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Archives: June 16-22, 2008

Archives: June 16-22, 2008 Progress made at new Reno ballpark Posted June 20, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) An almost-new firehouse is being demolished in downtown Reno to make way for a new ballpark for the relocated Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). The fire crews are located at other fire stations until new […]

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Archives: June 9-15, 2008

Archives: June 9-15, 2008 Flooding forces I-Cubs to postpone series opener tonight Posted June 14, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Flooding on the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers is forcing the Iowa Cubs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) to postpone Friday’s  game against the Nashville Sounds at Principal Park. No word on a makeup day. […]

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Archives: June 2-8, 2008

Archives: June 2-8, 2008 Orioles ask for draft agreement from Indian River County for Dodgertown move Posted June 5, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Baltimore Orioles would still prefer to stay in a refurbished Fort Lauderdale Stadium, but they are preparing a Plan B in case the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t relent on its […]

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Archives: May 26-June 1, 2008

Archives: May 26-June 1, 2008 Wrigley Field to host New Year’s Day game? Posted May 30, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The NHL is taking a lesson from its TV partners and learning that reruns can be successful. The league and NBC got high marks for their performance on New Year’s Day 2008 when Pittsburgh […]

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Archives: May 19-25, 2008

Archives: May 19-25, 2008 Angels, Dodgers poised to snare big events in the next several years Posted May 23, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Angel Stadium will host the 2010 All-Star Game and Dodger Stadium will host the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, according to a report in today’s Los Angeles Times. In […]

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Archives: May 12-18, 2008

Archives: May 12-18, 2008 Local group steps forward in Richmond Posted May 15, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) A local group has stepped forward to express interest in owning a team in Richmond, Va., after the Richmond Braves (Class AAA: International League) alight for Georgia’s Gwinnett County at the end of the season. The group […]

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IL to honor Hall of Famers with statue

The International League announced today that inductees into the circuit’s Hall of Fame will be presented with a special memento to honor their designation among the League’s immortals. The International League’s 125th Anniversary Committee has commissioned the creation of a statue presented to members of the IL Hall of Fame upon their formal induction. The […]

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Archives: May 5-11, 2008

Archives: May 5-11, 2008 Simmy: Northern League is in trouble Posted May 9, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Doug Simunic, one of the more astute observers of indy baseball and a man who is not shy about sharing his opinions on the state of things, is of the opinion the Northern League is in serious […]

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The Arkansas Travelers Baseball Museum: past, present and future

New for the 2008 season: the opening of the Arkansas Travelers museum at Dickey-Stephens Park. Thanks to the dedication supplied by Valentine and park superintendent Greg Johnston, along with North Little Rock’s own Southwest Design and Display, the Travelers Baseball Museum documents team history with a superb collection of photographs, artifacts, memorabilia of the game, […]

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Archives: March 24-30, 2008

Archives: March 24-30, 2008 South Coast League officially suspends operations Posted March 28, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) It’s official: the independent South Coast League announced today it is suspending operations for the 2008 season. The release also holds out hope the league may relaunch in 2009 — "The league owners have indicated they will […]

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Archives: March 17-23, 2008

Archives: March 17-23, 2008 No fallout expected from Red Sox strike Posted March 21, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) MLB Commissioner Bud Selig isn’t expected to levy any penalties against Boston Red Sox players, who delayed an exhibition game Wednesday in protest of the payment structure for the team’s trip to Japan. The team refused […]

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