Joined by a large group of community leaders and local, state and federal officials on Thursday at the Centre County Visitors Center, the short-season single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals launched the #SaveOurSpikes campaign to fight back against a Major League Baseball proposal that if enacted would eliminate affiliations for State College and 41 other minor league clubs. Read more here.
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Brunswick (GA) Mayor Cornell Harvey said a town hall meeting scheduled for Jan. 15 to explain a proposal to build a $13-million ballpark for a Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) team and get public input will now be held by mid February at the request of the group trying the establish the franchise. Read more here. Read previous story here.
Major League Baseball said Saturday it is committed to protecting minor league teams, a day after U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned of possible congressional action if the organization followed through on minor league contraction plans. Read more and watch news report here.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has become the latest Connecticut official to urge Major League Baseball to save the minor league team in Norwich (CT), warning congressional action might be taken. Read more here.
The Martinez Mackerel will begin play in 2020 and be operated by the Pecos League (Independent Professional). However, the city council apparently didn’t like the name because of a definition of “Mackerel” in the Urban Dictionary. So, the Pecos League is in the process of choosing a new one. Read more here. The previous Martinez Clippers played in the Pacific Association (Independent Professional), which has shown some instability, including the departure of the San Rafael Pacifics, arguably the league’s most successful franchise. Read more here.
Baseball has always been America’s pastime. Despite the popularity of other sports, the timeless appeal of baseball still draws millions to ballparks each year. The question now is how many would come if the coastal town of Brunswick (GA) built a stadium to bring a Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) franchise to town? Read more here. Read more details here.