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Lackawanna County: In a ballpark bind and mad

After years of neglect, Moosic’s PNC Field is falling apart. But Lackawanna County officials, lacking the funds to fix the ballpark and increasingly unwilling to sell the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), find themselves with no attractive choice to address the future of baseball in the area. Commissioners yesterday discussed the future of the […]

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Squabbling could derail new SWB Yankees ballpark

A spat between Luzerne and Lackawanna counties over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) could imperil $20 million in state money already earmarked for a new ballpark, according to Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell. We’re talking a pretty serious split here: Luzerne County has already filed suit to prevent […]

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Versus to broadcast Triple-A Championship Game

The Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game will be broadcast this year on Versus, with Mike Capps and Chris Chambliss calling the action as the International and Pacific Coast Leagues champs clash at Oklahoma City’s AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. The deal struck by Triple-A Baseball ensures that cable network Versus will televise the Triple-A Baseball National Championship […]

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Nats, Chiefs extend PDC

No surprise here: the Washington Nationals and the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League) have extended their player-development deal for two more years. Nationals president Stan Kasten, Nationals senior vice president and general manager Mike Rizzo and director of player development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. “This decision to extend our Syracuse affiliation was […]

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Tides, BaySox, Keys re-up with O’s through 2014

The three eastern teams controlled by Ken Young extended their player-development deals with the Baltimore Orioles through 2014. The Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League), the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Bowie BaySox (Class AA; Eastern League) all extended their existing player-development deals.  “We are extremely excited to continue our partnership […]

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Pols: Let’s not fix up PNC Field — or sell team to Mandalay, either

If Mandalay Baseball and the New York Yankees want to see improvements to PNC Field, they’ll need to fund them, according to several Lackawanna County Commissioners, who don’t want to see the pair exercise an option to buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Yes, it’s an inconsistent stand, but the rhetoric is certainly placing the future of […]

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Huntington Park / Columbus Clippers

With a stunning design, strong sense of history and the latest in fan comforts, Huntington Park comes close to being the perfect baseball facility. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 2009 Capacity: 10,000 (7,600 seats, 1,200 specialty seats, 1,200 lawn/SRO spots) Number of Suites: 32, with 42 loge boxes Owner: Franklin County Architect: 360 Architecture Naming Rights: […]

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NBT Bank Stadium / Syracuse Chiefs

While it lacks some of the frills found at other International League parks, NBT Bank Stadium does the basics pretty well. The entire park has comfortable chair-style seating with ample leg room. No bleachers anywhere. The concourse divides the lower 100 and 200 levels from the suites and general-admission upper level. The concourse also features […]

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