A’s Lease Nearly Final

Oakland A's LogoThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend the Oakland A’s lease at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.  The final step is a vote by the board of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority on Aug. 6.  Read more here.  Then, back to the drawing board to secure a new ballpark (somewhere).

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The Best Concessions in MLB

USAT LogoBaseballParks.com LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com has partnered with USA Today to explore the best ballpark food in Major League Baseball and release the top seven teams in terms of their ballpark concessions.  Read more here.  As a side note, Mock was in the press box at Driller Park in Kilgore (TX) last night talking with East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League) play-by-play broadcaster John Beck.  You can watch/listen to a replay here beginning in the fourth inning at the 48:48 mark.

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Florence Freedom: ‘Biker Night’ Tonight

Florence Freedom LogoPRESS RELEASE  – Join the Florence Freedom and Thoroughbred Harley Davidson for July 30th’s Biker Night! Bring your bike to the ballpark to show off and enter into one of our bike contests. Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Cyclones: ‘The Best Dressed Team in Baseball’

Brooklyn Cyclones LogoPRESS RELEASE – Since 2001, the Brooklyn Cyclones have received a number of accolades for their community service, promotional excellence and innovative ways of making a trip to MCU Park unlike any other. But among all the titles that have been bestowed upon them – “Most Fun Ballpark in America” or “The Coolest Place on Earth” – there is one label that has been missing…until now! Continue reading

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Blowfish Release New Ballpark Renderings

Columbia Blowfish BlueyAs a follow up to today’s news that the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) are relocating to Lexington County (SC), below are renderings of the new ballpark and the press release:

Columbia Blowfish Ballpark Rendering 1Columbia Blowfish Ballpark Rendering 2 Continue reading

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Blowfish Find New Home

Columbia Blowfish BlueyThe owner of the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) announced Monday that the team is moving to Lexington County (SC) for the 2015 season.  The Blowfish will play at a newly constructed baseball stadium on Ballpark Road at the site of the old Wildcat Hollow football stadium. Read more here.  View press release below: Continue reading

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Bringing Pro Ball Back to Jackson (MS)?

Jackson MetsDespite a team in nearby Pearl (MS), Tim Bennett, president of Jackson (MS)-based Overtime Sports and co-owner of the Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) relocating to Biloxi (MS), is taking another run at bringing minor league baseball back to Jackson.  A site being targeted for a proposed new ballpark is at the corner of Mill and Hamilton streets in the historic Farish Street District.  Read more here.  UPDATED:  In another report, the ballpark would be for Jackson State, not a new pro team, which makes far more sense.  Read more here.

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