NECBL Welcomes Sharks

PRESS RELEASE – The New England Collegiate Baseball League is headed to one of the region’s most iconic summer communities, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will join the New England League as an expansion organization for the 2019 season. Continue reading

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Smith-Wills Stadium Getting New Operator?

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson (MS).  Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium — Kusche Sports Group.  Read more here.

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New Amarillo Ballpark Named ‘Hodgetown’

The Amarillo Sod Poodles(Double-A, Texas League) today announced that they have entered into a ballpark naming-rights partnership, renaming the home of the Sod Poodles “Hodgetown”. Read more here.

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Talking Portland Ballpark Site, Investors

There’s a six-foot cyclone fence surrounding the waterfront parcel located at 3556 NW Front Ave. in Portland.  On top of that fence, three strands of barbed wire stretch the length of the property, keeping people like me out.  Read more here.

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Loggers Refresh Logos for 2019 Season

PRESS RELEASE – The La Crosse Loggers unveiled today a new series of logos that will serve to refresh the organization’s brand, as well as further connect the team to the rich history of the logging industry at the site where Copeland Park and Events Center currently sits.

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Sea Dogs, Red Sox Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs and Boston Red Sox today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. With the extension, the Red Sox will continue to have a Double-A Eastern League affiliate in Portland through 2022, the longest permitted term under the current Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA).

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Marlins Park Construction Update

Miami Marlins President Chip Bowers recently provided an update on the improvements going on at Marlins Park, including The Club presented by DEX Imaging, Center Field Zone, Budweiser Bow Tie Bar, and SRO Social Section.  Read more and view photos here.

Budweiser Bow Tie Bar Viewing Platform, Chip Bowers, Beyond the Bases

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