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Gillick named King of Baseball

Senior Vice President and General Manager Pat Gillick of the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies was named the “2008 King of Baseball” Thursday night at the annual Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet. The “King of Baseball” is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball salutes a veteran from the professional baseball world for long-time […]

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Ed Smith Stadium / Baltimore Orioles

Ed Smith Stadium has seen a lot of change in recent years. First, the Cincinnati Reds and Sarasota Reds bailed at the end of the 2009 season. Then the Baltimore Orioles shifted spring-training operations to Sarasota for 2010, signing a 30-year contract to play at a renovated facility. This offseason more extensive changes will take […]

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Will A’s dramatically overhaul Fremont ballpark proposal?

Lew Wolff will reportedly move ballpark site close to BART line, scrap Ballpark Village concept.The Oakland A’s are looking at moving the site of a proposed Fremont ballpark closer to a planned BART stop, as team officials seem reconciled to dropping a master plan for 3,000 townhouses and apartment units surrounding and basically financing the […]

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Wilpon: Citibank deal is here to stay

One report pegs the worth of the 20-year naming-rights deal at $500 million, not the $400 million previously reported.With Citibank’s naming-rights deal for the new Mets ballpark increasingly under fire, Jeff Wilpon used a press tour of Citi Field as an occasion to defend the financial giant and maintain the deal will not be scrapped. […]

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