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Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006

Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006 Red Barons will stay, Mandalay vows Posted Nov. 2, 2006 Mandalay Baseball Properties made its most potent statement yet on keeping the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (Class AAA; International League) in Northeast Pennsylvania. And that was exactly what Luzerne County commissioners wanted to hear. Richard W. Neumann, Mandalay’s vice president of […]

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Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006

Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006 Columbus ballpark to be delayed until 2009 Posted Oct. 27, 2006 The new home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League) won’t be game-ready until 2009. Franklin County commissioners and team officials originally wanted the team to move to Huntington Park stadium during the 2008 season. But Don Montgomery, of […]

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Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006

Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006 Poll: Baseball’s popularity waning Posted Oct. 20, 2006 Half of baseball fans are rooting against Barry Bonds in his bid to break Hank Aaron’s career home run record. That said, it’s getting tough to find anyone rooting for the sport at all these days. An AP-AOL Sports poll released Thursday shows […]

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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006 New Nats ballpark construction on schedule for 2008 opening Posted Oct. 13, 2006 District of Columbia officials declared construction of the new Washington Nationals ballpark near the Anacostia River in Southeast is moving expeditiously, even as city leaders and the team are running out of time to build parking garages. At […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006 In memoriam: Buck O’Neil Posted Oct. 7, 2006 Buck O’Neil, one of the most beloved figures in the baseball world over a long career that included batting titles in the Negro Leagues, three decades as a scout with the Chicago Cubs and the founding force behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, […]

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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006 Dodgers to California League, out of FSL Posted Sept. 28, 2006 We’ve reported on this more than a few times, but it looks like the deal will be announced shortly: the Los Angeles Dodgers will be leaving the High Class A Florida State League and instead field a team in the […]

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Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2006

Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2006 Mets to New Orleans, Orioles to Tides Posted Sept. 22, 2006 The 2007-2008 Class AAA affiliation shuffle is, we think, complete: the New York Mets formally announced a two-year deal with the New Orleans Zephyrs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), leaving the Baltimore Orioles to sign at least a two-year deal […]

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Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2006

Archives: Sept. 10-16, 2006 Sarasota County agrees to tax increase to fund new Reds spring facility Posted Sept. 14, 2006 The Sarasota County Commission agreed to play ball on Wednesday by voting to increase the Tourist Development Tax by a penny to help fund a new $54-million ballpark and spring-training facility to house the Cincinnati […]

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Archives: Sept. 3-9, 2006

Archives: Sept. 3-9, 2006 Orioles make pitch for $37 million renovation of Fort Lauderdale Stadium Posted Sept. 8, 2006 The Baltimore Orioles unveiled a proposal for a vastly renovated Fort Lauderdale Stadium surrounded by additional baseball diamonds and room for soccer fields. The proposed $37-million Community Sports Park and Recreational Complex, presented to city commissioners, […]

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Archives: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2006

Archives: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2006 Springdale leaders feel ballpark-contract pressure Posted Sept. 2, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Springdale’s mayor and aldermen say they’re feeling the pressure to complete a contract that would bring the Wichita Wranglers (Class AA; Texas League) to the city’s planned ballpark. For Springdale Mayor Jerre Van Hoose, the pressure comes […]

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Archives: Aug. 20-26, 2006

Archives: Aug. 20-26, 2006 Lynx poised to leap after 2007 Posted Aug. 24, 2006 In a move that surprises absolutely no one, the ownership of the Ottawa Lynx (Class AAA; International League) have informed the city of Ottawa the team will not be playing in Lynx Stadium after the 2007 season. We’ve already repeatedly reported […]

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Archives: Aug. 6-12, 2006

Archives: Aug. 6-12, 2006 Isotopes, Marlins, extend affiliation Posted Aug. 12, 2006 The Albuquerque Isotopes and Florida Marlins have renewed their Player Development Contract (PDC), extending their affiliation through the 2008 season. The announcement was made jointly at a press conference at Isotopes Park by Isotopes President Ken Young and Marlins Director, Player Development Brian […]

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Archives: July 30-Aug. 5, 2006

Archives: July 30-Aug. 5, 2006 Bronx group goes to court vs. new Yankee Stadium Posted Aug. 4, 2006 A South Bronx community group went to court yesterday in an effort to stop a new Yankee Stadium from being built. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Save Our Parks is petitioning to keep trees […]

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