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NA, MLB extend agreement for six more years

No surprise here: Major League Baseball and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL) have agreed on a new six-year Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA), extending through the 2020 season, as both sides unanimously approve the agreement. “Major League Baseball is very happy to continue its partnership with Minor League Baseball,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan […]

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It’s truck day!

At MLB clubhouses across the nation, the same scenario will be played out in the next few days: large trucks bearing lots of equipment will heading to Florida or Arizona, to be broken out for spring training. Yes, friends, it’s Truck Day! At least for the Red Sox, who not only have made Truck Day […]

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Rays go with new turf for ’11 season

The playing surface at Tropicana Field will be upgraded for the 2011 season, as the Tampa Bay Rays announce the impending installation of a American-made, 1.1-million-square-foot AstroTurf field. “The AstroTurf fiber and in-fill systems contain the very latest technology and will provide our players the best playing surface available,” said Rays President Matt Silverman. “Our […]

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Bob Watson retires

Bob Watson, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Rules and On-Field Operations, has announced his retirement from baseball at the end of the current year after serving more than 45 years in the game as a player, coach and executive. Watson will continue to assist with MLB’s Urban Youth Academy program and be available for […]

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Purpura wins Hemond Award

Minor League Baseball Executive Vice President & COO Tim Purpura has been named the winner of the 10th annual Roland Hemond Award by the Arizona Fall League. The award is presented to recognize a baseball executive who has provided at least 15 years of outstanding service to professional baseball and who has served the Arizona […]

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Vegas mayor: We’re ready to build ballpark for American League team

Mayor Oscar Goodman says his city has launched talks regarding a new 45,000-seat roofed ballpark in downtown Las Vegas, adding that an American League team is involved. Two guesses as to what team he’s alluding to, but be warned: Goodman’s enthusiasm sometimes outpaces reality. During his weekly press conference today, Goodman discussed the early stages […]

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