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Counties continue spat; SWB Yankees likely to be sold this week

It’s increasingly likely that the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball will exercise their option to buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) before a Friday deadline, but that’s not stopping the owners of the team, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, from squabbling over the proceeds. You know the drill. Lackawanna and Luzerne counties jointly […]

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Lackawanna County: In a ballpark bind and mad

After years of neglect, Moosic’s PNC Field is falling apart. But Lackawanna County officials, lacking the funds to fix the ballpark and increasingly unwilling to sell the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), find themselves with no attractive choice to address the future of baseball in the area. Commissioners yesterday discussed the future of the […]

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Squabbling could derail new SWB Yankees ballpark

A spat between Luzerne and Lackawanna counties over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) could imperil $20 million in state money already earmarked for a new ballpark, according to Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell. We’re talking a pretty serious split here: Luzerne County has already filed suit to prevent […]

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Affiliated ball back to Orlando?

Organized Minor League Baseball might be returning to Orlando, as businessman Armando Gutierrez Jr. is taking with the New York Yankees about moving the Tampa Yankees (High Class A; Florida State League) to a site out near the city’s theme parks — but the plan is very far from firm. Gutierrez’s plan relies on receiving […]

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