Saints 25-Year Documentary Coming to the Big Screen

PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints entered Minnesota in 1992 and played their first game in 1993. Many thought this plucky little organization wouldn’t last past that first year. The “little engine that could,” however has brought millions of people joy, laughter, and long-lasting memories. Now a brand-new documentary, For the Fun of the Game, created, written, directed and produced by Saints Director of Digital Media and Video Production, Jordan Lynn, will be featured as part of the “Insiders Series” for the Twin Cities Film Fest.

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Independent Pro Ball Taking Root in South Korea

Baseball has a long history is South Korea.  The professional Korea Baseball Organization has been around since 1982.  Relatively new to the country is independent baseball in form of the Korea Independent Baseball Association (KIBA) and affiliated Gyeonggi-do Challenge Baseball League (GCBL).  Read more here and here.

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Aviators Get New Ownership

Milwaukee (WI)-based MKE Sports and Entertainment has sold the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) to a trio of Purdue graduates, including Bill Davidson, CEO of National Sports Services, Brent Gutwein, co-founder of Granite Student Living, and Stuart Gutwein, a Lafayette attorney.  Read more here.

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Blue Sox to Host 2018 NECBL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Valley Blue Sox officially announced that they will play host to the 2018 NECBL All Star Game this summer on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Mackenzie Stadium in Holyoke.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: SRP Stadium (North Augusta, GA)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock of BaseballParks.com recently visited SRP Park, the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) in North Augusta (SC).  Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 7,000 words with three-dozen photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read more and view photos here.

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Voters Will Decide Fate of Hotel Tax for BlueCats Ballpark on May 5

Bellmead (TX) residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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SeaWolves Offer 10-Year Commitment to Erie with Ballpark Upgrades

The Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) and Erie Otters (Major Junior, Ontario Hockey League) are promising to make long-term commitments to Erie (PA) if the city’s long-pending request for a $12 million state grant to make improvements at UPMC Park is approved.  The Otters play next door to the SeaWolves at Erie Insurance Arena and stand to benefit from improvements to the entire Erie Events campus.  Read more here.

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