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Florida approves $50 million in aid for new Astros, Blue Jays spring-training complex

The Florida Legislature approved $50 million in incentives for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays to build a new spring-training complex in Palm Beach Gardens. The $36 million in new spending includes $3.3 million in payments for Florida cities and counties wishing to keep spring-training teams in Florida. The state had previously set up […]

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Israel preps for WBC

The United States, Japan and the Latin American countries will receive the most attention in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but some of the better stories will come from the lesser-known teams — as exemplified by Shlomo Lipetz. Lipetz is a legend in Israeli baseball circles, a 33-year-old member of the Israeli National Baseball team and a […]

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Spring-training games launch today

We have our first game of Spring Training 2012 today, as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Florida State Seminoles at 1:05 p.m. at Bright House Field. Let the games begin! Speaking of spring training: We’ll be in Florida next week and Arizona later in the month. Here’s the schedule for our upcoming Florida trip: March […]

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Marlins minor-league spring sched posted

We’ve posted the spring-training schedule for the four Florida Marlins farm teams: New Orleans Zephyrs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Jacksonville Suns (Class AA; Southern League), Jupiter Hammerheads (High Class A; Florida State League) and Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low Class A; Sally League). You can view the schedule here. The four teams train at the Roger […]

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Three staff appointments announced at Roger Dean Stadium

Roger Dean Stadium announced the hiring of three major positions at the complex today: Mike Bauer as General Manager of Jupiter Stadium, LTD; Jordan Treadway as Director of Grounds; and Walter Herrera as Stadium Building Manager. All three hires are internal promotions, coming after extensive nationwide searches, and are effective immediately. Bauer takes over the […]

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