SWL’s Launch, Waco Team Delayed Until 2019

Officials for the Southwest League of Professional Baseball insist that professional baseball is still coming to the Waco (TX) area, but they’ve essentially stepped out of the batter’s box to call a timeout.  Read more here.

 

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Designing Amarillo’s New Ballpark

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.

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Brown: Jorge Mas Will be Next Owner of Marlins

Forbes contributor and Bizball LLC owner (and AC/DC tribute band Shoot to Thrill member) Maury Brown argues that Jorge Mas, with less flash and more substance, will be the next owner of the Miami Marlins — not the Bush, Jeter or some other group.  Read more here.

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P-Nats to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘The Mighty Ducks’ Saturday

The Potomac Nationals will be hosting “The Mighty Ducks 25th Anniversary Night” at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday, July 22nd.  Film actor Matt Doherty, A.K.A. Lester Averman from The Mighty Ducks movie franchise, will throw out the first pitch and sign autographs.  Read more here.

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Mobile BayBears Heading to Location Near Huntsville?

An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), with the hope of relocating the franchise to Madison County (AL).  Read more and watch news report here.

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WCL All-Star Game Tonight

The 2017 West Coast League (Summer Collegiate) All-Star Game will be played tonight at Yakima County Stadium in Yakima (WA), home of the Yakima Valley Pippins.  The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.  Mariner Moose, the Seattle Mariners mascot, will be in attendance.  Read more here.

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When North Carolina Struck Out with MLB Two Decades Ago

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred caused a stir among North Carolina sports fans this week, when he said Charlotte would be in the top three cities considered for a future league expansion.  Read more here.

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