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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006 In memoriam: Buck O’Neil Posted Oct. 7, 2006 Buck O’Neil, one of the most beloved figures in the baseball world over a long career that included batting titles in the Negro Leagues, three decades as a scout with the Chicago Cubs and the founding force behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, […]

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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006 Dodgers to California League, out of FSL Posted Sept. 28, 2006 We’ve reported on this more than a few times, but it looks like the deal will be announced shortly: the Los Angeles Dodgers will be leaving the High Class A Florida State League and instead field a team in the […]

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Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2006

Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2006 Sarasota County agrees to tax increase to fund new Reds spring facility Posted Sept. 14, 2006 The Sarasota County Commission agreed to play ball on Wednesday by voting to increase the Tourist Development Tax by a penny to help fund a new $54-million ballpark and spring-training facility to house the Cincinnati […]

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Archives: Sept. 3-9, 2006

Archives: Sept. 3-9, 2006 Orioles make pitch for $37 million renovation of Fort Lauderdale Stadium Posted Sept. 8, 2006 The Baltimore Orioles unveiled a proposal for a vastly renovated Fort Lauderdale Stadium surrounded by additional baseball diamonds and room for soccer fields. The proposed $37-million Community Sports Park and Recreational Complex, presented to city commissioners, […]

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Archives: Aug. 6-12, 2006

Archives: Aug. 6-12, 2006 Isotopes, Marlins, extend affiliation Posted Aug. 12, 2006 The Albuquerque Isotopes and Florida Marlins have renewed their Player Development Contract (PDC), extending their affiliation through the 2008 season. The announcement was made jointly at a press conference at Isotopes Park by Isotopes President Ken Young and Marlins Director, Player Development Brian […]

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Archives: July 30-Aug. 5, 2006

Archives: July 30-Aug. 5, 2006 Bronx group goes to court vs. new Yankee Stadium Posted Aug. 4, 2006 A South Bronx community group went to court yesterday in an effort to stop a new Yankee Stadium from being built. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Save Our Parks is petitioning to keep trees […]

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Archives: July 23-29, 2006

Archives: July 23-29, 2006 7 million sold sets Yankee, Mets record Posted July 28, 2006 This season, the Yankees and Mets already have combined to sell the most tickets in New York baseball history — more than 1955’s "Next Year," more than the 1969 Miracle and more than any of the Yanks’ glory years of […]

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Archives: July 16-22, 2006

Archives: July 16-22, 2006 Twins to switch broadcast partner after 46 seasons Posted July 21, 2006 It’s increasingly looking like the Minnesota Twins will sign a broadcast deal with KSTP-AM beginning with the 2007 season, terminating the team’s 46-season association with CBS-owned WCCO-AM. The deal with KSTP reportedly calls for the locally owned station to […]

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Archives: July 2-8, 2006

Archives: July 2-8, 2006 For new Reds ballpark, cash crisis on deck Posted July 6, 2006 A plan to build a new $54-million spring-training ballpark in Sarasota for the Cincinnati Reds is facing one huge problem: local politicians are at a dead end on funding. Sarasota’s funding for the construction of a new stadium and […]

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Archives: June 25-July 1, 2006

Archives: June 25-July 1, 2006 Kauffman Stadium tax credits get OK Posted June 30, 2006 State officials on Thursday approved $50 million in tax credits for the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) to help fund renovations at Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. The unanimous vote by the Missouri Development Finance Board […]

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Archives: June 18-24, 2006

Archives: June 18-24, 2006 D.C. parking plan faces significant hurdles Posted June 22, 2006 A plan to build parking garages and condos next to the new ballpark under construction in southeast D.C. for the Washington Nationals faces one huge hurdle: no one knows who will pay for it. It was originally reported the developer, Western […]

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Archives: June 4-10, 2006

Archives: June 4-10, 2006 Osceola County wooing Indians Posted June 9, 2006 A proposal to have the Cleveland Indians shift their spring-training base to Disney World seems to be picking up some steam, with the Indians speaking highly of the potential move and Winter Haven officials saying they’ll do nothing to stand in the way. […]

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Archives: May 21-27, 2006

Archives: May 21-27, 2006 Selig rules out contraction Posted May 26, 2006 Commissioner Bud Selig says there’s no chance baseball will contract two teams and that he never raised the issue in discussions with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty about a new Minnesota Twins ballpark in downtown Minneapolis’s Warehouse District. We believe Selig is being totally […]

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