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Huntington Park lands Big Ten tourney

College tourneys are becoming a decent business for minor-league ballparks, so the folks in Columbus are excited to land the 2009 Big Ten baseball tournament for Huntington Park, the new home of the Columbus Clippers.College tourneys are becoming a decent business for minor-league ballparks, so the folks in Columbus are excited to land the 2009 […]

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Waukesha ballpark effort delayed

The attempt to bring a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team to Waukesha, Wis. for 2009 failed after Chad Bauer failed to close on financing for the $2 million facility; 2010 is the new goal.The attempt to bring a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team to Waukesha, Wis. for 2009 failed after Chad Bauer failed to close on financing […]

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New Omaha CWS ballpark not neighborly?

Critics of a new College World Series ballpark in downtown Omaha say it’s not integrated with the NoDo and won’t be the economic-activity generator promised by the mayor, as retail has been dropped from the project and there’s a real chance the ballpark won’t be used much beyond the CWS.Critics of a new College World […]

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Kost new GM in Green Bay

Dave Kost is the new general manager of the Green Bay Bullfrogs.Dave Kost  is the new general manager of the Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). Kost came into baseball in 2006 was hired as the assistant general manager and food/beverage manager for the Amarillo Dillas (independent; United League Baseball). In 2008 he was […]

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WCL launches yet another league

The summer-collegiate West Coast League launches a third circuit centered in Portland and operated by coaches and scouts. West Coast League president Ken Wilson announced that the WCL is introducing a new four-team summer collegiate league in Portland, Oregon to open in June, 2009. The new league will be called WCL Portland and cater to […]

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Concerns raised over Omaha CWS ballpark design

Though final plans have not been unveiled, some neighbors of the new downtown Omaha College World Series ballpark worry it will lack the promised street-level retail needed to spur neighborhood development.Some neighbors of the new downtown Omaha College World Series ballpark worry it will lack the promised street-level retail needed to spur neighborhood development, and […]

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WCL launches second summer-collegiate league

The circuit features new and established teams in Humboldt, Redding and Folsom (Cal.), Medford (Ore.) and Carson City (Nev.). The WCL Tri-State, a summer collegiate wood-bat league with teams in California, Oregon and Nevada, will begin play in June 2009, announced West Coast League president Ken Wilson.  The 65-year-old Humboldt (Cal.) Crabs, a legendary summer […]

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Waukesha ballpark a go for 2009

The Waukesha (Wis.) Planning Commission gives final approval to a Northwoods League ballpark for Frame Park.The Waukesha (Wis.) Planning Commission gave final approval to a Northwoods League ballpark for Frame Park, clearing the way for Chad Bauer to begin budgeting for construction on the facility. The approval came on a 5-2 vote after Bauer presented […]

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