Dan DuBois, chief financial officer at RW Mercer Co. who also spent 14 seasons in finances and planning at Michigan International Speedway, is proposing a plan to build a new baseball stadium in Jackson (MI) and bring in a professional baseball team — possibly a Frontier League franchise. Jackson has a city population of around 35,000. Jackson County has a population of around 160,000. Read more here.
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The Replacements’ long-awaited hometown reunion concert took place at Midway Stadium in front of 13,000 fans on Saturday Sept. 13. The event was one of the last at Midway, which is expected to be demolished, as the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) depart for a new ballpark. Read reviews and see photos here and here. View photo gallery here. Watch YouTube videos of concert here. Read about the Replacements on Wiki here. Go to the Replacements website here.
It 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 here. Read about the San Angelo Colts’ recent bankruptcy here. Read about the Bryant and Pierce show here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the creation of an annual promotional excellence award named after Ken Shepard, the Bridgeport Bluefish General Manager who passed away last week following his battle with kidney cancer. The Ken Shepard Award will recognize extraordinary promotional impact throughout the Atlantic League Continue reading
Pursuing what appears to be the Pecos League model, former Pecos League coach Mike Greene is working to launch the new Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest. Greene has reportedly secured a deal to play at historic Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (WA), the former home of the defunct indy pro Grays Harbor Gulls (Western Baseball League). We’ll let Continue reading
The proposed indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) are apparently down for the count, as their offices have reportedly been closed and lawsuits have been filed. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Without agriculture there is no baseball. One beef hide provides enough material for 144 baseballs. The scrumptious food at the concession stands starts with crops on farms. Even the grass on the field is directly linked to agriculture. Continue reading