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Year after RailRiders debut, SWB counties still in legal fight

Dueling lawsuits over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) are still active in the legal system, but little progress has been made in either. As you’ll recall, Lackawanna County and Luzerne Countyare fighting over the proceeds of the sale of the RailRiders to SWB Yankees LLC, a partnership […]

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Rose steps down as SWB Yankees prez

Kristen Rose has stepped down as president of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) amid reports that a sale of the team is at hand. Rose will be a new executive vice president of Mandalay Baseball Properties, one of the two parties buying the SWB Yankees. “I have enjoyed my time as President of the […]

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Three architectural firms bid on PNC Field renovations

Three firms — Ewing Cole, L.R. Kimball and Populous — submitted bids to provide design services on the renovation of PNC Field, the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), slated to begin at the end of the 2011 season. All three have experience with minor-league ballparks, both on new construction and renovations. […]

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Debate rages over SWB Yankees sale

Though Lackawanna County officials were on record as supporting a sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) a potential legal challenge from Luzerne County over the terms of the sale could complicate the matter for the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball. To say that a toxic situation exists in Moosic and beyond […]

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