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City Reduces Subsidy to Ports

Stockton Ports LogoThe city of Stockton (CA) and the Single-A Stockton Ports (California League) have agreed to amend the team’s contract to play at Stockton Ballpark.  Stockton officials say the changes will reduce the city’s current $400,000 annual subsidy to the team by about $112,500.  The city is restructuring its debts as part of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy.  The Ports’ contract runs through 2044.  Read more here.

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Smooth Blazing for First Pitch to Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoGeorge Watkins from The Salinas Californian provides a nice picture of how things went for  D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, when he made is pitch to the Salinas (CA) City Council to bring the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season.  It appears all was lovey-dovey for Round 1.  Read more hereView Facebook page hereView Twitter page here.

Bakersfield Field Blaze Salinas Ballpark Rendering

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Blaze Make Pitch in Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoD.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, met with the Salinas (CA) City Council Tuesday to pitch his idea of bringing the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season.  Elmore said he hopes to be a part of the economic development in Salinas surrounding the long-awaited Alisal Marketplace housing and shopping project.  Read more here.

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Bakersfield Blaze Eye Relocation to Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoIf about $25 million from private investment materializes, D.G. Elmore could be moving his Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to a new ballpark in Salinas (CA) in time for the 2016 season.  On Sept. 23, developer Sean Cooley, who’s behind the proposed 56-acre Alisal Marketplace project, will ask City Council to extend existing 10-year tax credits for 20 years to help support the adjacent stadium plan.  Read more here.

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Echols Accepts In-Game Prostate Exam Challenge, Plus 1980s Charleston Rainbows Jerseys

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Earlier this month, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich received an in-game prostate exam as he sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at a recent Pelicans home game. Milovich accepted the challenge to support Fallon Emery, a nine-year-old girl from Carolina Forest, SC who is fighting brain cancer and Continue reading

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Quakes Awarded 2015 California-Carolina League All-Star Game

Rancho Cucamonga QuakesPRESS RELEASE – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the California League are proud to announce that on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the California-Carolina League All-Star Game will come to LoanMart Field, marking the third time Rancho Cucamonga has hosted this inter-league All-Star event. Continue reading

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Modesto Nuts Announce Name of New Pistachio Mascot

Modesto Nuts LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club have announced the winning name for the newest member of their mascot family. Shelley the Pistachio, the name decided on by fans, will make her debut on Friday, June 20th at John Thurman Field. “The fans made a great choice with the name Shelley,” said Nuts General Manager Tyler Richardson. “We are excited to showcase her Continue reading

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