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The Week That Was: August 17

Summer-collegiate attendance, Sir Paul McCartney closing down Candlestick Park and financial issues faced by several teams were news in the work of baseball this week. The top stories on Ballpark Digest this week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week all centered around summer-collegiate attendance, with readers eager to see the numbers […]

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Paul McCartney leads last event at Candlestick Park

The Beatles ended their concert career at Candlestick Park, so it’s appropriate Paul McCartney played the last event in the 54-year-old stadium’s history. The concert, which drew 49,000 to the former home of the San Francisco Giants, was a rollicking sendoff to From SFGate: It was rocking inside the soon-to-be-demolished wind tunnel that long was […]

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Boston Pops ballpark tour scrapped

Poor ticket sales and a lack of corporate sponsors has caused ESI Concerts to scrap a summer ballpark tour featuring Kenny Loggins and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The 10-city Minor League Ballparks tour was slated to run this summer, stretching from Birmingham, Alabama, to Buffalo, New York, August 16-30. Full refunds, including service charges, can […]

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