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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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The Week That Was: July 6

The Dayton Dragons sale, remembering Lou Gehrig’s riveting “Luckiest Man” speech, and a tarp accident in Cedar Rapids were the top stories this week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Here are the top stories of this week, in order of popularity: Dayton Dragons sale announcedMLB to honor Lou Gehrig this weekendSeveral Kernels […]

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San Angelo Colts file for bankruptcy protection against creditors

The San Angelo Colts (independent; United League Baseball) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, preventing a bank from foreclosing on the Foster Field mortgage. 1st Community Federal Credit Union had initiated foreclosure on Foster Field, with the team missing payments on a $384,000 mortgage. The ballpark was privately financed 14 years ago. From the […]

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New ballpark on tap for Abilene

In announcing the addition of the Abilene Prairie Dogs to the independent North American League lineup, team ownership announced efforts were underway to procure a new ballpark for the 2013 season. It’s not the first time Byron Pierce and John Bryant have fielded a team in Abilene; they owned the Abilene Prairie Dogs in the […]

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Caray to Southern Maryland, Melendez to Yuma

Two personnel moves involving United League Baseball refugees: Josh Caray is the new Voice of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (independent; Atlantic League), while Jose Melendez is the new general manager of the Yuma Scorpions (independent; North American League). Caray broadcast San Angelo Colts games last season and also served as the team’s media relations […]

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