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Reds break ground on new Arizona spring facility

The Cincinnati Reds began a new chapter in spring training with the groundbreaking of a Goodyear training facility.The Cincinnati Reds paved the way for a 2010 spring-training move with a groundbreaking of a new Goodyear, Az. spring-training complex. The $33-million complex, located south of Interstate 10 along Estrella Parkway, doesn’t look like much now: it’s […]

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Texas Collegiate League adds Victoria to roster

The summer-collegiate circuit expands to southeastern Texas.A Victoria team is slated to join the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League, as Victoria businessman Tracy Young is close to signing a lease for Lowe Park. The lease gives Young control of Lowe Park, which is also home to the University of Houston-Victoria team, for the summer-collegiate season. The […]

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Isotopes Park / Albuquerque Isotopes

Isotopes Park, the home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, is a retro ballpark, but it’s not retro in terms of brick and steel. Instead, Isotopes Park takes design cues from the 1940s and 1950s architecture found throughout Albuquerque and integrates them into a ballpark setting. Yes, it’s retro in that it hearkens back to the dawn […]

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Al Lang Field

Though it’s not quite the old ballpark it once was, Al Lang Field deserves a special place in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. It will more than likely be torn down in coming years to make way for either parkland or a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark. But if you find yourself in […]

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New for 2009: The Salem Red Sox

How imaginative. The Red Sox are dumping the distinctive Avalanche name and logo in favor of a more pedestrian look.The Salem Avalanche, a Class-A Advanced Carolina League baseball franchise, today announced that it will bear the name of the 2004 and 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox, and will now be called the Salem Red […]

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Cougars prepare for ticket rush

The Kane County Cougars are putting 2009 tickets on sale Saturday, giving early risers first crack at a renovated Elfstrom Stadium.The Kane County Cougars are putting 2009 tickets on sale Saturday, giving early risers first crack at a renovated Elfstrom Stadium. Ticket windows open at 8:30 a.m., but in past years fans have shown up […]

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ULB closes down Alexandria operations

Assistant GM Andrew Aguilar was laid off by the league on Friday, leaving the Aces without any employees.Assistant GM Andrew Aguilar was laid off by independent United League Baseball league on Friday, leaving the Aces without any employees and observers wondering if the league will indeed survive for a 2009 season. Out of the six […]

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Bender, Coolbaugh awards to Jim Rantz, Bobby Jones

Minor League Baseball announced two more award winners: the Minnesota Twins’ Jim Rantz and Oklahoma City RedHawks manager Bobby Jones.The inaugural recipients of Minor League Baseball’s annual Sheldon “Chief” Bender and Mike Coolbaugh Awards are Minnesota Twins Director of Minor League Operations Jim Rantz and Oklahoma City RedHawks manager Bobby Jones.  The duo will be […]

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Frame Park ballpark approval down to the wire

A proposed Northwoods League ballpark for Waukesha’s Frame Park could be approved before the end of the year.Chad Bauer’s quest for a new Waukesha (Wis.) ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team could be finalized shortly, as two more approvals are all that’s needed before construction can start. The proposal is for a $2 million […]

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