Actor/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 here. Watch Bill Murray taking tickets here.
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Earlier 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
The 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.
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.
Canada’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.
PRESS 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