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RailRiders reach out for community support

After spending a year on the road and working through a rebranding process, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) are reaching out for what could be crucial in rebuilding the franchise: extensive community support for the team. Now, lots of team run community-outreach programs, but President/GM Rob Crain and crew have crafted a pretty […]

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New for 2013: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Goodbye Yankees, hello Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League), as the team combines the top two vote-getters in a name-the-team contest into a single brand. It certainly takes a bold hand to create a team identity that combines porcupines and a trolley car — with the end result a trolley-riding porcupine that sometimes dons conductors’ […]

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New SWB moniker to be unveiled Nov. 14

The overhaul of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) is proceeding apace, with a new moniker set to be unveiled Nov. 14 and renovations to PNC Field on schedule. The team had settled on six finalists — Blast, Black Diamond Bears, Fireflies, RailRiders, Porcupines, Trolley Frogs — before leaving things to an open vote […]

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The Week That Was: July 29

The sad demise of the London Rippers, ballpark changes for 2013 and potential ballpark deals in Hagerstown and Oakland. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. Developer: I can build new A’s ballpark with private financing Rippers pull out of Frontier League; to be replaced by road […]

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The Week That Was: July 15

Tampa Bay attendance woes, MLB TV contracts, a new El Paso ballpark and spring training made news this week. The most popular stories of the past seven days on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Selig: Rays attendance is “inexcusable” NBC vying for piece of MLB media-rights pie? El Paso: Let’s sell Cohen Stadium […]

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Crain new prez/GM of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

We hinted at this a few weeks ago: Rob Crain, current AGM of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), is the new president/GM of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League). Here’s where we laid the hint about Rob; we’re guessing his high-energy approach will go over well as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fans prepare for […]

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