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‘Name Our Team’ Contest Extended in Columbia

Columbia Professional BaseballPRESS RELEASE – As a result of a tremendous response so far, Columbia’s new professional baseball team is extending the Name Our Team contest for nine more days until Friday, October 24. Since the Name Our Team contest was first announced on September 29, the team has received more than 1,300 suggestions on ColumbiaProBall.com. Continue reading

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Deadline Today for Columbia Name-the-Team Contest

Sand Gnats LogoWednesday, Oct. 15, is the last day for fans to submit their suggested name(s) for the affiliated franchise relocating to Columbia (SC).  Go to Columbia Professional Baseball here.  Click below to enter the contest:

Columbia Pro Ball Name the Team


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Tourists Announce Front Office Changes

Asheville Tourists New Logo1PRESS RELEASE – In preparation for the 2015 season, the Asheville Tourists are pleased to announce four additions to the Front Office as well as Jon Clemmons being promoted to Assistant General Manager. This off-season Asheville will welcome three new Sales Associates and a new Box Office Manager. Continue reading

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Power Overhauling Playing Surface

West Virginia Power Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power and the City of Charleston are pleased to announce that the playing surface at Appalachian Power Park will be renovated for the 2015 season. Carolina Green Corporation will perform the complete overhaul of the surface, as announced at a Charleston City Council meeting on October 6, 2014. Continue reading

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Owner of Intimidators Purchases Sharks

Kannapolis Intimidators New Alternative LogoWilmington Shark New Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce that Brad Smith and Smith Family Baseball have agreed to terms with current Sharks ownership to purchase the baseball club. After a tremendous season for the Sharks, which saw a full re-branding, a surge of almost 30% in attendance and hundreds of thousands of Continue reading

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Editorial: Build Wrigley- or Fenway-Style Ballpark at Savannah Civic Center Site

Sand Gnats LogoIf the City of Savannah (GA) actually moves forwarding with building a new ballpark, Tom Barton, editorial page editor of the Savannah Morning News, suggests the parties should ditch the proposed Savannah River Landings site just east of downtown.  Instead, he thinks the existing Savannah Civic Center should be demolished and replaced with a local version of Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  Read more here.

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Savannah Ballpark Study Faces Scrutiny

Sand Gnats LogoIt was not smooth sailing for Johnson Consulting’s $55,000 taxpayer-funded ballpark study, as Savannah (GA) City Council members challenged the unscientific survey taken as part of the study and sited the firm’s failure of to incorporate the cost of land in the project’s overall price tag.  Hardball Capital, the owner of the Single-A Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League), is planning to move Continue reading

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