Wichita Focuses on New Ballpark To Dos, Potential Groundbreaking Early 2018

Minor League Baseball LogoThere are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown.  There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic.  Read more here.

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McKechnie Field Now LECOM Park, Last-Surviving McKechnie Relative Not Happy

Pittsburgh Pirates PEarlier this month, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a ballpark sponsorship deal that would rename their spring training facility LECOM Park.  Since 1962, the ballpark had been McKechnie Field in honor of Hall-of-Famer Bill McKechnie.  Read more here.  Carol Montgomery (85), McKechnie’s daughter, feels “it’s a slap in the face,” despite the move by the Pirates to rename their state-of-the-art home clubhouse in McKechnie’s honor.  Read more here.

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BlueClaws Add to 2017 Promotional Schedule

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – With Spring Training just a few days away, and baseball returning to FirstEnergy Park on April 13th, the BlueClaws have added to their 2017 promotional schedule with another series of Clawsome giveaways and theme days, a sure sign that baseball is fast approaching! Continue reading

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Miners Announce “The Links At Rent One Park”

Southern Illinois MinersPRESS RELEASE – For anyone who has ever dreamed of hitting a golf ball in a baseball stadium, now is your chance! The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they will turn Rent One Park into a nine-hole golf experience, “The Links at Rent One Park,” from April 20-24. VisitSI will be the legacy sponsor along with hospitality sponsor Peoples National Bank. Continue reading

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Mud Hens Announce Opening Day Brewfest

Toledo Mudhens LogoPRESS RELEASE – The 2017 Mud Hens season is almost here at Fifth Third Field and we know you want to celebrate Toledo’s biggest party day of the year! Join us out in the Home Run Terrace this April 13 as we watch the game in style from the outfield with a special craft beer tasting and buffet from 3 to 5 p.m. Catch the game and maybe even catch a home run ball! Continue reading

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Yard Goats Partner with The Latino Way to Promote Initiatives in Spanish

Hartford Yard Goats LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, has announced a partnership with The Latino Way; a marketing and media group specializing in Hispanic marketing, advertising and publishing. Continue reading

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A’s President Talks New Ballpark with Players, Millions to be Spent on Site Selection

Oakland A's LogoDave Kaval had a new audience Sunday when he talked about his vision for a new Oakland A’s ballpark – A’s players themselves.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, owner John Fisher is reportedly investing millions of dollars in finding the best place to build a new ballpark in Oakland, underscoring the A’s commitment to the Bay Area city.  Read more here.

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