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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2007

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2007 DuPuy meets with Crist about new Fish ballpark, says MLB will make use of Dodgertown Posted Sept. 27, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist met with MLB COO Bob DuPuiy to promote the state’s sports and was told Dodgertown will be preserved and the Marlins should stay in […]

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Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2007

Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2007 Ryan steps down as Twins GM; Smith named successor Posted Sept. 14, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Terry Ryan, who established the current model for turning a midmarket team with limited resources into a winning franchise, stepped down as GM of the Minnesota Twins yesterday. Longtime assistant GM Bill Smith was […]

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Archives: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2007

Archives: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2007> Jeff Nelson’s comeback: Satisfying but tiring Posted Sept. 1, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Jeff Nelson was never so happy to see a ground-ball out in his life. Not that he had anything against Rondell White, whose roller to 3B Ross Gload was the last out in Kansas City’s 9-4 […]

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Archives: Aug. 19-25, 2007

Archives: Aug. 19-25, 2007 Lessons for the Lerners: what to steal from other ballparks Posted Aug. 25, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher visits a few other major-league parks and asks what lessons can be applied to the new Washington Nationals ballpark. It’s probably a little late in the process for […]

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Twins land arbitration decision settles little for now, but trial may be avoided

The land sale condemnation process for the Minnesota Twins new ballpark settled very little, but a November trial could be avoided based on the earliest indications. Despite an automatic 48-hour cooling-off period for arbitration proceedings, public comments made by both sides indicated that avoiding a trial was possible.By Jim Robins   The land sale condemnation […]

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Archives: Aug. 12-18, 2007

Archives: Aug. 12-18, 2007 Selig: Relocation an option if ballpark issue not settled Posted Aug. 17, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Bud Selig opened the door Thursday to the possibility the Florida Marlins could relocate if they are unable to hammer out a deal to build a retractable-roof ballpark in South Florida. You’ve got to […]

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Archives: July 29-Aug. 4, 2007

Archives: July 29-Aug. 4, 2007 Ballpark negotiations over; now to sell it Posted Aug. 3, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The fate of the potential remodeling of Ed Smith Stadium for future use by the Cincinnati Reds as a spring-training venue will depend on the results of a referendum this fall. Voters will be asked […]

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Archives: July 22-28, 2007

Archives: July 22-28, 2007 Tiger Stadium to be torn down Posted July 27, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) After months of wrangling, the Detroit City Council today approved a plan to sell the seats and other memorabilia inside Tiger Stadium and dismantle the ballpark by the end of the year. By a 5-4 vote the […]

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The joys of an afternoon game

Nothing like playing hooky from real life.By Dave Wright   Question: What do the following numbers have in common? 47,114 33,789 53,857 41,156 36,551 18,163 Answer: They were attendance figures for games played last week at Dodger Stadium, Atlanta, Yankee Stadium, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Tampa Bay. There would be nothing unusual about that except for […]

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Archives: July 8-14, 2007

Archives: July 8-14, 2007 Tiger Stadium plan hits a snag Posted July 13, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Plans to demolish Tiger Stadium are starting to unravel as the city planning commission Thursday night refused to approve the plan touted by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. In rejecting the plan […]

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