Category Archives: Conference & Events

MLB Returns to Puerto Rico, Mock Talks Impact of Hurricanes

As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September.  Read more here.

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High Point Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

High Point (NC) broke ground today on its new $36-million, multi-use stadium to house a relocating Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise.  In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, officials unveiled the name and logo for the new facility — BB&T Point Stadium.  Read more and watch video here.

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Dodgers to Host 2020 MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred will reportedly be at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a noon news conference to announce that the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2020 All-Star Game, the first time since 1980 that the team has hosted the mid-summer classic.  Read more here.

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Jackals Announce ‘Cup in Hand Kickball’

The New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) and NJ Play Sports have announced the Cup in Hand Kickball League, where participants can play kickball and enjoy a beverage at the same time.  The Cup In Hand Kickball League plays on Monday nights, under the lights, at Yogi Berra Stadium.

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Pioneers to Host 2018 PGCBL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is proud to announce that the Elmira Pioneers and Historic Dunn Field will host the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Hilliard Corporation and STCF on July 18th in Elmira, New York.

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It’s Opening Day!

The 2018 Major League Baseball season gets underway today, Thursday, March 29.  It will feature the first full slate of Opening Day games in 50 years and the earliest beginning date.  For the first game of the day, it will be the Chicago Cubs vs. the Florida Marlins at 12:40 pm EDT.  View today’s schedule here.

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London Stadium to Host Two-Game Series Between Yankees, Red Sox

London’s Olympic Stadium is set to host a series between two of the biggest teams in Major League Baseball (MLB).  Plans for the two-game series in June 2019 between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are close to being finalized.  Read more here.

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