After months of tryouts and planning, the season will soon be underway for Ozarks Pro Baseball, a developmental, barnstorming minor league. A deal to purchase Price Cutter Park is now on the table, but let’s not have any Art Wilkinson delusions that this will somehow turn minor league baseball on its head. It is what it is. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Canada’s #1 summer collegiate club, the Okotoks Dawgs welcomed their 500,000th fan to beautiful Seaman Stadium on Canada Day, July 1st. Continue reading
There is a plan to put in artificial turf on the field at the former location of Tiger Stadium, when the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) takes control of the site. However, Dave Mesrey of the Navin Field Grounds Crew – a group of volunteers who worked to bring the field back to life — has started a petition drive to try to convince PAL to keep the natural grass. Read more and watch news report here.
The sons of Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) Managing Partner Frank Ward have paid $6 million to buy and develop two tracts of land in the area near the team’s new ballpark at Sulphur Dell. Read more here.
CNBC’s Sarah Whitten takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball and the Rockland Boulders (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) operating out of Provident Bank Park in Pomona (NY) — just an hour’s drive from the Big Apple. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Three great local breweries with one goal: introducing more beer drinkers to the great craft beers that are flowing in Buffalo these days. And in the process, the “Buffalo Brewers Series” might just be history in the making for Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works and Resurgence Brewing. Continue reading