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A new coalition took to the steps of Oakland City Hall Thursday to formally announce their opposition to the Oakland A’s plan to build a new stadium at the busy Howard Terminal. Read more here. Maritime stakeholders are also turning up the heat in opposition to the A’s ballpark plans. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox have “draughted” an alternate appearance for the 2019 season. Beginning May 2, the team will take the field every Thursday as the Salem Beer Mongers in a nod to the growing craft industry.
The Sussex County Miners and New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) are celebrating the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones with special jerseys. Of course, these are not the first and only teams to capitalize on the phenomenon. The Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for example, actually hosted the show’s creator in 2015. And lets not forget about MLB’s promo video from last season.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsfield Suns and the Goldklang Group on Monday announced that Michael Lieberman has been named the team’s new general manager. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, Lieberman has served as a general manager in summer collegiate baseball for 11 seasons. He has also held leadership positions in both affiliated and independent professional baseball.
The baseball stadium saga in Boise (ID) added another chapter Monday as Boise State University announced that it has reignited talks with the owners of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) about potentially sharing use of a proposed stadium just west of Downtown. Read more here.
For the first time since moving to Dodd Stadium in Norwich (CT), the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) are planning to rebrand with a new team name, and they are seeking help from fans to do it. They plan to use the “Norwich” location identifier instead of Connecticut. Read more and enter names submissions here.