Yokohama Stadium Could Host Olympic Baseball

Tokyo 2020 Olympics LogoDeNA BayStars LogoYokohama Stadium in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, has become a top candidate to host baseball in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official source said Monday.  Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that 2020 organizers have nominated for the Tokyo Games in addition to the core Olympic program.  Yokohama Stadium is the home of Nippon Professional Baseball’s DeNA BayStars.  Read more here.

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2015 Minor League Attendance Analysis Released

Number Tamer LogoDavid P. Kronheim from NumberTamer.com has provided us with his 100-plus-page annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance for 2015.  This and previous reports can be found under our “Attendance Rankings” tab.  View Kronheim’s 2015 Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis here.

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Skylands Ice Sculpture Extravaganza a Success

Sussex County MinersThere wasn’t any snow covering the baseball field at Skylands Stadium on Saturday, but inside the stadium’s event center, it was a winter wonderland during the stadium’s “Frozen in Ice” ice sculpture extravaganza.  Read more and view photo here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

Sussex County Miners Ice Extravaganza

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California League Unveils 75th Anniversary Logo

California League LogoPRESS RELEASE – – In 2016, the California League of Professional Baseball will use a new logo to commemorate its 75th Anniversary. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: JetBlue Park (Fort Myers, FL)

Red Sox SocksGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has just posted a review of his ballpark visit to JetBlue Park, the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers (FL).  Read more and view photos here.

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Trump Drags Rangers Ballpark into Presidential Primary Debate

Texas Rangers LogoFollowing attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build the Texas Rangers baseball stadium in Arlington (TX).  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Surprised by Ballpark Consultant Billing

Hagerstown Suns LogoSome Spotsylvania County (VA) officials were surprised to learn recently that the county owes $23,750 for a financial advisor’s analysis last year of a proposed taxpayer-financed baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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