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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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Archives: March 10-16, 2008

Archives: March 10-16, 2008 Reds close to striking deal for Arizona move Posted March 13, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Cincinnati Reds are close to a spring-training move to Arizona after announcing the city of Goodyear has procured $33 million in financing toward the expansion of a facility to be shared with the Cleveland […]

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Archives: March 3-9, 2008

Archives: March 3-9, 2008 Cubs would share the Cell if Wrigley is remodeled Posted March 8, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Chicago Cubs would share US Cellular Field with the Chicago White Sox while Wrigley Field is being renovated under one scenario being considered by team, according to Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney. This assumes […]

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Archives: Feb. 25-March 2, 2008

Archives: Feb. 25-March 2, 2008 Sounds soon to be on the market? Posted Feb. 28, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) We’ve alluded to this possibility several times in the last six months, and now there’s explicit word out of Tennessee that the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) may be shopped around discreetly by […]

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Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2008

Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2008< Cubs: Wrigley should pay for Wrigley Field naming rights Posted Jan. 25, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Chicago Cubs are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to selling naming rights to Wrigley Field. The Wrigley Field brand is one of the great brands in American popular […]

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Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2008

Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2008 New Richmond plan: tear down Diamond and build new ballpark — but will the Braves be around? Posted Jan. 14, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Richmond (Va.) officials want to tear down The Diamond, the current home of the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League), and build a new ballpark next […]

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Archives: Dec. 2-8, 2007

Archives: Dec. 2-8, 2007 Mecklenburg County approves land swap for new Knights ballpark Posted Dec. 6, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Another important milestone happened in the development of a new ballpark for the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League): The Mecklenburg County Commission voted Tuesday night to buy the land for the new ballpark. Reports […]

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Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2007

Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2007 Ballpark Digest announces inaugural Awards of Distinction Posted Sept. 20, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Three ballparks, one sports management organization and a longtime league president are receiving top honors this week with the announcement of the inaugural Ballpark Digest Awards of Distinction. (You can listen to editors making the announcements […]

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Cobb Field / Billings Mustangs

This is a baseball stadium without pretension, providing one of the purer baseball experiences in the minor leagues. If you don’t have an interest in baseball, you’re not going to like Cobb Field. But if you like baseball, you’ll love Cobb Field. Home to minor-league baseball since 1948, Cobb Field offers the same basic baseball […]

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Archives: Aug. 5-11, 2007

Archives: Aug. 5-11, 2007 Durham Athletic Park upgrade may cost more Posted Aug. 10, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The price of becoming the center of the Minor League Baseball universe appears to be going up by $1 million. And initial indications Thursday were that the city might be willing to pay it. City Council […]

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Archives: June 17-23, 2007

Archives: June 17-23, 2007 Chukars open new ballpark with SRO crowd Posted June 22, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Idaho Falls Chukars (rookie; Pioneer League) opened Melaleuca Field tonight with a standing-room-only crowd and a host of dignitaries — including Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (shown below), who expressed his great affection for Idaho […]

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Archives: June 12, 2007

Archives: June 12, 2007 Sidewinders sold; expected to be in Reno in ’09 Posted June 12, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are being sold to Manhattan Capital Sports, LLC and SK Baseball, with the ultimate intent of moving the team in a new Reno ballpark for the […]

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