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Archives: March 19-25, 2007

Archives: March 19-25, 2007 Sounds, Struever talk to Metro, but ballpark plans still sketchy Posted March 22, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Their patience had obviously been tried, but Metro Council members appeared willing Wednesday to consider an appeal by the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and Baltimore developer Struever Bros., Eccles & […]

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Archives: Feb. 26-March 4, 2007

Building a ballpark may hinge on having the Twins pay more Posted March 2, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) We’re already hitting our first cost overrun in the construction of a new Minnesota Twins ballpark, as Hennepin County officials tell the Twins ownership the acquisition of a key downtown parcel will cost more than anticipated […]

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Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2007

Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2007 Forsyth County commits to new Warthogs ballpark Posted Feb. 23, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Forsyth County officials announced that the county would be willing to give as much as $12.5 million in tax incentives over 25 years to support the commercial part of a new city development, which will include […]

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Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2007

Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2007Developer: Sounds ballpark plan in no jeopardy Posted Jan. 19, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and their partners in a proposed downtown ballpark are divided over when construction could begin, with the Sounds reiterating that unless work starts in February, the project might not […]

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Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2007

Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2007 City, Jaxx team up to put the fun back in baseball Posted Jan. 5, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The city of Jackson and the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Class AA; Southern League) say they are working with a renewed spirit of cooperation to improve attendance at Jaxx games this season. […]

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Ray Winder Field / Arkansas Travelers

Ray Winder Field, the former home of the Arkansas Travelers, is a 1932 gem. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1932 Capacity: 6,083 Dimensions: 330L, 390C, 345R Playing Surface: Grass Website: travs.com League: Texas League (Class AA) Parking: Abundant free parking. Address/Directions: Ray Winder Field at War Memorial Stadium. The stadium complex is north of downtown Little […]

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Archives: Nov. 5-11, 2006

Archives: Nov. 5-11, 2006 Winston-Salem ballpark plan takes time to stretch Posted Nov. 9, 2006 The latest version of a proposal to build a new Winston-Salem Warthogs (High Class A; Carolina League) ballpark on the western cusp of downtown Winston-Salem comes with a lot more than peanuts and Cracker Jack. What had last been discussed […]

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Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006

Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006 Red Barons will stay, Mandalay vows Posted Nov. 2, 2006 Mandalay Baseball Properties made its most potent statement yet on keeping the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (Class AAA; International League) in Northeast Pennsylvania. And that was exactly what Luzerne County commissioners wanted to hear. Richard W. Neumann, Mandalay’s vice president of […]

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Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006

Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006 Columbus ballpark to be delayed until 2009 Posted Oct. 27, 2006 The new home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League) won’t be game-ready until 2009. Franklin County commissioners and team officials originally wanted the team to move to Huntington Park stadium during the 2008 season. But Don Montgomery, of […]

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Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006

Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006 Poll: Baseball’s popularity waning Posted Oct. 20, 2006 Half of baseball fans are rooting against Barry Bonds in his bid to break Hank Aaron’s career home run record. That said, it’s getting tough to find anyone rooting for the sport at all these days. An AP-AOL Sports poll released Thursday shows […]

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Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2006

Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2006 Mets to New Orleans, Orioles to Tides Posted Sept. 22, 2006 The 2007-2008 Class AAA affiliation shuffle is, we think, complete: the New York Mets formally announced a two-year deal with the New Orleans Zephyrs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), leaving the Baltimore Orioles to sign at least a two-year deal […]

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Archives: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2006

Archives: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2006 Springdale leaders feel ballpark-contract pressure Posted Sept. 2, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Springdale’s mayor and aldermen say they’re feeling the pressure to complete a contract that would bring the Wichita Wranglers (Class AA; Texas League) to the city’s planned ballpark. For Springdale Mayor Jerre Van Hoose, the pressure comes […]

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