San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) President Burl Yarbrough told Express-News reporter Tom Orsborn, “While we have not yet determined what the specific baseball stadium needs are to advance to Triple-A, nor have we secured private sector development partners or a stadium development plan, we will begin the process immediately.” Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – This Thursday, June 29, 2017 McCormick Field will become the home of the Asheville Hippies. For one night only, the team will wear custom jerseys with a Tourists colored tie-dye theme and the word “Hippies” across the chest as they take on the Greenville baseball team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The IronPigs will change their name to the “Whiz Kids” for “Salute to Philadelphia Night” on Thursday, June 29 at 7:05 p.m., paying homage to both the Phillies’ legendary 1950 team and Philly’s love affair with all things Cheesesteaks, including Cheese Whiz! Continue reading
The Norfolk Tides (Triple-A, International League) will be holding “Turn Back the Clock Night” Tuesday night and will sport Norfolk Tars jerseys and offer 50-cent hot dogs, sodas and popcorn. Read more here.
Norfolk Tars throwback threads for tonight's Turn Back the Clock Night 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/O6d7JVk7HV
— Norfolk Tides (@NorfolkTides) June 27, 2017
Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs was not built to last. And, as we know, it will not last. The Triple-A version of the Sky Sox is fleeing to San Antonio in 2019, ending three decades in the Springs. The Elmore family, owners of the Sky Sox, use altitude to justify the departure. Read more here.
Gov. Gina Raimondo said Monday that she supports new legislation to be introduced Tuesday about how the state, city and Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) would finance a new baseball stadium because it addresses her concerns about whether Pawtucket (RI) would backstop its financial commitment if anticipated revenues fall short. Read more here. UPDATE: Read more here.