American Association Targeting Brownsville, New Braunfels?

American Association LogoThe indy pro American Association is reportedly in talks with Brownsville (TX) about building a new stadium and bringing a franchise to town.  Local officials are apparently pleased it’s not the “semi-defunct” United League that has come knockin’.  Sources say the league is also looking at New Braunfels (TX)Read more here.

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Hohokam Stadium Almost Ready for A’s Spring Training

Oakland A's LogoMesa (AZ) and the Oakland Athletics are finishing up a $26.9 million renovation of Hohokam Stadium, the team’s new spring-training home.  Read more hereRead press release hereView photos here.

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Construction Update: CHS Field

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoForget the World Series for the moment, it’s a beautiful 70 degrees in St. Paul (MN) and the latest construction photos of CHS Field, the new Lowertown home for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), have been posted on LowertownBallpark.com.  View photo gallery here.

CHS Field construction photo, Oct. 24, LowertownBallpark.com

CHS Field construction photo, Oct. 24, LowertownBallpark.com

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RiverDogs Promote Kirchner

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Charleston RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols has announced that Haley Kirchner has been promoted to Director of Community Relations. Continue reading

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‘The Wade’ Gets New Artificial Turf

Duluth Huskies LogoArtificial turf and a new home plate have been installed at historic Wade Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Duluth Huskies (Northwoods League).  The field has been designed to handle even the most extreme weather Duluth (MN) can experience.  This is just one of many upgrades eventually coming to The Wade.  Read more and watch news report hereView photo of the completed field here.

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A’s, San Jose Extend Negotiations

Oakland A's LogoThe Oakland A’s and San Jose are still holding out hope of moving the team to a new ballpark in Silicon Valley.  The baseball club and its longtime South Bay suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations for up to another seven years, as the city tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A’s move south.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Awards: Rennicke Chosen as Executive of the Year, Chinooks Named Top Organization

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced that Dean Rennicke, VP/GM of the Lakeshore Chinooks, has been named the 2014 Northwoods League Executive of the Year. The award, which was decided by a vote of team officials at the League’s annual fall meetings last week in Kenosha, WI, is given annually to the League’s outstanding executive. In another vote, the Lakeshore Chinooks Continue reading

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