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Archives: April 23-29, 2007

Archives: April 23-29, 2007 Sports world learns green is way to go Posted April 23, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Green long has been the color of sports because of the absurd amounts of money involved. Sports, though, can be a very wasteful endeavor, from the millions of gallons of water used to keep golf […]

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Archives: April 16-22, 2007

Archives: April 16-22, 2007 MLB announces first eight teams for World Baseball Classic in 2009 Posted April 20, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) No surprise here: World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI), a corporation controlled by MLB, announced it would once again hold the 16-team World Baseball Classic tournament in March 2009. WBCI also announced its […]

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Archives: April 9-15, 2007

Archives: April 9-15, 2007 Twins unveil ballpark plans Posted April 12, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Minnesota Twins’ new ballpark design got its public unveiling Thursday. HOK Sport presented their idea for a ballpark to nestled on the west side of downtown Minneapolis. "It’s a ballpark for the ages," said Earl Santee, the HOK […]

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Twins ballpark plans unveiled

by Dave Wright   The Minnesota Twins’ new ballpark design got its public unveiling Thursday. HOK Sport presented their idea for a ballpark to nestled on the west side of downtown Minneapolis. "It’s a ballpark for the ages," said Earl Santee, the HOK executive who is spearheading the architectural effort. "We wanted it to be […]

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Archives: April 2-8, 2007

Archives: April 2-8, 2007 Marlins ballpark funding decision has ways to go Posted April 6, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Florida Marlins, who are preparing for tonight’s home opener at Dolphin Stadium, don’t expect the state to decide whether to pay $60 million to help finance a new ballpark until the legislative equivalent of […]

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Archives: March 26-April 1, 2007

Archives: March 26-April 1, 2007 Tribe unveils plaque honoring Ray Chapman Posted March 30, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Tucked away and forgotten for years, a plaque commemorating one of baseball’s darkest moments has been brought back to life. A 175-pound bronzed memorial for Ray Chapman, the Cleveland Indians shortstop killed when he was hit […]

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Archives: March 19-25, 2007

Archives: March 19-25, 2007 Sounds, Struever talk to Metro, but ballpark plans still sketchy Posted March 22, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Their patience had obviously been tried, but Metro Council members appeared willing Wednesday to consider an appeal by the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and Baltimore developer Struever Bros., Eccles & […]

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Archives: March 12-18, 2007

Archives: March 12-18, 2007 Marlins ballpark funding bills advance Posted March 16, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Boosting baseball fans’ hopes the Florida Marlins may get a new home, two key legislative panels on Thursday approved a $60 million sales tax rebate to help the Fish build a new ballpark. The last critical piece of […]

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Archives: March 5-11, 2007

Archives: March 5-11, 2007 Miami backs county on plan for new Marlins park at Orange Bowl Posted March 9, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Following the lead of Miami-Dade County commissioners, the Miami City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to support a $490 million plan to fund a ballpark for the Florida Marlins somewhere in Miami […]

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Archives: Feb. 26-March 4, 2007

Building a ballpark may hinge on having the Twins pay more Posted March 2, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) We’re already hitting our first cost overrun in the construction of a new Minnesota Twins ballpark, as Hennepin County officials tell the Twins ownership the acquisition of a key downtown parcel will cost more than anticipated […]

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Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2007

Archives: Feb. 19-25, 2007 Forsyth County commits to new Warthogs ballpark Posted Feb. 23, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Forsyth County officials announced that the county would be willing to give as much as $12.5 million in tax incentives over 25 years to support the commercial part of a new city development, which will include […]

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