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A Final Goodbye to Midway Stadium, Bill Murray Takes Tickets

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoActor/team co-owner Bill Murray was in the house Thursday night, as the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) played their final game at Midway Stadium before moving to a new ballpark in Lowertown in 2015.  Read more, see photos and watch video hereWatch Bill Murray taking tickets here.

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Fayetteville Eyeballing Pro Ball?

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoEarlier this year, the Fayetteville (NC) City Council quietly heard a pitch for building a minor league baseball stadium downtown.  It appears there is at least some serious interest, as council members are reportedly planning to take a field trip next week to Durham to visit, among other places, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading

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Checking In on the Ottawa Champions

OttawaThe Ottawa Sun recently spoke with David Gourlay, team president and minority owner of the indy pro Ottawa Champions (Can-Am League), about how things are coming along for the new franchise in preparation for their 2015 debut.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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This Week’s Promo Preview

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of August 13 – August 19, including a sasquatch-like “Jason ‘The Wolf’ Werth” bobblehead giveaway (Potomac Nationals), Clinton Pilots throwback night with Jim Leyland appearance (Clinton LumberKings), and “Oops! I Stepped on a Duck Night” with whoopee cushion giveaway.  Read more here.

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Amid Financial Challenges, Colts Will Close Up Shop Early

San Angelo Colts LogoThe indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League), embroiled in financial problems, will reportedly shorten their current season by eight games.  Read more here (if you have a subscription).  As you recall, the Colts ownership filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.  Thank you, Bryant and Pierce.

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Dawgs’ Seaman Stadium Rocks It in the Rockies

Okotoks Dawgs Logo on BallCanada’s SportsNet recently ventured to the foothills of the Alberta Rockies to check out Seaman Stadium in Okotoks (AB) and the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League), and they discovered that Seaman Stadium has become an amazing community gathering place.  Read more and watch video report here.

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Sea Dogs to Host 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game, Logo Unveiled

Eastern League LogoPortland Sea Dogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs have been selected by the Eastern League to host the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game. Sea Dogs General Manager Geoff Iacuessa made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The 2015 All-Star Classic, presented by Sullivan Tire, will be played on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. Continue reading

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