Pig Smooching Raises Nearly $40K

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels Charities, the non-profit foundation of the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce that the inaugural Smooch-A-Pig charity fundraising campaign raised nearly $40,000 for Richmond area youth athletics. Continue reading

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T-Bones Welcome 3-Millionth Fan

Kansas City T-Bones LogoPRESS RELEASE – With temperatures in the mid-90s, it may have been the hottest night of the year but that didn’t stop Craig Swisher from taking his son and daughter to watch the Kansas City T-Bones at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Monday night. Continue reading

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Ballpark Quirks: Petco Park’s Western Metal Supply Company Building

Sports IllustratedSan Diego Padres New Logo 2011-2012In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Petco Park’s Western Metal Supply Company building.  Read more and view photos here.

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Riversharks and Syfy Host Screening of ‘Sharknado’ Before Premiere of ‘The Second One’

Camden Riversharks LogoPRESS RELEASE – Did you miss out on the instant-cult classic Sharknado last summer, or are you just looking to refresh your memory before Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres on July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy? Well, the Camden Riversharks have you covered!

Camden RiverSharks Sharknado Screening
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: L.P. Frans Stadium (Hickory, NC)

Hickory Crawdads LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited L.P. Frans Stadium, home of the Single-A Hickory Crawdads (South Atlantic League).  Read more and view photos hereRead about the “CLAWlossal” challenge here.

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RubberDucks Announce ‘Return of the King (LeBron James) Burger’

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a new addition to the popular “Extreme Foods” menu.

Akron RubberDucks Return of the King Burger
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Biloxi Ballpark Budget Trimmed, Time to Move Ahead

Biloxi Baseball Double BThe City of Biloxi (MS) has trimmed enough off of the cost of the planned minor league baseball stadium that it is now ready to move forward with construction, according to a release from the city Friday.  Read more here.

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