Category Archives: League & Franchise

GreyWolves Won’t Play in 2019

Rose City Baseball is expected to announce sometime next week that the Gresham GreyWolves (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) will go on hiatus for the upcoming 2019 season with the possibility of considering a return for the summer of 2020.  The team played for two years in the West Coast League (Summer Collegiate) and played an independent schedule last summer.  Read more here.

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NFL’s Raiders to Share Field with MLB’s Giants

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly chosen to go from sharing O.Co Coliseum stadium next season with Oakland A’s to sharing Oracle Park with San Francisco Giants. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season.

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Editorial: Gastonia Wise to Explore Options for New Stadium’s Primary Baseball Tenant

The question now facing Gastonia (NC) city leaders as they move toward building a new multi-use stadium to serve as the anchor of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District, is whether the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will be one of the primary tenants of the new facility or if a different baseball franchise will play that role.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats Ownership Group Considers Adding WCL Team in Nanaimo

PRESS RELEASE – If all the ducks align, Vancouver Island could have two West Coast League (WCL) baseball teams playing by the 2020 or 2021 season.

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Butte Plays Waiting Game with Expedition League

Butte (MT) will have to wait at least another year for Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) baseball, because efforts to put companion teams in Helena and Bozeman haven’t panned out.  Read more here.

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NECBL Welcomes Sharks

PRESS RELEASE – The New England Collegiate Baseball League is headed to one of the region’s most iconic summer communities, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will join the New England League as an expansion organization for the 2019 season. Continue reading

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Talking Portland Ballpark Site, Investors

There’s a six-foot cyclone fence surrounding the waterfront parcel located at 3556 NW Front Ave. in Portland.  On top of that fence, three strands of barbed wire stretch the length of the property, keeping people like me out.  Read more here.

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