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Midwest Farm League: Toole Returns?

We don’t see his name listed anywhere in association with the new summer collegiate Midwest Farm League based in Chicago (IL), but the four teams on deck for the circuit’s 2013 inaugural season have had Jamie Toole‘s fingerprints on them … Continue reading

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Players Claim Teams Owe Rent for Housing, Toole Responds

As previously reported, Jamie Toole pulled his summer collegiate Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns out of the Midwest Collegiate League near the end of the season amid unadmitted financial troubles.  Players are now crying foul, as they have received … Continue reading

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Toole Announces ‘Rise Up’ Campaign for 2013, Questions Remain

One day after the summer collegiate Midwest Collegiate League announced that Jamie Toole had pulled the Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns out of the league, he announced his “Rise Up” campaign/slogan representing a new, fresh start for the 2013 season in a … Continue reading

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Toole: Withdrawal of Teams Not Financially Motivated

As reported Friday, Jamie Toole, owner and operator of the summer collegiate Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns, withdrew his teams from the Midwest Collegiate League.  The league believes his action was taken for financial reasons.  Toole says the move was driven by … Continue reading

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Toole Pulls CrackerJacks, Lincolns Out of Midwest Collegiate League

PRESS RELEASE – The Midwest Collegiate League’s Commissioner, Don Popravak, has announced that effective immediately, the Will County CrackerJacks and the Illinois Lincolns baseball clubs have resigned from the League.

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Bridgeport Throws Out Ballpark Use Bids, Will Start Over

Due to a technicality, the city of Bridgeport (CT) is tossing out three competing bids it received last week to operate the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and initiating a do-over.  On Twitter, Jamie Toole, former general manager of the Bridgeport … Continue reading

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Bluefish Go Local with New Ballpark Food and Beverage Service

PRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced that they have signed a five year agreement with G-2 Sport Catering, who will operate all concessions at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard beginning in 2016.

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Two Roads Beer Garden Coming to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard

PRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the opening of the all-new Two Roads Beer Garden at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the 2015 season. The Bluefish have partnered with Two Roads Brewery of Stratford, CT, to open this … Continue reading

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Bluefish to Host 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, Release Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that The Ballpark at Harbor Yard will host the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will take place on Wednesday, July 8. This will be … Continue reading

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CrackerJacks to Play in Romeoville

PRESS RELEASE – The Will County CrackerJacks have announced that the club has entered into a rental agreement with Lewis University to make Brennan Field the host facility of CrackerJacks’ home games in 2012.

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4th of July Music Festival a Success at Legends’ Ballpark

The annual Red, White & Boom 4th of July music festival and fireworks show was moved this year from a parking lot outside Rupp Arena to Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Single-A Lexington Legends, and it was reportedly “a hit” … Continue reading

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Former JackHammers GM Launches Summer Collegiate Club

Jamie Toole, former general manager of the now-defunct Joliet (IL) JackHammers, has launched the Will County CrackerJacks, a new franchise in the Midwest Collegiate League, formerly the Great Plains League.  The team will play at Wayne King, Jr. Field on … Continue reading

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New League in the Works for Louisiana II

As a follow up to our posting yesterday about a new summer collegiate baseball league being launched by Global Scouting Bureau in Louisiana, we thought we should try to fill in a few blanks.

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158 Days Until Opening Day, 158 Free Hats

PRESS RELEASE – As the temperature drops below freezing and snow begins to fall, the thought of summer should bring a smile to your face. That’s precisely what the Joliet JackHammers are looking to do. With 158 days until Opening Day, the Orange … Continue reading

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Press Release: Jackhammers Rush To Limbaugh

The Joliet JackHammers have reached out to Rush Limbaugh to become an investor in the franchise. Now that he will no longer be part of the group looking to purchase the St. Louis Rams we see that he may have … Continue reading

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