Tennessee AD Talking Ballpark Upgrades

University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer suggested on the Big Orange Caravan tour last week that he plans for the 26-year-old Lindsey Nelson Stadium, home of the Volunteers baseball team, to receive a significant upgrade during his time as athletic director.  Read more here.

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A $1 Million Grant for Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, $5.8 Million Upgrade Coming

State Sen. James Seward brought baseball metaphors and $1 million to the village Monday, with a state Senate grant to seed a $5.8 million upgrade of Doubleday Field in Cooperstown (NY) in time for its 100th anniversary celebration in 2020.  Read more here.   Go to ballpark site here.

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Jackals Unveil New Videoboard

The new 42-foot Daktronics LED videoboard has been installed at Yogi Berra Stadium, home of the New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League).  Fans will get their first look at the new monster media amenity on Opening Day on Friday, May 25.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

New Jersey Jackals Facebook photo by Alex Cammarata

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CT Tigers to Play as New England Lobster Rolls July 14th

PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, will take the field on Saturday, July 14th as the New England Lobster Rolls on “New England Night”. The team will wear Lobster Rolls hats and jerseys on field. Fans are encouraged to visit golobsterrolls.com for more information about the night as well as Lobster Rolls merchandise including hats, t-shirts and more.

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Miracle to be Groupers for One Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Myers Miracle are paying homage to Southwest Florida’s favorite fish by changing the team’s name to the Fort Myers Groupers. Miracle fans can breathe a sigh of relief… it’s only for one game!

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Montgomery to be Greenbow Biscuits for Forrest Gump Tribute Night

The Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League) are planning a special Forrest Gump tribute night June 1 and will transform into the “Greenbow Biscuits” for the game.  Read more here.

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Buffalo Bisons to Play as ‘Buffalo Wings’ in June

PRESS RELEASE – Get your wet naps ready, Buffalo, NY…’Buffalo Wings’ Baseball is going to be served up at Coca-Cola Field this season. The Bisons announced today that they will change their team name and identity to the ‘Buffalo Wings’ for a four-game showdown with the Rochester Plates (Red Wings), Thursday, June 14-Sunday, June 17.


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