set to begin as early as Monday and the logo for the Southern Maryland Blue […]

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Archives: June 12, 2007

Archives: June 12, 2007 Sidewinders sold; expected to be in Reno in ’09 Posted June 12, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are being sold to Manhattan Capital Sports, LLC and SK Baseball, with the ultimate intent of moving the team in a new Reno ballpark for the […]

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Archives: June 3-9, 2007

Archives: June 3-9, 2007Tiger Stadium outta here by ’08 Posted June 8, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Tiger Stadium has moved one step closer to its final date with the wrecking ball. A plan approved by city economic development officials on calls for the famous but moldering ballpark at Michigan and Trumbull to be razed […]

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Archives: May 27-June 2, 2007

Archives: May 27-June 2, 2007 Triple-A baseball for Washoe County draws mixed reactions Posted June 1, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The question posed here: whether Reno is a large enough market to support a Class AAA Pacific Coast League team. Reno’s past experiences with pro baseball haven’t been overwhelming: a Class A California League […]

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Archives: May 20-26, 2007

Archives: May 20-26, 2007 Announcement on Reno’s Triple-A team delayed Posted May 25, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey says there’s no hitch in the preliminary deal to bring a Triple-A baseball team to Washoe County in Nevada, although there won’t be an official announcement of the purchase for at […]

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Archives: May 13-19, 2007

Archives: May 13-19, 2007 Faithful say Reds spring-training deal still alive Posted May 18, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) While a whole lot of top city officials, elected and appointed, were declaring the Cincinnati Reds’ $54-million spring-training-facility project "on life support," if not DOA two weeks ago, the man heading up the effort is still […]

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