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Will new members of Hagerstown City Council kill new-ballpark plan?

Tuesday’s municipal elections in Hagerstown may have complicated efforts to build a new downtown ballpark for the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League), but the deal is far from dead. The election saw two anti-ballpark members elected to the City Council, two pro-ballpark members elected to the City Council, in addition to a swing […]

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Kirk pitches Frederick on AtL ballpark lease; will settle for Keys

Atlantic League mogul Peter Kirk has pitched Frederick (Md.) officials on taking over the lease at Harry Grove Stadium for an independent-league team — but will settle for buying the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) as a consolation prize. Kirk certainly is one of the more interesting people in baseball, and he’s seizing […]

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Suns, Nats extend PDC for two more years

No surprise: the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) and the Washington Nationals extended their player-development deal by two more years, through 2012; it also means Oakland will be sending players to Iowa. The renewal was never in doubt; the complicating factor was the impending sale of the team, which is now complete. “Our […]

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