The inaugural season of the United Shore Professional Baseball League will kick off May 30 at the nearly complete Jimmy John’s Field adjacent to historic downtown Utica (MI). Read more and view stadium photo gallery here.
The mayor of Hartford (CT) has called the $47 million bond for the ballpark being built in Hartford and said DoNo stadium developer Centerplan Construction Company has defaulted on its agreement with the city. DoNo and Centerplan have pledged to fight the claim in court because they say the city has some culpability in the park being late. Read more and watch news report here.
The New York Mets’ ballpark-related revenue reported to bondholders rose nearly 30 percent last year thanks to the team’s run to the World Series. The increase marked the end of five consecutive years of declines since Citi Field opened in 2009. Read more here.
The Vermont fringe party that launched the political career of Sen. Bernie Sanders is now backing a 1970s baseball star-turned-gubernatorial candidate known affectionately to generations of fans as “Spaceman.” Read more here.
Naomi Silver, chief executive and chief operating officer of the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League), said the sale of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) fell through because the prospective ownership group was not granted permission from teams and leagues that have territorial rights in Waldorf (MD). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are pleased to announce some event details for the second annual Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 24, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating. Continue reading