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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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Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2007

Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2007 Fish $4M in debt, Katz says Posted Oct. 19, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Winnipeg Goldeyes (independent; Northern League) made a profit last year but are about $4 million in debt, majority owner Sam Katz said, responding to criticism about a sworn statement claiming the ball club can’t afford to […]

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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2007

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2007 Vipers, Cracker-Cats officially leave Northern League Posted Oct. 13, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Calgary Vipers and Edmonton Cracker-Cats are not part of the independent Northern League as of yesterday, but the issue is whether they jumped or whether they were pushed. A press release from the two Alberta teams […]

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Archives: Sept. 2-8, 2007

Archives: Sept. 2-8, 2007 Spirit gives up ghost in Lynn Posted Sept. 7, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Yesterday we alluded to this happening, and now it’s almost official: owner Nick Lopardo will shut down the North Shore Spirit (independent; Can-Am Association) at the end of the season (the team is still in the Can-Am […]

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In memoriam: Butch Fisher

When Butch Fisher passed away Wednesday in St. Paul after a battle with cancer at age 69, he left behind a legacy of 37 sterling years working in baseball as an umpire and a supervisor. Among his prize pupils were two local kids who worked their way to the major leagues — Tim Tschida and […]

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Archives: June 15, 2007

Archives: June 15, 2007 Squeeze play in York Posted June 15, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) York City inspectors were at the Sovereign Bank Stadium on Thursday, looking at everything from concession stands to the site’s handicapped accessibility, but they weren’t there to approve the ballpark’s opening for tonight’s York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League). That […]

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Archives: June 13, 2007

Archives: June 13, 2007 Work set for next week at Charles County site Posted June 13, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The effort to bring minor-league baseball to Charles County has moved closer to reality, with construction of a ballpark set to begin as early as Monday and the logo for the Southern Maryland Blue […]

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Archives: Aug. 20-26, 2006

Archives: Aug. 20-26, 2006 Lynx poised to leap after 2007 Posted Aug. 24, 2006 In a move that surprises absolutely no one, the ownership of the Ottawa Lynx (Class AAA; International League) have informed the city of Ottawa the team will not be playing in Lynx Stadium after the 2007 season. We’ve already repeatedly reported […]

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Archives: July 9-15, 2006

Archives: July 9-15, 2006 Schaumburg, Gary, Joliet to Frontier League? Posted July 14, 2006 More than one reliable source today passed along an interesting nugget of information: a representative of the three Chicago-area teams in the independent Northern League — the Schaumburg Flyers, the Joliet JackHammers and the Gary-SouthShore RailCats — have approached officials of […]

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