PRESS RELEASE – The West Coast League, together with Clark County and the cities of Ridgefield, Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Washougal, and La Center, announced this afternoon the addition of a West Coast League expansion membership in the Clark County market, to begin play in the spring of 2019.
Major League Baseball is celebrating the 113th Midnight Sun Game today by organizing an unprecedented 24 hours of Play Ball events around this year’s game in Fairbanks (AK) in cooperation with the Alaska Goldpanners (Summer Collegiate Alaska Baseball League). Read more here.
— Rick Riccobono (@riccobonoUSA) June 21, 2018
Despite objections from citizens, the Franklin (WI) common council approved a series of amendments, mostly on 4-1 votes, to the Ballpark Commons plan that will include allowing additional housing for senior citizens and athletes. Read more here.
The owner of the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) Jeff Katofsky, will be in Pueblo (CO) Wednesday to present his intentions to relocate his team to the city. The announcement is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CDT. Read more here. Stayed tuned for more details.
Jeff Katofsky, Orem Owlz (soon to be Pueblo Owlz) Owner sits down with me for an interview. Look for video later today. “A baseball family moving to a baseball town.” pic.twitter.com/s3Up4S8gRA
— Anthony A. Mestas (@mestas3517) June 20, 2018
An entertainment district right next to TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, is one step closer from happening. The Omaha (NE) city council approved an agreement with MECA establishing development guidelines, which will regulate just how the city moves ahead with the project at Lot B downtown. Read more here.
A well-placed source confirms that the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) are relocating to Pueblo (CO). A formal announcement is scheduled for Wednesday. Read more and watch news report here.
The renovation of Hamtramck Stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor. Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park. Read more here.