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New Rox open season in St. Cloud

it was a sellout crowd last night at Joe Faber Field, as the revamped St. Cloud Rox (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) opened a new chapter in team history with a loss to the Mankato MoonDogs. The old St. Cloud River Bats were sold by owner Joel Sutherland this off season to local businessmen Gary Posch and Joe Sexton, who […]

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Pro baseball returns to Schaumburg

The Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) kicked off their home schedule last night with a  5-2 victory over the Florence Freedom before 6,067 fans. As you’ll recall, there was no pro baseball in Schaumburg last year after the Schaumburg Flyers (independent; Northern League) were evicted and folded under a sea of debt. Now, we’re going to […]

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Northern League lives on — in court

The independent Northern League may be no more, but it lives on in a Cook County courtroom in the form of a lawsuit against the circuit’s former law firm. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that the league’s original law firm, Chicago-based Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus & Farkas, failed to adequately draft a […]

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New/old for 2012: St. Cloud Rox

Ah, some good news for those of looking to regain our youth: the St. Cloud Rox (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) are back. Now let’s tear down the Office Max and bring back the ballpark on Division. OK, this is a little insidery if you didn’t grow up in the St. Cloud area, as we did. […]

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River Bats sold

The St. Cloud (Minn.) River Bats (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have been sold, and the new investment team is set to be announced at a Wednesday press conference. Joel Sutherland has owned the team since its inception. He also owned the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers in the same circuit before that team suspended operations for […]

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Ehrenreich suing Zion, potential Schaumburg buyers

The threatened lawsuits have been filed, as Rich Ehrenreich has filed two actions: one against the city of Zion for not building a new ballpark and one against investors who failed to consummate a purchase of the now-defunct Schaumburg Flyers (independent; Northern League). Though the two lawsuits are filed by separate corporate entities, the commonality […]

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Pro ball unlikely at TD Ameritrade Park next year — and maybe beyond

A lawsuit from a spurned potential tenant and the lack of firm interest from other independent leagues will probably keep professional baseball away from Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park in 2012 and potentially beyond. The lawsuit, detailed in today’s Omaha World-Herald, has the owners of a potential Northern League franchise, the Omaha Flame, suing the Metropolitan […]

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Choosing Canada’s favorite ballpark

Baseball Canada is running an interesting contest to choose the country’s favorite ballpark. The finalists: London’s Labatt Park and Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur Stadium. We’re very familiar with Port Arthur Stadium, having attended a slew of Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks (independent; Northern League) and Thunder Bay Border Cats (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) games over the […]

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