The Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) are relishing the opportunity to turn VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell into a Human Hot Dog for charity following the game on Friday, July 28 at The Diamond. Read more here.
The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are, for the moment, free agents. And here sits Hartford (CT) with a gleaming new downtown stadium. Read more here.
The Arcata Ballpark, home of the Humboldt Crabs (Independent, Summer Collegiate), will apparently have a new set of visitors next month. The ballpark is expected to host the “Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo” on August 12, and the organizer said this will be a family friendly event aiming to educate the community about cannabis. Read more here.
Lynn Lashbrook, founder and president of Sports Management Worldwide, has relentlessly pushed for more than 20 years the idea of bringing Major League Baseball to Portland (OR). Now he has a new, game-changing idea — the construction of a wooden stadium. Read more here.
Picturesque views, splash pads and an oversized facade that will blend in with the downtown Amarillo skyline were all included in preliminary design sketches released Wednesday for the city’s minor league ballpark. Read more and view sketches here.