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Prospect League Looks to Expand, Become Top Three

Prospect League LogoProspect League commissioner Bryan Wickline said the circuit is exploring new markets and seeking to grow East and West to become one of the top three summer collegiate leagues in the country.  As the league expands, it could move to three divisions.   Read more here.  The Kokomo (IN) Jackrabbits and Jamestown (NY) Jammers have been added to the line-up for 2015.  We currently have the top Continue reading

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New York City FC Debut at Yankee Stadium, Baseball Players Raise Concerns About Turf

New York City FCNew York City FC won their first-ever game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, as they defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 in front of a crowd of 45,307.  Read more here.  Not everyone is happy about the situation, including Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira.  Read more here.

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Baseball Returning to Portland (UPDATED)

Great West League Secondary LogoA press conference is scheduled for today at noon (Pacific) to announce that Rose City Baseball, LLC is bringing a summer collegiate Great West League franchise to  Walker Stadium in Lents Park in 2016, when the league begins play.  The move will include $650,000 worth of upgrades to the ballpark. Continue reading

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Elmore Eyes New Property in Salinas for Blaze Relocation

Bakersfield Blaze LogoBakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) owner D.G. Elmore says that, following an unsuccessful effort to build a ballpark on the Front Street property of Hayward Lumber in Salinas (CA), he is cautiously optimistic that he will close a similar deal on property at the corner of John and Abbott streets.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Adopts New Playoff Format

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced a new playoff format that will begin with the 2015 season. Continue reading

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Rhode Island Red Sox?

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyWith news on Monday that the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) have been sold and could be moving to nearby Providence (RI), there is already talk about a name change.  New team president James Skeffington reportedly said he would like to call the team the Rhode Island Red Sox.  Read more here.  The domain RIRedSox.com is already in use, and RhodeIslandRedSox.com was registered yesterday.   Below is our attempt at a new logo:

Rhode Island Red (chicken) Sox, by BallparkBiz.com

Rhode Island Red (chicken) Sox, by BallparkBiz.com

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Whoa! Paw Sox to Leave Pawtucket (UPDATED)

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyPawtucket (RI) Mayor Donald Grebien says the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) have been sold and are leaving the city.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock and Chris Rosenberg for the heads up.  UPDATE:  It appears the PawSox are Providence bound, despite all the politicos playing dumb.  Read more here.  If so, this would be a quick flip from the news delivered this time last year.  Read more here.  View PawSox press release here.

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