NYCFC, Yankees Outline Plans for Soccer-Friendly Yankee Stadium

New York City F.C. LogoNew York Yankees LogoThe expansion New York City FC announced Monday that they will open their Major League Soccer (MLS) existence next year at Yankee Stadium.  Officials from both the soccer club and New York Yankees outlined the plans to turn the venue into one that is suited for both baseball and soccer games on a consistent basis.  Read more and watch news conference here.

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Cleveland’s League Park in Pictures

Cleveland Indians 1915-1920As Cleveland prepares to reopen what’s left of League Park, the original home of the Cleveland Indians, this summer after a $6 million restoration, Cleveland Scene has posted 20 vintage photos of the old ballpark in its prime.  Read more and view gallery hereWatch dedication video here.

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Ems Unveil All-Star Game Logo, Video and Title Sponsor

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchPRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are proud to announce that the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, will be presented by Northwest Toyota Dealers. This magnificent event allows the Emeralds and Northwest Toyota Dealers a chance to highlight some of the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Continue reading

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Indians Partner with Verizon Wireless to Offer In-Ballpark 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Cleveland Indians LogoPRESS RELEASE – In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the Indians, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, have rolled out a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network. Continue reading

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Barons Receive ‘Real’ Ballpark Award

Birmingham Barons LogoIt’s no “virtual” award here.  Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com was at Regions Field Saturday to present the 2013 Baseballparks.com Ballpark Of The Year award to the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) and the city of Birmingham (AL) for their impressive one-year-old, 8,500-seat baseball stadium.  Read more here.

Joe Mock presents the 2013 BaseballParks.com Ballpark of the Year Award to Don Logan, one of the owners of the Barons.

Joe Mock presents the 2013 BaseballParks.com Ballpark Of The Year Award to Don Logan, one of the owners of the Barons.

 

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Mr. Met, We’ll Go for the ‘Kill Shot’

New York Mets LogoIn a fun little story to kick off the week, AJ Mass, who once wore the Mr. Met costume as the mascot for the New York Mets, said in his new book that he was threatened with sniper fire if he got too close to President Bill Clinton during a 1997 visit to Shea Stadium.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story.

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Padres Fill Anouncer Position

San Diego Padres New Logo 2011-2012During the seventh inning stretch Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, Alex Miniak was in the Padres announcing booth at Petco Park when he officially announced that he won the job.  Read more and watch videos here and here.

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