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The Ballpark at Harbor Yard / Bridgeport Bluefish

The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is a comfortable enough venue to watch the Bluefish take on the Atlantic League, which often includes a former major leaguer or two. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1998 Capacity: 5,300 + 200 standing room Original Price: $19 million Dimensions: 325L, 405C, 405R Playing Surface: Grass Website: bridgeportbluefish.com Phone: 203/345-4800 League: […]

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RiverHawks move dugouts in ’09

Tired of battling the sun, the Rockford RiverHawks move their home dugout from first base to third.After lengthy efforts to get the sun to change position have failed, the Rockford RiverHawks have announced they will move the home dugout from first base to third base for the 2009 season. The RiverHawks had been in the […]

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Wolff: Ottawa is in Can-Am League in ’09

League will run franchise if a local buyer can’t be found.Can-Am Association Commissioner Miles Wolff committed to his league fielding a team next season at Ottawa Stadium, despite the decision by Zip.ca to fold the Ottawa Rapidz in the face of larger-than-expected losses during the 2008 season. Wolff made his comments at a press conference […]

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Northern League schedule released; no Burnsville team

As we’ve been predicting, there’s no Burnsville team in the lineup as the independent Northern League releases a six-team schedule for 2009.As we’ve been predicting, there’s no Burnsville team in the lineup as the independent Northern League releases a six-team schedule for 2009. League sources say the final schedule has been distributed to teams; look […]

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Heitman makes another run at McHenry County ballpark

Peter Heitman is partnering with McHenry County Community Foundation to bring a new ballpark and a Frontier League franchise to suburban Chicago.Peter Heitman is partnering with McHenry County Community Foundation to bring a new ballpark and a Frontier League franchise to suburban Chicago. The current plan calls for a new ballpark in Woodstock, Illinois, a […]

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Duquette passes on naming rights for Wahconah Park — for now

Dan Duquette and the other owners of the American Defenders of Pittsfield can’t close on a naming-rights deal for the historic Pittsfield (Mass.) ballpark.Historic Wahconah Park will retain its name, as Dan Duquette and the other owners of the American Defenders of Pittsfield (NECBL) can’t close on a naming-rights deal for the historic Pittsfield (Mass.) […]

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ULB closes down Alexandria operations

Assistant GM Andrew Aguilar was laid off by the league on Friday, leaving the Aces without any employees.Assistant GM Andrew Aguilar was laid off by independent United League Baseball league on Friday, leaving the Aces without any employees and observers wondering if the league will indeed survive for a 2009 season. Out of the six […]

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How a ballpark deal went bad in Brownsville

When United League Baseball and a local developer failed to finance a new Brownsville ballpark, the city declined to step in — dooming the project.When United League Baseball first proposed a new Brownsville ballpark in association with developer Richard Hope, the financial arrangement was clear: ULB and Hope would finance the $7.5 million facility and […]

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Is ULB on the outs in Harlingen?

Jerry Deal, the indefatigable former employee of United League Baseball, sends word that the Harlingen WhiteWings have been locked out of their ballpark for nonpayment of utilities.To say there’s a lot of bad feelings in the Lone Star State over United League Baseball might be an understatement, and we now have a report that the […]

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