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More on Muckdogs Move to Waldorf

Batavia Muckdogs LogoThe slow-but-sure demise of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) franchise might soon open the door to a new chapter of Minor League Baseball history.  If all goes according to plan, the Muckdogs will soon become the only majority black-owned team in baseball.  Read more from Baseball America here.

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Amid Rumors, Muckdogs Operator Issues Statement

Batavia Muckdogs LogoAddressing rumors that the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have been sold and could be moving to Waldorf (MD), the team’s operator issued the following statement: Continue reading

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Montreal, Mexico City Are Manfred’s Frontrunners for International MLB Expansion

Major League Baseball LogoCommissioner Rob Manfred discusses the possibility of Major League Baseball adding teams with the Chicago White Sox’s broadcast team:

Read more here from the Washington Post.

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The Sandcastle Hosting College Ball

Atlantic Cape Community College LogoSurf Stadium, aka The Sandcastle – the former home of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League) – is now the home field for the Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic City High School baseball teams.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Jimmy John’s Field Update, Tour

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe field grass is still being put in and many of the seats still getting screwed down, but Andy Appleby, Commissioner for the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League, says fear not, baseball will be played at the new Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) in less than four weeks.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Rangers Anticipating California League, Carolina League Shift

California League 75th Anniversary LogoCarolina League LogoCarolina League franchises are just waiting for the first California League domino to fall.  The city of Kinston (NC) even has a signed lease in place with the Texas Rangers. Read more here.

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West Coast League Targets Port Angeles (WA)

West Coast League LogoThe summer collegiate West Coast League is reportedly targeting Port Angeles (WA) as a new location for a baseball franchise.  The city of about 19,000 residents is just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria (BC), home of the circuit’s Victoria HarbourCats.  If a deal is secured, the team would play at Civic Stadium with its great view of the Olympic Mountains.  Read more here.  Thanks to Brandon Sparks from OlySports.com for the heads up.

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