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Downtown Grand Rapids ballpark proposed; no one seems particularly enthused

A local business leader is proposing a new downtown Grand Rapids ballpark for the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low Class A; Midwest League), but the response was muted, to say the least.A local business leader is proposing a new downtown Grand Rapids ballpark for the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low Class A; Midwest League), but the response […]

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Hank’s House on the move

The Mobile BayBears (Class AA; Southern League) announced that work on the Hank Aaron Museum and Learning Center project will began this morning at 8 a.m., when Hinkle Home Movers began the process of prepping Hank Aaron’s childhood home for its relocation to the grounds of Hank Aaron Stadium. The Mobile BayBears (Class AA; Southern […]

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New for 2009: Visalia Rawhide

Goodbye Visalia Oaks; hello Visalia Rawhide, as the High Class A franchise announced its new name and look yesterday. Goodbye Visalia Oaks; hello Visalia Rawhide, as the High Class A franchise announced its new name and look yesterday. The new look from Dan Simon ties the team more closely the dairy industry of Tulare County: […]

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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2008

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2008Midwest Sliders to play ’09 season in Ypsilanti Posted Oct. 10, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Oestrike Stadium, home to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, will also be home for the 2009 season to the Midwest Sliders (independent; Frontier League). The announcement was made jointly by EMU Athletic Director Dr. Derrick Gragg […]

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Thunder to host 2009 EL All-Star Game

The Trenton Thunder will be hosting the 2009 Eastern League All-Star Game at Mercer County Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:05 p.m.The Trenton Thunder will be hosting the 2009 Eastern League All-Star Game at Mercer County Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:05 p.m.     "We are thrilled at the opportunity to […]

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Will new ballpark fly in Lents?

A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal for an economic-development tool, but many details need to be worked out before a new facility is built.A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008 Fate of Tiger Stadium to be addressed today Posted Oct. 7, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Detroit City Council will again address the future of Tiger Stadium at a meeting today. Demolition of most of Tiger Stadium now complete; what’s left is the original Navin Field grandstand (essentially the area […]

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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2008

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2008 Pride sold; will return as American Defenders; Duquette part of indy ownership group Posted Sept. 30, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The sale of the Nashua Pride (independent; Can-Am Association) is complete, as the league approved the purchase of the team to a group that includes former Red Sox GM Dan […]

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Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2008

Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2008 Wilder: Best place for new Richmond ballpark may not be Boulevard Posted Sept. 23, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder threw a wild card into the ballpark deliberations by saying the Boulevard — the area where The Diamond, the former home of the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International […]

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Opening Day Partners proposes $40-million Richmond ballpark

By Kevin Reichard Could Richmond be a market where affiliated and independent baseball work together? Peter Kirk thinks so, and he’s laying out a series of scenarios for a new ballpark in Richmond that would accomplish just that. Kirk, a veteran operator running three teams in the independent Atlantic League, is pitching a new-ballpark proposal […]

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Archives: Sept. 9-15, 2008

Archives: Sept. 9-15, 2008 New for 2010: Target Field Posted Sept. 15, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Minnesota Twins announced the sale of naming rights to their new downtown ballpark to hometown Target Corp., with the end result being Target Field. (Which, of course, will sit next to Target Center, and the two will […]

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