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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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Bees Open for Business

New Britain Bees Logo w BeeWith Rocky and his Rock Cats relegated to history, New Britain’s (CT) 2016 baseball season opened Thursday evening with a fresh team, the Bees, and a new mascot, Sting, in front of a reported 4,617 fans.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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No New Stadium On Deck in Huntsville

Huntsville Stars LogoA minor league baseball pitch hasn’t been thrown from the mound at Joe Davis Stadium in more than two years, and it doesn’t look like that is going to change any time soon.  Read more and view news report here.

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Bees Begin New Era of Baseball in New Britain Tonight

New Britain Bees Logo w BeePRESS RELEASE – In 140 Characters or Less: A #NewTradition begins: New Britain Bees face York Revolution in inaugural Opening Day tonight at New Britain Stadium! 6:35 PM first pitch! Continue reading

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June 30 Deadline Looms for Frontier League in Jackson (MI)

Frontier League logoAfter nearly two years spent trying to form a Frontier League (Independent Professional) baseball team in Jackson (MI), organizers are facing a June 30 deadline when a memorandum of understanding with Jackson County will expire.  Read more and view rendering gallery here.

Jackson Ballpark conceptual rendering

Jackson Ballpark conceptual rendering

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Dittrich Ponders Double-A Ball’s Return to Amarillo

Texas League LogoThe Amarillo Globe-News interviewed long-time baseball executive John Dittrich about his time as owner and general manager of the Amarillo Gold Sox (Double-A, Texas League) back in the late 1970s/early 1980s and his thoughts about Double-A ball possibly returning to the city with a new stadium on deck.  Read more here.

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If They Built It, Triple-A Sky Sox to San Antonio

San Antonio MissionsColorado Springs Sky Sox LogoSan Antonio (TX) Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Thursday that Triple-A baseball will come to San Antonio in 2019 if a new ballpark is built Downtown.  Taylor made the announcement with David Elmore of Elmore Sports Group, which owns the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) and Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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