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Promotions Watch: Preseason Exhibitions

Many Minor League Baseball teams are offering fans the opportunity to take in a game before Opening Day on April 9 by including preseason exhibition games in their schedules. Headlined by five games that pit Minor League teams against their Major League parent clubs, these contests are discussed in this week’s Promotions Watch. (more…)

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Chicago unveils $6.5M in new spending on youth baseball facilities

Following the inspirational story of Jackie Robinson West winning the U.S. Little League championship, the city of Chicago — aided by Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs contributions — is putting $6.5 million in youth baseball and softball fields. We covered the topic of baseball in Chicago a couple times this summer, noting the emphasis […]

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Barons, White Sox extend PDC through 2018

The Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) and the Chicago White Sox have extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures the Barons will continue to operate as the Double-A affiliate of the White Sox for 32 consecutive seasons. The 2014 season will mark the team’s 28th year as the […]

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