The 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.
Forget 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.
PRESS RELEASE – Charleston RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols has announced that Haley Kirchner has been promoted to Director of Community Relations. Continue reading
Artificial 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 here. View photo of the completed field here.
The 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.
PRESS 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