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Grasshoppers snare Single-A Freitas Award

The Greensboro Grasshoppers earn deserved honors.The Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low Class A; Sally League) has been recognized for its outstanding 2008 season, continued contribution to the Piedmont Triad and Minor League Baseball by being selected as the winner of Baseball America’s 2008 Bob Freitas Award for the Single-A level. The award was announced in the most […]

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Design-build process laid out for new Tulsa ballpark

Winning bidder for Tulsa ballpark construction process will subcontract work.We can’t begin to understand the twisted arrangements for the construction of a new Tulsa Drillers (Class AA: Texas League) ballpark, so we’ll refer you to this Tulsa World article. Basically, the winning bidder for the construction process — Tulsa Stadium Construction Co. LLC, which won […]

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Wolff new GM in Elmira

Hoffman Wolff returns to the summer-collegiate New York Collegiate Baseball League.Hoffman Wolff is the new general manager of the Elmira Pioneers (summer collegiate; New York Collegiate Baseball League). Wolff will oversee all aspects of the club’s marketing, promotions and game-day operations. Wolff arrives in Elmira after spending the 2008 season as the director of operations […]

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Will A’s dramatically overhaul Fremont ballpark proposal?

Lew Wolff will reportedly move ballpark site close to BART line, scrap Ballpark Village concept.The Oakland A’s are looking at moving the site of a proposed Fremont ballpark closer to a planned BART stop, as team officials seem reconciled to dropping a master plan for 3,000 townhouses and apartment units surrounding and basically financing the […]

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Wilpon: Citibank deal is here to stay

One report pegs the worth of the 20-year naming-rights deal at $500 million, not the $400 million previously reported.With Citibank’s naming-rights deal for the new Mets ballpark increasingly under fire, Jeff Wilpon used a press tour of Citi Field as an occasion to defend the financial giant and maintain the deal will not be scrapped. […]

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New Winston-Salem marks, name to be announced Thursday

Information about the soon-to-be-former Winston-Salem Warthogs to be unveiled at fan event.Information about the soon-to-be-former Winston-Salem Warthogs (High Class A; Carolina League) to be unveiled at fan event this Thursday. The event will be held at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, downtown Winston-Salem. Here’s the full press release we received about the event: […]

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