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Bexar County Official Wants Downtown San Antonio Ballpark

San Antonio Missions LogoBexar County (TX) Judge Nelson Wolff says it’s time to build a baseball stadium in downtown San Antonio for the Double-A San Antonio Missions (Texas League), and Wolff is chiding other city and county officials for not moving quickly enough on the project.  Read more here.

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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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Jacksonville Suns to Sport Vintage, All-Yellow Unis Sunday

Jacksonville Suns LogoPRESS RELEASE – On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Jacksonville Suns will unveil their brand new all-yellow alternate uniforms as the suns take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 3:05pm. Continue reading

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Envious Former Councilman Wants Movement on New Downtown San Antonio Ballpark

San Antonio Missions LogoThe news out of Charlotte (NC) this weekend touting the opening of a shiny, new downtown ballpark was not lost on John Clamp.  The former San Antonio councilman sent a local business reporter a link to some of that coverage in the Charlotte Observer, along with a query: “What are we doing?”  Read more here.

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Naturals Announce Ballpark Additions to Enhance Fan Experience

Northwest Arkansas Naturals LogoPRESS RELATIONS – The seventh season of Naturals baseball will begin on April 10th when the Naturals host the Frisco RoughRiders at 6:05pm. The home opener will allow fans from throughout Northwest Arkansas to see the talented prospects on display, as well as some new ballpark additions made to enhance the overall experience. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Hammons Field (Springfield, MO)

Digital Ballparks LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit Hammons Field, home of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals (Texas League).  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Shockoe Bottom Historic-Review Process Underway

Richmond Flying SquirrelsA voluntary historic review of the Shockoe Bottom site slated for the proposed new ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) is underway.  The process is projected to take three months for documentary research and expert review, followed by four months of archaeological excavation.  Preparing a final report and educational materials on the findings will take about 18 months.  Read more here.

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Thunder Introduce New Food Items for 2014 Season

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – Trenton Thunder fans, consider this your advance notice: you’ll want to come to the ballpark hungry this season. The team announced many new additions to the ARM & HAMMER Park concession offerings on Wednesday including a new signature “Thunder Dog”, pizza from a wood-fired oven, a “mega” nacho stand and chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. Continue reading

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Travs Introduce New Mascots

Arkansas Travelers Cap LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Arkansas Travelers and Hughes Agency are proud to announce the unveiling of the club’s new mascots for the 2014 season. After a long search conducted by Arkansas’ minor league baseball club and premier staffing agency, they settled on two characters that grew up in Travelers lore. Both mascots hold deep connections to the franchise they will now represent. Continue reading

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New Items Join ‘Exteme Foods’ Menu at Canal Park

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a new, giant entrée and an adults-only dessert will be joining its popular “Extreme Foods” menu, and a new, tasty lineup of ice-cream “Duck Floats” will be coming to Canal Park concessions stands for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Group Negotiating to Buy Roughriders

Frisco Roughriders Secondary MarkA group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to purchase the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) from Mandalay Sports Entertainment.  Read more here.

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BayBears President to Leave Team, Will Return to SC to Bolster Blowfish Ballpark Bid

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoColumbia Blowfish BlueyPRESS RELEASE – Mobile BayBears President Bill Shanahan, who has been with the team since its inception, announced that he is stepping down from his position with the team, to start a new chapter in his career. Bill and his wife Vicki will be returning to South Carolina where he owns a Summer Collegiate Franchise in the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading

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Richmond Council Members Want Ballpark Consultant

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond City Council voted 7-2 Monday to ask Mayor Dwight C. Jones to find $50,000 to hire outside consultants to help vet the plan to build a ballpark in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Huntsville Councilman: Stars Violating Maintenance Provisions of Ballpark Lease

Huntsville Stars LogoHuntsville City Councilman Bill Kling is raising concerns over maintenance at Joe Davis Stadium just weeks before the Biloxi-bound Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) begin their final season in the Rocket City.  He says the Stars have not lived up to their lease agreement at the ballpark, which specifies that the team maintain the scoreboard and public address system.  Read more here.

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Baysox Release 2014 Promo Schedule, Charlie Chaplin and Jimmy Fallon Tributes Make the Lineup

Bowie Baysox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox announce today the full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule includes 18 fireworks nights, a number of family-friendly events, multiple giveaways, recurring weekday events and a wide variety of fun theme nights. Continue reading

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RubberDucks Announce Mascot Naming Contest

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a naming contest for the new duck mascot, which is set to be unveiled on Opening Night, April 10 at Canal Park (vs. Bowie, 6:35 p.m.). The winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading

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Mayflies (Caps) Coming to Metro Bank Park

Harrisburg  Senators Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to launch their NEW Official On-Field Batting Practice Cap for the 2014 season. Sure to be a hit both with the players and in the Team Store-The New Era Style fitted cap is blue with a blue bill and a red button on the top. On it, depicted in all of its glory, is nothing but a mayfly. Continue reading

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Celebrity Appearances in Altoona

Altoon Curve new LogoPRESS RELEASE – Following the overwhelming response from fans to the athlete and player appearances over the past few seasons, the Altoona Curve are beefing up their red carpet list for 2014 with a total of nine athlete or celebrity appearances on the docket. Continue reading

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Generals Unveil 2014 Promo Schedule

Jackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals are excited to unveil their 2014 promotional schedule. The promotional schedule is highlighted by 13 Fireworks shows, Dollar Thursday presented by MobileNation along with the new Flat Screen Fridays and Family Fun Day Sundays. Continue reading

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Richmond Council Votes for Further Ballpark Negotiations

Richmond Flying SquirrelsMonday night brought out hundreds of citizens to Richmond (VA) city hall for public comment on Mayor Dwight Jones’ Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium proposal.  After five hours of discourse council members voted 6-3 in favor of the resolution, which only supports furthur negotiations on the Shockoe Bottom plan.  Read more  here and here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Shockoe Bottom Rendering

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SeaWolves to Celebrate 20th Season, Unveil Logo

Erie SeaWolves New Full LogoPRESS RELEASE – The SeaWolves today announced that the team will celebrate its 20th season of professional baseball with a commemorative logo, a new alternate uniform, and a series of “20 Seasons” promotions. The season-long initiative will celebrate the fans, players, and memories made since the SeaWolves debuted in 1995. Continue reading

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Battle of the Shockoe Bottom Billboards

Richmond Flying SquirrelsBoth supporters and opponents of the proposed new ballpark in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) have bought billboards to advocate their positions.  On Tuesday the Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee voted to forward the proposal to the city council with no recommendations.  Read more and view billboards here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Shockoe Bottom Rendering

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Naturals Introduce Benjamin Kelly as New ‘Voice of the Naturals’

Northwest Arkansas Naturals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new “Voice of the Naturals”. Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history. Continue reading

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Fightins Announce 2014 Promo Schedule

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – After a week of promotional previews that included nights ranging from Cowboy Monkey Rodeo to the John Kruk Garden Gnome giveaway, the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have revealed their full 2014 promotional schedule. Individual game tickets for the 2014 season are on sale now via Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, or Continue reading

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RubberDucks Release Loaded 2014 Promo Schedule

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced its promotional schedule for the 2014 season today, packed with 71 games of premium giveaways, fan favorites, nightly theme nights, and the always-popular fireworks shows. Continue reading

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Biloxi Council Votes to Finance Baseball Stadium

Huntsville Stars LogoThe standing-room-only crowd at City Hall cheered when the Biloxi (MS) City Council closed the meeting Tuesday after voting 5-2 to issue a $21 million bond to build a new downtown stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Barons, White Sox Renew PDC

Birmingham Barons LogoChicago White Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – Riding a groundswell of support since the opening of Regions Field and the team’s Southern League Championship in 2013, the Barons and Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, which will run through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures Continue reading

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14-Game High School Slate Begins Monday at Whataburger Field

Corpus Christi Hooks LogoPRESS RELEASE – Pay no attention to the weather. The “interschool games” portion of the University Interscholastic League’s high school baseball calendar begins Monday, with all area teams opening by Thursday the 20th. Continue reading

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Historic Tinker Field Gets Reprieve

Orlando RaysFaced with a public backlash, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on Monday put the brakes on a plan to tear down the grandstands and buildings at historic Tinker Field — at least for now.  Read more here.  The field first hosted baseball in 1914.  The Single-A Orlando Rays (Southern League) moved from Tinker to Cracker Jack Stadium/Champion Stadium in 2000 before relocating to Montgomery (AL) in 2004.

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Fightins to Honor Kruk with Garden Gnome

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – On February 13th, the Reading Fightin Phils will announce their full promotional schedule for the 2014 season in conjunction with the first day of individual ticket sales. Opening Night, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, and the Human Cannonball have already been announced. Between now and then, the Fightins will preview some highlights of the schedule. Continue reading

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Springfield Cardinals Launch Fan-Made-Franks Hot Dog Creation Contest

Springfield Cardinals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Cardinals have announced the Fan-Made-Franks Hot Dog Creation Contest, giving fans the opportunity to design a hot dog that will be featured at Hammons Field throughout the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Squirrels Expand Local Presence in Ownership Group

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce an expansion to the team’s ownership group that will dramatically increase the organization’s local presence. Three local investment groups, comprised of eight prominent members of the Richmond community, have been approved by Minor League Baseball as minority partners of the Flying Continue reading

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RubberDucks Unveil Uniforms

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks unveiled its uniforms during today’s Family Fun Day at the Akron Civic Theatre with the help of local media personalities. Continue reading

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Richmond City Council Disavows Involvement in Ballpark Petition Drive

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond City Council issued a statement Thursday disavowing any involvement in a recent petition drive in support of the plan to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom as questions also surfaced about what role the chairman of the Richmond Democratic Committee may have played.  Read more here.

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Barons Announce Details for 19th Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 19th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance® and YP. Continue reading

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Vote on New Biloxi Ballpark Delayed

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council likely won’t decide Tuesday night whether to issue a $21 million bond to build a downtown baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), as one of the council members is on duty with the National Guard and unavailable.  The vote on the bond, hiring the architect and three other baseball resolutions will likely be scheduled for early next week.  Read more here.

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Flying Squirrels, Richmond International Raceway Announce Inaugural Charity Golf Event

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond International Raceway are joining forces to host the inaugural Turn Left Golf Classic. The charity golf event, which will be held at The Dominion Club on Monday, June 2nd, strengthens the partnership between two of the most impactful brands in the RVA community. The tournament will equally benefit the charity arms of both organizations, Richmond Continue reading

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Vosters Joins ‘Riders Broadcast Team

Frisco Roughriders Secondary MarkPRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce the addition of Chris Vosters to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Vosters will work alongside Alex Vispoli, the “Voice of the RoughRiders,” in delivering the play-by-play of RoughRiders games throughout the season and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also Continue reading

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Biloxi Ballpark Vote Next Tuesday

Huntsville Stars LogoThe Biloxi (MS) Council is expected to vote next Tuesday whether to issue $21 million in bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more here.

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects

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Springfield Cardinals Announce Partnership with Expedia

Springfield Cardinals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Cardinals, Double-A affiliate of the 11-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, are excited to announce a new partnership with Expedia®. The partnership includes a naming rights component that will rebrand the Redbird Roost at Hammons Field as the Expedia® Redbird Roost. Continue reading

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