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Archives: April 9-15, 2006

Archives: April 9-15, 2006 New Mets ballpark deal is stalled Posted April 14, 2006 If the New York Mets didn’t anticipate this happening, they haven’t paid attention to the history of New York City politics over the last 200 or so years. The team and local Queens political figures are at loggerheads over how the […]

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Archives: April 2-8, 2006

Archives: April 2-8, 2006 Looks nice, but at what price? Posted April 7, 2006 The Chicago Cubs will unveil changes to Wrigley Field today. The most dramatic: the expansion of the famed bleachers, including the addition of reserved seating at $54 a pop. The expansion of the bleachers will slightly harm some views from the […]

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Archives: March 19-25, 2006

Archives: March 19-25, 2006 San Antonio officials get an invite Posted March 24, 2006 As the Florida Marlins continue discussing a possible relocation to San Antonio, owner Jeffrey Loria has decided to watch his team’s regular-season opener with seven of the city’s most influential politicians. San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, […]

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Archives: March 12-18, 2006

Archives: March 12-18, 2006 D.C. ballpark to debut without retail Posted March 17, 2006 If a new D.C. ballpark is completed as scheduled in March 2008, fans attending games during the opening season should not expect to stop at a restaurant outside the ballpark, shop at a boutique or walk along a pier on the […]

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Archives: March 5-11, 2006

Archives: March 5-11, 2006 New Twins ballpark would memorialize Puckett Posted March 10, 2006 This goes beyond crass. As Minnesotans prepare for a memorial service for the late Kirby Puckett Sunday night at the Metrodome, Twins officials apparently are already tying construction of a new ballpark to Puckett, floating ideas like naming the ballpark after […]

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Archives: Feb. 26-March 4, 2006

Archives: Feb. 26-March 4, 2006 Wolff makes ballpark pitch to Marlins Posted March 3, 2006 Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Thursday he will present a ballpark financing plan next week to the Florida Marlins, a step that may lead to more intense relocation negotiations between the San Antonio county and the Major League Baseball […]

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Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2006

Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2006 Supporters say Twins ballpark bill has enough votes to pass Posted February 24, 2006 With the Minnesota Legislature less than a week away from its 2006 session, there appear to be enough votes to pass a Minnesota Twins ballpark bill, if the team can tiptoe through a potential political mine field. […]

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Archives: Feb. 12-18, 2006

Archives: Feb. 12-18, 2006 Marlins to Oklahoma City? Posted February 17, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Florida Marlins have held discussions with a top official from Oklahoma City but have not decided whether to make a visit there. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday that she has spoken four times to Marlins vice […]

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Archives: Feb. 5-11, 2006

Archives: Feb. 5-11, 2006 Anaheim strikes out in lawsuit against Angels Posted February 10, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Ending a yearlong dispute that sparked regional one-upsmanship and talk-show ridicule, an Orange County jury Thursday decided that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could keep their geographically awkward name. After deliberating just over four hours […]

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Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2006

Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2006 Giants to adopt AT&T Park name for ballpark Posted February 4, 2006 In a move that surprises no one, SBC Park will be renamed AT&T Park as of March 1, with all signage slated to be changed over by midseason. The move was expected, with the Giants announcing the potential […]

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Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2006

Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2006 D.C., MLB reach agreement on new ballpark lease Posted January 28, 2006 MLB and the District of Columbia reached an agreement on a new, revised ballpark lease that purports to address many of the concerns raised by D.C. Council members. The biggest issue, and one that’s not fully addressed in the […]

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Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2006

Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2006 State agency approves plans for Yankees, Mets ballparks Posted January 19, 2006 The board of the Empire State Development Corp. approved preliminary plans for new ballparks for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. The new Mets ballpark would be comprised of seven levels with 42,500 seats and standing […]

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