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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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Archives: June 11-17, 2006

Archives: June 11-17, 2006 Alizadeh completes purchase of Portland Beavers Posted June 17, 2006 The Pacific Coast League (PCL), the Portland Beavers and Portland Timbers today announced that the sale of the professional baseball and soccer franchises to Portland Baseball Investment Group, LLC (PBIG), has been completed, ending one of the most drawn-out sagas in […]

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Archives: May 28-June 3, 2006

Archives: May 28-June 3, 2006 Knights select Odell Associates, HOK to design new ballpark Posted June 2, 2006 The Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) announced the selection of Odell Associates and HOK Sport to design a new ballpark in uptown Charlotte. The partnerships are contingent on associated land swap approvals from the City of […]

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Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2006

Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2006 It’s official: Midland group buying SW Michigan D-Rays Posted January 13, 2006 Bill Stavropoulos, chairman of the board of The Dow Chemical Co., said that the newly formed non-profit Michigan Baseball Foundation is close to buying the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays (Class A; Midwest League), and will begin building a HOK-designed […]

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Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2006

Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2006 Mandalay pulls out of Bowling Green deal Posted January 5, 2006 Mandalay Baseball Properties has pulled out of a deal to develop a ballpark and other property in Bowling Green, as the firm announced it would let its exploratory agreement with the city expire with the old year: "Unfortunately, we are […]

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Archives: August 20-27, 2005

Archives: August 20-27, 2005 Sides close on Sounds ballpark plan Posted August 26, 2005 Nashville city officials and the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are close to finalizing a deal for a multiuse development and new ballpark. The deal, which calls for no direct taxpayer subsidy, The $43-million ballpark would be accompanied by […]

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Archives: July 23-July 29, 2005

Archives: July 23-July 29, 2005 Perfectly logical to move the A’s to Sacramento Posted July 29, 2005 Marcos Breton argues that Sacramento would make a perfect home for the Oakland A’s should they fail in procuring a new ballpark in Oakland. Breton is right: Sacramento has proven it can support baseball  — the Sacramento River […]

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Archives: June 25-July 1, 2005

Archives: June 25-July 1, 2005 Will baseball be very, very good to the Valley with a AAA team? Posted July 1, 2005 The Lehigh Valley has a pretty dismal record in supporting professional sports over the last 50 years, but Joe Finley and Craig Stein are planning on changing that record when they move the […]

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Archives: June 11-17, 2005

Archives: June 11-17, 2005 Sounds ballpark plan nearly triples in size Posted June 17, 2005 A $80-million proposal by the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) for a downtown ballpark with accompanying residential and retail has nearly tripled into a $230 million development that includes 600 residential units, 125 of which would be affordable […]

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Archives: Feb. 12-Feb. 18, 2005

Archives: Feb. 12-Feb. 18, 2005 Sky Sox announce renovations to renamed Security Service Field Posted February 18, 2005 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast league) announced some major changes to Sky Sox Stadium. First, the ballpark will be renamed Security Service Field after signing a 12-year naming-rights deal with Security Service Federal […]

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Archives: Feb. 4-Feb. 11, 2005

Archives: Feb. 4-Feb. 11, 2005 Richmond ballpark questions remain Posted February 11, 2005 The Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League) are proposing a $330 million development that includes a new ballpark — all without requiring taxpayer dollars — and some are expressing hesitation at taking the team up on its offer. There are some legitimate […]

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