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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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Archives: Sept. 2-8, 2008

Archives: Sept. 2-8, 2008 R-Braves terminate Diamond lease; Kirk proposes new ballpark either for AtL or affiliated team Posted Sept. 5, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League) officially terminated their lease at The Diamond, ending the team’s run in Virginia. The team will play next season at a new […]

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Archives: Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2008

Archives: Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2008 Tucson Toros revived as Golden Baseball League team Posted Sept. 1, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Jay Zucker, who sold the Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) to new owners who are moving the team to Reno, is staying in baseball as the owner of the Tucson Toros, who […]

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Archives: Aug. 11-17, 2008

Archives: Aug. 11-17, 2008 No league shift for new Bowling Green team in 2009 Posted Aug. 15, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) A 2009 schedule released today by Savannah has the Sand Gnats playing a new Bowling Green team, suggesting the South Atlantic League won’t see any franchise shifts for the 2009 season. As we’ve […]

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Archives: Aug. 4-10, 2008

Archives: Aug. 4-10, 2008 Sounds, city at odds over Greer Stadium Greer Stadium, the home of the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), is in dire need of upgrades to comply with ADA guidelines, but the city and the team are fighting over who should spring for the roughly $1 million in renovations. The […]

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Archives: July 28-Aug. 3, 2008

Archives: July 28-Aug. 3, 2008 Group raises enough money to save Tiger Stadium — for now Posted July 29, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy says it’s raised $420,000 — in less than two weeks, mind you — as a deposit on the preservation of Tiger Stadium, leading city officials to […]

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Archives: July 21-27, 2008

Archives: July 21-27, 2008 Sarpy County pitches more woo at O-Royals Posted July 25, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Omaha Royals (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) President Alan Stein was in suburban Omaha to meet with officials from Sarpy County and local business leaders about the potential of a new ballpark there. With the city […]

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Archives: July 15-21, 2007

Archives: July 15-21, 2007 Replacement for Dodgers in Vero may be near Posted July 19, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) This is a wildly overoptimistic headline given the circumstances. Officials in Indian River County are negotiating with the Cincinnati Reds about potentially replacing the Los Angeles Dodgers as the spring tenant of Dodgertown and Holman […]

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Archives: July 14-20, 2008

Archives: July 14-20, 2008 Judge tosses most of Braman ballpark-funding suit Posted July 18, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Circuit Court Judge Jeri Beth Cohen has tossed out much of auto magnate Norm Braman’s lawsuit challenging the financing plan for a $3-billion public works project that includes funds for a new Florida Marlins ballpark, but […]

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Archives: July 7-13, 2008

Archives: July 7-13, 2008 Drillers ballpark funding plan approved Posted July 11, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Tulsa City Council approved the expansion and extension of a downtown assessment zone, with part of the proceeds used to fund a new $60-million ballpark for the Tulsa Drillers (Class AA; Texas League). The council laid a […]

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Archives: June 30-July 6, 2008

Archives: June 30-July 6, 2008 Oneonta Tigers sold Posted July 2, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Miles Prentice, owner of the Huntsville Stars (Class AA; Southern League) and the Midland RockHounds (Class AA; Texas League), is buying the Oneonta Tigers (short season; NY-Penn League) from longtime owner Sam Nader and the rest of the investors […]

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Archives: June 16-22, 2008

Archives: June 16-22, 2008 Progress made at new Reno ballpark Posted June 20, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) An almost-new firehouse is being demolished in downtown Reno to make way for a new ballpark for the relocated Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). The fire crews are located at other fire stations until new […]

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