Judge Rules New GreenJackets Ballpark Project Can Move Forward

Augusta Green Jackets LogoCircuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard has ruled that the City of North Augusta (SC) can move forward with its plans for a $144 million riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League)  Read more here.

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Saying Goodbye to Greer

Nashville Sounds LogoNashville Scene writer Kay West shares her very personal goodbye to Greer Stadium, as the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) prepare to turn out the lights at the old stadium before moving to their new Sulphur Dell digs next spring.  Read more here.

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Rock Cats Avert Eviction, Pay Tax Bill

New Britain Rock Cats LogoJosh Solomon, owner of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), showed up at city hall Wednesday afternoon with a check for $164,569, paying off the tax bill on New Britain Stadium and keeping the team’s lease valid.  Read more here.

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Rebuilding the Whitecaps’ Fire-Damaged Home

West Michigan White Caps LogoSteve Mortensen, an executive general adjuster for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, provides an inside look at the process for rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), after a raging fire damaged a large portion of the facility just three months before opening day.  Read more and view photos here.

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Nothing Like Modern Woodmen Park

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryThere is nothing really new here, but Steve Batterson from the Quad City Times takes a look at views and features that make Modern Woodmen Park special.  Read more here.

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IronBirds to Host 2015 NYPL All-Star Game

Aberdeen IronBirds New Logo 2The 2015 New York-Penn League All-Star Game will be played at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen (MD), the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds and the New York-Penn League announced Thursday.  This will be the second time Ripken Stadium has hosted the game.  Read more here.

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Chiefs, Cardinals Renew PDC

Peoria Chiefs LogoSt. Louis Cardinals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Peoria Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals have announced the signing of a four-year extension of the player development contract (PDC) that will run through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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