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Jackson (MI) Considers New Ballpark Proposal

Frontier League logoDan 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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Returning Replacements Rock Midway Stadium Before Demolition

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe 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 hereGo to the Replacements website here.
The Replacements at Midway Stadium Poster 9.13.14

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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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Atlantic League Announces ‘Ken Shepard Award’ to Recognize Annual Promotional Excellence

Atlantic League LogoPRESS 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

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No Sounds from the Loudoun Hounds

Loudoun Hounds LogoThe 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.

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‘CHS Field’ is New Home for St. Paul Saints

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS 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

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