The annual conference for everyone in the baseball industry kicks off today at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando (FL). The event goes from Dec. 9-12 and includes the Baseball Trade Show and PBEO Job Fair. Read more here. View schedule here. You can follow the event on Twitter and Facebook. A mobile app is also available.
Chris Cummings, president of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League), and Nancy Ayala, council chairwoman of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, held a ceremonial check Friday signifying the tribe’s full payment of this year’s naming-rights fee for Chukchansi Park, but there is more to the story. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Loudoun Hounds announce that due to stadium delays and changes in senior management the Hounds will not be playing baseball in 2014. Continue reading
Major League Baseball’s lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics’ request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by commissioner Bud Selig. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball America has named the Indianapolis Indians as the Triple-A recipient of the 2013 Bob Freitas Award, which is presented to the organization with the best overall operations at each level of Minor League Baseball. The Indians will accept the award at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings on Monday, Dec. 9 in Orlando, Fla. Continue reading
On the eve of a critical vote by the Memphis City Council, a report from Moody’s Investors Service gives a “negative” outlook to its Aa3 rating of $23.6 million in revenue bonds the city plans to use to finance the purchase of AutoZone Park and improvements to it. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Beloit Snappers President, Dennis Conerton, announced today the appointment of Robert “Bobby” Coon as Director of Media Relations for the organization. After spending the entire 2013 season as the Director of Food and Beverage he will be moving into the new role. “The opportunity has come along for Bobby to take on a position within the Snappers Continue reading