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Bluefish sold; owners to focus on new Yonkers ballpark

Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in back payments owed to the city.Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in […]

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Will new ballpark fly in Lents?

A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal for an economic-development tool, but many details need to be worked out before a new facility is built.A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008 Fate of Tiger Stadium to be addressed today Posted Oct. 7, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Detroit City Council will again address the future of Tiger Stadium at a meeting today. Demolition of most of Tiger Stadium now complete; what’s left is the original Navin Field grandstand (essentially the area […]

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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2008

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2008 Pride sold; will return as American Defenders; Duquette part of indy ownership group Posted Sept. 30, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The sale of the Nashua Pride (independent; Can-Am Association) is complete, as the league approved the purchase of the team to a group that includes former Red Sox GM Dan […]

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Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2008

Archives: Sept. 17-23, 2008 Wilder: Best place for new Richmond ballpark may not be Boulevard Posted Sept. 23, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder threw a wild card into the ballpark deliberations by saying the Boulevard — the area where The Diamond, the former home of the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International […]

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Opening Day Partners proposes $40-million Richmond ballpark

By Kevin Reichard Could Richmond be a market where affiliated and independent baseball work together? Peter Kirk thinks so, and he’s laying out a series of scenarios for a new ballpark in Richmond that would accomplish just that. Kirk, a veteran operator running three teams in the independent Atlantic League, is pitching a new-ballpark proposal […]

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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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