Fall Beer Festival Held at Lugnuts’ Home

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe Fall 2014 Beerfest at the Ballpark was held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League).  Read more here.  Watch photo gallery video here.

Beerfest at the Ballpark

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Braves New Ballpark Groundbreaking Tuesday

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Atlanta Braves will break ground on their new ballpark on Tuesday, September 16, at 11 am ET.  The event will be streamed live on braves.com.  The Braves will begin play in their new digs starting the 2017 season.  Read more here.

Atlanta Braves Ballpark Rendering

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Multiple PDCs Extended

Major League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball LogoThe Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest League) and Tampa Bay Rays, the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (California League) and Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League) and San Francisco Giants have extended their player development contracts.

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El Paso’s Southwest University Park is DigitalBallparks.com’s Ballpark of the Year

DigitalBallparks LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com have named Southwest University Park, home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League), the 2014 Digitalballparks Ballpark of the Year.  As stated by the Pastores, “SUP is one of the most spectacular ballparks we’ve seen to date…”  View photo gallery here.  As you recall, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently named SUP the top ballpark too.  Read more here.

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As the United League Turns…

Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings LogoUnited League LogoIt not-so-shocking news, the indy pro Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (United League) reportedly owe a t-shirt company money, and the frustrated vendor has decided the seek the help of KRVG’s “5 On Your Side” to get paid.  Read more and watch news report hereRead about the San Angelo Colts’ recent bankruptcy hereRead about the Bryant and Pierce show here.

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Quincy Gems Have New Owners, Changes Anticipated

Quincy Gems LogoNow that a group of locals stepped up to buy the summer collegiate Quincy Gems (Prospect League) for a reported $120,000, talk now turns toward the changes that could be coming to the team and their historic ballpark.  One of the changes mentioned is bringing the restrooms up to standard.  They indeed need fixing.  Below is a picture from our visit in 2013.  Read more here.

QU Stadium mens' restroom from BallparkHunter.com

QU Stadium mens’ restroom from BallparkHunter.com

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River Cats Promote Savage to President, Maxson to GM

Sacramento River Cats LogoThe Triple-A Sacramento River Cats (Pacific Coast League) have promoted Jeff Savage from general manager to team president and Chip Maxson from senior vice president of business operations to general manager.  Read more here.

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