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The Week That Was: March 4

The future of baseball in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, a ballpark that looks like a volcano, and the potential end to Thirsty Thursday in Illinois. The top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured in page views. Sale still pending for SWB Yankees; could team depart? New for 2013: Estadio Sonora Pomeranz joining Padres broadcast […]

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Big Ten tourney up for grabs

The Big Ten baseball tournament is up after this year’s tourney in Columbus, with several ballpark operators already submitting bids — including two in Omaha. The tournament is held in late May, with the winner awarded an automatic NCAA tourney bid. Since moving to a neutral site the tournament has been held in Columbus, with […]

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Will Legion move to wood bats?

With three statewide American Legion baseball programs mandating wood bats and several others evaluating a switch, we could see a nationwide shift in the country’s major youth baseball program toward traditional baseball. Rhode Island, Connecticut and Florida Legion programs now mandate wood bats, and several other state programs are evaluating a switch. If enough states […]

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TD Ameritrade Park / College World Series / Creighton Bluejays

Like many traditionalists, we were dismayed with Omaha officials announced plans to build a new downtown ballpark for the College World Series, abandoning Rosenblatt Stadium in the process. With TD Ameritrade Park now open and hosting a handful of CWS games, it’s easy to see the ballpark’s many strengths – and some high-profile weaknesses. FAST […]

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