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Selig: Rivalry series may survive interleague play

The two annual rivalry series may survive a scheduling reconfiguration in 2013 because of their popularity with fans, according to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Right now there are two three-game rivalry interleague series — Yankees/Mets, Cubs/White Sox, Twins/Brewers, Rays/Marlins, A’s/Giants, Angels/Dodgers, etc. — that are popular in terms of box-office appeal and ratings, particularly in larger cities where […]

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White Sox introduce new organist

Glad to see the Chicago White Sox keeping the tradition alive, as the team announced Lori Moreland will succeed Nancy Faust as the U.S. Cellular Field organist for the 2011 season — extending that human touch at the ballpark. “Over the past decade, the in-game experience has evolved with the use of digital scoreboards, video […]

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White Sox minor-league schedules posted

More news from spring training: we’ve posted the schedules for the four minor-league affiliates of the Chicago White Sox, playing out of Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The four teams: Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League), Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League), Winston-Salem Dash (Class A; Carolina League) and Kannapolis Intimidators (Class A; Sally League). You can view […]

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Development and ballparks: today’s good and bad news

A development expected to help pay off debt on Camelback Ranch-Glendale is going into foreclosure as the developers enters bankruptcy, while the St. Louis Cardinals are finally ready to go ahead with the long-awaited Ballpark Village. Two tales of the sometimes awkward marriage between ballpark financing and development. First, the good news. The St. Louis […]

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In memoriam: Ron Santo

Ron Santo, who had a clear passion for the Chicago Cubs both as a player and as a radio broadcaster, passed away last night in Arizona because of complications from bladder cancer. He was 70. Santo had been battling several health issues over the last decade, including a bout of diabetes that led to a […]

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Film shot at Alliant Energy Field to debut next Saturday

A one-hour made-for-television show on the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal filmed at Clinton’s Alliant Energy Field, home of the Clinton Lumberkings (Low Class A; Midwest League), premieres on the MLB Network on Saturday, November 13 at 9 p.m. Eastern. “Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox” was filmed by MLB Productions Senior Producer […]

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