Tides to Make Special Announcement

Norfolk Tides LogoThe Norfolk Tides (Triple-A, International League) will make a special announcement on Wednesday, December 2 at Scope Arena during the first intermission of the Norfolk Admirals hockey game, which begins at 7:15 pm.  Check out announcement speculation here.

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A Possible Site for a New Montreal Ballpark?

Montreal Expos LogoMontreal baseball fans dreaming of the return of major league baseball were teased once again Monday after developer Luc Poirier said that his newly purchased downtown property could become a baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Lafayette Unveils Name-the-Team Finalists

Prospect League LogoMilwaukee-based MKE Sports and Entertainment has released the five finalists for new summer collegiate Prospect League franchise in Lafayette (IN). The names include: Generals, Legends, Ax Men, Lightning, and Aviators. Read more here.  Fans can vote here for their favorite team name.  Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.



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An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck

Goldklang Group LogoESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.”  Read more here.

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A New Proposal for The Diamond

Richmond Flying SquirrelsA group of Richmond (VA)-based citizens, architects and developers are proposing a new vision for The Diamond on the Boulevard, the current home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League).  The group plans to present their ideas to the media and the public on Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.  Read more here.

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Surge to Return in 2016?

Old Orchard Beach SurgeThe North Country Baseball League has folded after one season, but the Old Orchard Beach Surge might be back next summer.  Alex Markakis, the general manager of the Surge, said an announcement is expected in the next few weeks. Read more here.


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Batting Around Possible Moves in the Affiliated Ranks

Minor League Baseball LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the possible relocations and new stadiums for affiliated clubs in his latest issue of “Batting Around.”  Read more here.

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