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The Week That Was: Dec. 12

Lots of news generated the past week as the baseball world gathered at the annual Winter Meetings and Baseball Trade Show in Orlando: chatter about a new Oakland A’s ballpark, a final stretch for a new Escondido ballpark, and the potential move of the Southern League into Pensacola. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest […]

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Cook joins revamped Barons front office

Big changes in the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) front office this offseason, as John Cook leaves Minor League Baseball to join the staff as Director of Sales. Cook previouslt was Senior Vice President of Business Ops at St. Pete; previously he was general manager of the Clearwater Threshers (High Class A; Florida State […]

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In memoriam: Ben Mondor and Harold Cooper

Two giants in the Minor League Baseball world passed away: Pawtucket Red Sox (Class AAA; International League) owner Ben Mondor passed away last night, while former International League President Harold Cooper passed away this morning. Mondor and Cooper played important roles in Minor League Baseball, helping nurture the industry as it went through some terrible […]

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