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Atlantic City exhibition games scrapped; still in running for 2013 pro ball

A plan for independent Atlantic League exhibition games at Surf Stadium has been scrapped due to ballpark issues, but Atlantic City remains in the running to land a 2013 team. Former Surf manager Mario Perrucci pulled the plug on the Labor Day exhibition games, saying he wasn’t confident ballpark improvements would be completed in time to see a […]

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The Week That Was: June 3

Retro bullpen carts, NCAA tournament baseball and ballpark delays all made news this week. The top stories on Ballpark Digest for the past week, as measured by page views. Retro bullpen cart a hit in Sugar Land Wolff meets with Knauss, has clear message: A’s not for sale NCAA baseball tourney field announced Marlins, county […]

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Skeeters to launch Constellation Field tonight

Peter Kirk tells us Constellation Field is the most spectacular ballpark he’s opened, and we’re guessing Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) fans will concur at tonight’s opening. Kirk is an expert at new-ballpark openings: he’s launched 15 over the years, both in affiliated ball and independent ball. In recent years there’s been a certain […]

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New Sugar Land ballpark burglarized

Constellation Field, the new home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League), was burglarized this week — and a lesson from the incident can be drawn by every ballpark pro. The burglars were after a single thing: copper tubing, located in a storage room. In fact, it was a pretty major hit: the thieves […]

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The Year That Was: 2011

It was a quirky year in baseball: a season that saw limited franchise activity, reflecting the general economic malaise in the United States. Looking back, here are the most popular stories posted on Ballpark Digest in the past year, as measured by page views. 20: It’s Truck Day!The traditional beginning to the reason happens when […]

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New for 2012: Constellation Field

Following a merger of StarTex Power and Constellation Energy, the new $35-million home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) will have a new name for 2012 and beyond. Naming rights to the new ballpark were originally sold to StarTex Power by the Skeeters ownership. No other provisions of the 10-year naming-rights agreement are […]

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Skeeters bringing back bullpen cart

Remember the capped bullpen carts used in Major League Baseball in the 1970s and 1980s? They’ve disappeared from the MLB world, but the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) are bringing one back — complete with a sponsor — for the 2012 season. The yet-to-be-named cart, sponsored by Texas Direct Auto, will be visible with every […]

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