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MoonDogs Unveil New Ownership Group, Logo and Ballpark Improvements for 2018

PRESS RELEASE – The Mankato MoonDogs baseball club will have a new look, a new feel and new ownership as they prepare for their 20th season of play in the Northwoods League this summer. The Mankato franchise introduced their new five-person ownership group, led by local owners Chad Surprenant and Kyle Smith, rolled out a new logo and shared an update on the ongoing renovations at Franklin Rogers Park at a press conference held inside of the Verizon Center in downtown Mankato earlier today. Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo: Syracuse Chiefs to Become Syracuse Mets in 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took some time between announcing initiatives in his “State of the State” address on Wednesday to break a little baseball news: The Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) will become the Syracuse Mets starting in 2019.  Read more here.

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Old St. Croix Dog Track Prepares for Baseball Makeover

The St. Croix Meadows dog track in Hudson (WI) will be demolished in January to make room for the new development Hudson Gateway, which will include a baseball stadium for the St. Croix River Hounds (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), brewery, hotel, condos, business offices and more.  The property that has sat dormant since the dog track closed in 2001.  Read more here.  Take a ballpark rendering tour below:

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Mistaken Identities in the Minors

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the numerous instances of customers who mistake a minor league team for some other entity, like the West Virginia Power (Single-A, South Atlantic League) being confused for an actual power company.  Read more here.  At BallparkBiz.com, people confuse us for actual team front offices all the time.  It’s really puzzling.  If you know how to use the Internet, it shouldn’t be that difficult to figure out.

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Local, Disadvantaged Contractors Scoring in Fayetteville

Local contractors and those qualifying as disadvantaged have been successful in securing the majority of bids for Fayetteville’s new downtown baseball stadium for the yet-to-be-renamed Buies Creek Astros (Single-A, Carolina League).  Read more here.

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SteepleCats Unveil New Look

The North Adams SteepleCats (Summer Collegiage, New England Collegiate Baseball League) are relaunching with a new look, a new attitude and new leadership. The franchise has switched out its friendly fuzzy black and yellow cat for a leaner, meaner blue panther.  Read more here.  Find new fan gear here.

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It’s the ‘Tampa Tarpons’

PRESS RELEASE – When the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees takes the field for the 2018 season, it will mark the return of Tarpons baseball to the Florida State League after a 30-year absence. The Tampa Tarpons played in the league from 1957 through 1987, winning titles in 1957, 1959 and 1961. Continue reading

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