New Baseball-Themed Mural for Blasters Home

Joplin Blasters LogoSix students from the Missouri Southern State University art club, Focal Point, and their professor have been hard at work on a baseball-themed mural featuring Mickey Mantle and Joe Beccker that will be installed at Joe Becker Stadium, home of the Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.  See photos here.  Read team press release here.

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Northwoods League Closing In on Bismarck (ND) Expansion

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has agreed to the terms offered by the Bismarck, ND Parks and Recreation District for an “Agreement for Use” allowing for League play beginning with the 2017 season at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: MGM Park (Biloxi, MS)

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com recently visited MGM Park, the new home of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Atlantic League Closing In on New Britain

Atlantic League LogoOn Tuesday, New Britain (CT) Mayor Erin Stewart told a local news station that the city and the independent professional Atlantic League  have finalized the first part of a lease agreement that could bring a team to New Britain as early as 2016 to replace the departing New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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San Angelo Colts Liquidated

San Angelo Colts LogoA liquidation sale of the San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United Baseball League) was recently held at Foster Field, pursuant to a court order because the ownership failed to satisfy the requirements of the their Chapter 11 reorganization plan.  Former GM Mike Babcock, who left the team in 2012 after his eight-year tenure at the helm, blamed central league ownership for the team’s demise and said, “We were making money, and in our worst years, we broke even.”  Read more here.

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D-Jays to Welcome College Football Season

Dunedin Blue JaysPRESS RELEASE – The Dunedin Blue Jays will welcome the beginning of the college football season with College Football Kickoff Night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Monday, August 31st when the D-Jays host the Tampa Yankees. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30PM. Continue reading

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PawSox Stadium Forum Held

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyThe ongoing debate over whether the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) should build a new stadium in downtown Providence (RI) continued Tuesday as more than 200 supporters and opponents of the plan gathered inside a dueling pianos bar located less than a mile from the proposed ballpark.  Read more here.

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