Category Archives: Market & Location

Can-Am Considers Potential Sixth Franchise

Can-Am League LogoCan-Am League (and American Association) Commissioner Miles Wolff recently talked with TSN 1200 radio about the start-up Ottawa Champions and the three-person ownership group that includes Wolff, David Gourley and Al Ramos.  Through the interview and in a article, we learn that a suitor with “deep pockets’ and a secured ballpark is seeking an Continue reading


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Futures League Adds Bristol

Futures Collegiate Baseball League LogoThe Bristol (CT) city park commissioners Wednesday unanimously backed a deal with the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League to use historic Muzzy Field for the next three years.  One of the owners of the yet-to-be named team is seven-time Grammy winner Elliott Scheiner.  Baseball veteran Rick Muntean will serve as general manager.  Read more here.

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MountainStar Sports Launches MLS Campaign

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadMajor League Soccer LogoPRESS RELEASE – MountainStar Sports Group announced today that it has gone live with initiatives aimed at fostering grassroots support to bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to the Borderplex region. An official website and Facebook page have been developed and members of the public are encouraged to become a part of the campaign. Continue reading

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Midwest Collegiate League Announces Addition of Michigan City Lakers

Michigan City Lakers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The  Midwest Collegiate League has announced the addition of a new team for the 2015 season. The Michigan City Lakers have reached an agreement to join the MCL, bringing with them a team tradition that dates back to 1973. Continue reading

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Editorial: Build Wrigley- or Fenway-Style Ballpark at Savannah Civic Center Site

Sand Gnats LogoIf the City of Savannah (GA) actually moves forwarding with building a new ballpark, Tom Barton, editorial page editor of the Savannah Morning News, suggests the parties should ditch the proposed Savannah River Landings site just east of downtown.  Instead, he thinks the existing Savannah Civic Center should be demolished and replaced with a local version of Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  Read more here.

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Amateur Hour Continues for Start-Up Mount Rainier ‘Professional’ Baseball League

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball LeagueWe try to be as objective as possible and give start-up leagues the benefit of a doubt, but often times they make it impossible.  The wannabe Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League is no exception.  Up now — the just-announced Vancouver (WA) Mud Turtles, and the red flags are flying. Continue reading


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Name the Team Contest Announced for Columbia Franchise

Minor League Baseball LogoJason Freier, chairman and chief executive officer of Hardball Capital, announced the launch of a “Name Our Team” contest for the proposed team — possibly the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) — coming to the developing new ballpark in Columbia (SC).  Fans will be able to suggest branding ideas via, Facebook and Twitter.  View press release here.

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