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Spokane, Texas extend affiliation

The Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) and the Texas Rangers have extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through 2014. “We are happy to extend our relationship with the Texas Rangers,” said Indians General Manager Chris Duff. “The last 10 years have been some of the most successful in team history and […]

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Work continues on new WVU ballpark

WVU athletic director Oiiver Luck says work continues on a new ballpark for the Mountaineers and potentially a minor-league baseball team. The plan, proposed by Luck and developer Mon-View LLC, calls for the establishment of a tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Morgantown, with the proceedings funding a new ballpark at the proposed University Town Center complex. Two counties have already signed off […]

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Milwaukie advances, Hillsboro retreats in Portland-area ballpark race

In the effort to bring pro baseball back to Portland, Milwaukie will proceed with planning and Hillsboro put the brakes on its effort — and both expressed displeasure with the short-season Northwest League. As you’ll recall, there are two efforts by Portland suburbs to bring affiliated baseball back to the market. In Milwaukie, the City Council […]

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Milwaukie seeks public input on new ballpark

Milwaukie (Ore.) city officials have scheduled a series of hearings on a proposed minor-league ballpark in the Portland suburb for a short-season-A Northwest League ballpark. With a proposed ballpark for the Yakima Bears (short-season A; Northwest League) in Vancouver, Wash. seemingly stalled because of disagreements over funding, Milwaukie officials are rushing into the breach with […]

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Clark County passes on exclusive negotiations with Bears; opposition to new ballpark rises

A move by the Yakima Bears (short season; Northwest League) is by no means a sure thing as Clark County passes on signing a exclusivity agreement and some residents say they don’t want a new ballpark in their neighborhood. Clark County is located opposite Portland, Oregon on the Washington State side of the metro area. […]

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