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Skeeters Introduce New Ownership

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – A recent report showed Sugar Land’s Constellation Field exceeded attendance expectations in 2014 by 62 percent, an increase of 20,000 visitors over last year.The $36 million 7,500-seat stadium offers the community more than the opportunity to attend professional minor league baseball. The venue is a year-round community amenity that also offers concerts and community, Continue reading

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19-Year Front Office Veteran Says Goodbye to AquaSox

Everett AquaSox LogoBrian Sloan, who has been an integral part of Single-A Everett AquaSox (Northwest League) front office for 19 years, has stepped down from his position as vice president of corporate partnerships to become the director or business development for Alexander Global Promotions in Bellevue (WA).  Read more here.

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Cole Purchases Gastonia Grizzlies

Gastonia Grizzlies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Gastonia Grizzlies are pleased to announce that Jesse Cole has agreed to terms with Ken Silver to purchase the baseball club. Cole has served as the Managing Partner/General Manager of the Grizzlies since 2008. Continue reading

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Selig Blames Ballpark Troubles for Key Tampa Bay Departures, Rays Owners Ponders Move to Montreal

Tampa Bay Rays LogoCommissioner Bud Selig traced the Tampa Bay Rays’ inability to retain key personnel — at least in part — to the inability to secure a new ballpark.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, Rays owners Stuart Sternberg has reportedly had discussions with wealthy Wall Street associates about moving the Rays to Montreal.  Read more here.

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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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Windy City Thunderbolts Under New Ownership

Windy City Thunderbolts LogoPRESS RELEASE – Effective Monday, October 20, 2014 the Windy City ThunderBolts baseball club’s ownership was transferred solely to Al Oremus. The transfer became official on Monday afternoon after the Frontier League approved the transaction by a unanimous vote this past Friday. Oremus, who has owned 20% of the club as a minority owner since 2012, bought the remaining 80% from Dan Brennan and Mike Stranczek. Continue reading

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Braves Hire Hart as President of Baseball Operations

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Atlanta Braves have hired John Hart to serve as the team’s president of baseball operations — a newly created title.  The 66-year-old Hart agreed to a three-year deal that will continue through the team’s first season at its new stadium in Cobb County.  Hart, the former GM for the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.  Read more here.

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