Rams Evicted From Watertown Ballpark

Watertown Rams LogoWe’re not sure what has truly gone down in Watertown (NY), but the city has notified the summer collegiate Watertown Rams (Perfect Game League) that the team can no longer play at city-owned Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, claiming players trashed the facility’s locker room and the team failed to pay its water bill.  Read more here.

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Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies Wednesday afternoon revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference at Calhoun’s On The River in downtown Knoxville. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘West Virginia Black Bears’

New York-Penn League LogoAfter more than 2,500 suggestions and over 10,000 fan votes online, Rich Baseball Operations announced today that the “West Virginia Black Bears” has been chosen as the name of their new (relocating Jamestown Jammers) Single-A New York-Penn League franchise in Morgantown (WV).  Read more here.  The team’s website can be found at WestVirginiaBlackBears.com.  You can follow Continue reading


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Agency Owner of Pullman Park ‘Insolvent’

Butler Blue Sox LogoThe head of Butler’s (PA) Redevelopment Authority, which owns Pullman Park, home of the summer collegiate Butler Blue Sox (Prospect League), has told the city that the agency is “insolvent” and can no longer meet its financial obligations.  Read more here.

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Nixed Biloxi Ballpark Seating Bays Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BBy a four-to-three vote, the Biloxi (MS) City Council agreed to spend more than $418,000 on four seating bays they originally stripped from the ballpark under construction for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Palm Beach County Approves Spring-Training Deal, But Site Still Needed

Washington Nationals W Houston Astros New LogoPalm Beach County (FL) Commissioners voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals proposal for a $135 million training facility, if the teams can find a site in the next 90 days and close on the site 90 days thereafter.  Local hotel tax revenue would be used to help pay for the new complex.  Read more here.

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Wickline Takes Prospect League Reins, Looks to Expand

Prospect League LogoBryan Wickline was officially tabbed as commissioner of the summer collegiate Prospect League on Oct. 17, replacing former commissioner Dave Chase, whose contract was not renewed after the 2014 season.  Expansion (to fill in the gaps) is one of his top priorities for the far-flung circuit that includes teams from Hannibal (MO) to Butler (PA)Read more here.

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