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Taking Ballpark at OOB to the next level

Volunteers who successfully restored The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach are looking to take things to the next level, with some improvements and changes slated for 2013. You’ll recall the ballpark as being home to the Maine Guides (Class AAA; International League), then falling into disrepair after the team’s departure. Left for dead by local authorities and […]

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The challenge at Wahconah: Bringing back baseball fans

With several teams operating out of Pittsfield’s historic Wahconah Park in past years, the big challenge for the management of the new Pittsfield Suns (summer collegiate; Futures League) will be reassuring jittery fans. In the last decade we’ve seen a parade of independent and summer-collegiate teams march through the historic facility, where baseball has been […]

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New GMs in Northwest Indiana, Old Orchard

Some personnel shifts in the summer-collegiate world: Taylor McCarthy is the new GM of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (Futures League), while Jim Taipalus takes the reins of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen (Midwest Collegiate Baseball League). McCarthy formerly worked for the Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League). “It’s an honor and a privilege to […]

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Brockton goes summer collegiate for 2012

The Brockton Rox will play this season in the summer-collegiate Futures League, as the city signs off on a change in the lease for Campanelli Stadium. The Rox, formerly of the independent Can-Am League, debuted on the Futures League schedule yesterday. The issue: the number of ballgames in Brockton will be reduced from 54 to […]

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Titans bought by Carminucci; will shift to Futures League

Chris Carminucci, an active businessman in the independent-baseball world, doubles down on the summer-collegiate Futures League with the purchase of the Torrington Titans and its subsequent shift to the start-up circuit.   The team was purchased from Our Baseball Heaven, a nonprofit set up to “crowdsource” team finances via $100 memberships that also included a […]

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