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New plan for Tiger Stadium site: youth baseball, mixed-use development

With the first proposed plan for the Tiger Stadium site that makes any sense, the city of Detroit is seeking bids for a mixed-use development that would maintain the historic playing field for youth baseball. A major player is already involved: Detroit PAL, a nonprofit youth sports organization, has committed to building a 10,000-square-foot headquarters […]

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Yes, it’s spring: Part 1

If it’s the end of February, it’s the real start of spring training, when Cactus and Grapefruit League games begin. Both circuits launched play today, so it’s time for a little reading from the late Ernie Harwell. Here’s the video, courtesy of the Detroit Free Press: The Tigers opened 2014 play today at historic Joker […]

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Detroit officials: Let’s compromise on Tiger Stadium development

Detroit city officials are seeking a “compromise” on a potential Tiger Stadium development, as they eye a pot of federal funds controlled by Sen. Carl Levin and the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy. George Jackson, CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC) and a noted opponent of baseball-related activity on the Tiger Stadium site (his […]

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In memoriam: Warner Fusselle

The Voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the man descriibing the action on This Week In Baseball, Warner Fusselle, has passed away. He was 68. Fusselle passed away on Sunday evening from an apparent heart attack, just a week before what would have been his 12th Opening Day as the radio play-by-play […]

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