Ballpark Visit ALERT: Thomas L. Bell Stadium (Americus, GA)

Digital Ballparks LogoAmericus ArrowsEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Thomas L. Bell Stadium, the former home of the one-and-done Americus Arrows (Independent Professional, Southeastern League) and several affiliated teams over the years.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Danville Stadium to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘The Babe’ July 29

Danville Dans LogoPRESS RELEASE – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the filming of The Babe at Danville Stadium. And the Danville Dans invite the public to join in an evening celebrating that historic event. Continue reading

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Stompers Pitcher, Catcher Make History as First All-Female Battery

Sonoma StompersAnna Kimbrell and Kelsie Whitmore of the Sonoma Stompers (Independent Professional, Pacific Association) made history Friday night as the first-ever all-female battery in the history of men’s professional baseball.  Read more here.

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All About the Skeeters’ Foodservice Operators

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryGreg Hernandez, general manager of hospitality services, and Tait Guthrie, executive chef, manage the food service for the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Price Tag Increases for Ragin’ Cajun Baseball Stadium Project

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin CajunsOn Friday, Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation Chairman Robert Daigle sent a letter to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Fund members stating that the initial cost budget and fundraising goal for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball stadium was $10 million, but has now gone up to about $16 million because of “enhanced design”.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Won’t Debut in 2016

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIt seems insane that a new ballpark that was so close to completion in May won’t open at all this season, but that is exactly how it will go down for Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the homeless Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here and here.

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Myrtle Beach Mermen Night

Myrtle Beach PelicansThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Single-A, Carolina League) went full Kenny Powers last night with Myrtle Beach Mermen Night.  The night was dedicated to the fictional team that was made popular by the HBO series Eastbound and Down.  It also featured an adult replica jersey giveaway to the first 500 adults.  Read preview here.

Myrtle Beach Mermen jersey, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Twitter photo.

Myrtle Beach Mermen jersey, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Twitter photo.

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