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Rascals ask fans to name 2009 promotion

The River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) are inviting Rascal fans to "name the promotion" for several games during the upcoming 2009 championship season.The River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) are inviting Rascal fans to "name the promotion" for several games during the upcoming 2009 championship season. Fans are requested to submit their ideas for […]

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Frontier League bans maple bats

To the best of our knowledge he independent Frontier League has become the first pro baseball league to ban maple bats, a move approved unanimously by the league’s Board of Directors at the recent winter meetings. The ban begins with the 2009 season.To the best of our knowledge he independent Frontier League has become the […]

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Newark Bears declare bankruptcy

The Newark Bears filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 today, giving the beleaguered Atlantic League franchise breathing room to reorganize its finances while arranging for a sale. The Newark Bears filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 today, giving the beleaguered Atlantic League franchise breathing room to reorganize its finances while arranging for a sale. The Bears […]

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Ventura Sports Group to offer shares of teams to public

Ventura Sports Group, owner of the Grand Prairie AirHogs (independent; American Association), El Paso Diablos  (independent; American Association) and Atlantic City Surf (independent; Can-Am Association), is offering shares in its teams via iTeam Sports, with shares of ownership ranging from $150 to $200. The business model is simple: iTeam Sports is pooling investors’ money and […]

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Newark Bears may fold

The Newark Bears (independent; Atlantic League) are on the verge of folding, according to multiple reports in the media.Times are getting rough on the economic front. Just ask Marc Berson, the owner of the Newark Bears (independent; Atlantic League), who is on the verge of throwing in the towel on the underperforming franchise. He says […]

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Work on new Avon ballpark continues

The new Avon ballpark for an independent Frontier League team continues, with construction about 40 percent completed — which should give the team plenty of time to prepare for a 2009 opening. The new Avon ballpark for an independent Frontier League team continues, with construction about 40 percent completed — which should give the team plenty […]

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Brasfield steps down as ULB president

Craig Brasfield has stepped down as president of the independent United League Baseball, effective immediately. The move wasn’t unexpected — an anonymous tipster sent out word last week via email, but we passed because we couldn’t verify — but it can’t help but be bad news for the struggling league, caught up in legal uncertainty […]

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In memoriam: Andy Nelson

Fans attending St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) games at Midway Stadium are intimately familiar with the work of Andy Nelson, whose whimsical murals adorn the exterior of the ballpark.Fans attending St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) games at Midway Stadium are intimately familiar with the work of Andy Nelson, whose whimsical murals adorn the […]

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Bluefish sold; owners to focus on new Yonkers ballpark

Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in back payments owed to the city.Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in […]

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Archives: Feb. 18-24, 2008

Archives: Feb. 18-24, 2008 Saints ballpark deal dead this session? Posted Feb. 22, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) We caught up with Julian Empson Loscalzo, one of the two lobbyists working for the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association), last night at Williams Arena. He’s been lobbying state legislators (along with Cynthia Jepsen) for state […]

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Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2007

Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2007 Haymarket Park offers food for thought on ballpark Posted Nov. 2, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Omaha officials were in nearby Lincoln to tour Haymarket Park, the home of the Lincoln Saltdogs (independent; American Association) and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, to gather information as they debate a new home […]

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Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2007

Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2007 Nashua Pride to return in 2008 Posted Oct. 25, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) In a somewhat surprising move, owner John Stabile announced the Nashua Pride (independent; Can-Am Association) would be returning for the 2008 season. Although the team ultimately fell short of its goal of selling 830 season tickets, the […]

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