Manfred Elected MLB Commissioner

MLB LogoRob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.  Read more here.

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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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Fredericksburg Ballpark $18M Short

Hagerstown Suns LogoThe partners seeking to build a baseball stadium in Fredericksburg for the relocating Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) are roughly $18 million short in funding and may not go forward with the project without additional financial help.  Read more here.

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Bullfrogs See Improvements Under New Ownership

Green Bay Bullfrogs Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – With a 1-0 defeat of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Sunday night, the Green Bay Bullfrogs 2014 season officially came to a close. It was a new year for the franchise in Green Bay this season as new ownership, new coaches, and new players took over and exceled on and off the field. The team’s record vastly improved from last season while the Bullfrogs set a record for Continue reading

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The Best Concessions in MLB (Full Article)

USAT LogoBaseballParks.com LogoA few weeks ago, we provided you a link to an abbreviated online version of an essay appearing in USA Today Sports Weekly about the best ballpark concessions in Major League Baseball.  Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com partnered with the publication to explore the best ballpark food and release the top seven teams in terms of their ballpark concessions.  Now that the issue is no longer on newsstands, you can read the full version online here.

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Life in the New York-Penn League

Brooklyn Cyclones LogoStaten Island Yankees LogoIt is outside our niche (talking about players and all), but you might find interesting a eight-part series of articles posted on WFUV.org radio about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers for the Mini Mets and Baby Bombers.  Read or listen to Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5,   Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8.  Thanks to John Cerone for the links.

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RiverDogs’ Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Slated for August 23

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. Continue reading

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