Summer collegiate baseball is coming to Spearfish next spring, as the city will host one of 10 Expedition League teams in the circuit’s debut season. Other cities being targeted for the 2018 season according to the league website are Aberdeen (SD), Pierre (SD), Rapid City (SD), Dickinson (ND), Minot (ND), Casper (WY), Gering (NE), Hastings (NE), and Brandon (MB). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
Category Archives: League & Franchise
Pima County (AZ) officials sent a 17-page package to the Milwaukee Brewers last week, trying to sell Kino Sports Complex and Kino Stadium as the new spring training home for the team. Read more here.
Mayor Joe Ganim built the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and brought the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) to Bridgeport (CT) during his first administration. 20 years later, the returned mayor and his staff have decided it is time to begin a new era at the venue. Baseball is out, live concerts are in. Read more here.
There were many, many Expos fans in Cooperstown, having come from about five hours away by cars and by bus. They were all together again, rooting for a common cause, and in the process showing a national American audience on television — not to mention current commissioner Rob Manfred — that if MLB should return to Quebec, their arms would be wide open. Read more here and here.
Sources reportedly say that downtown Kansas City (MO) interests — led by the Downtown Council, a business group — and a county official met with the Kansas City Royals within the past 90 days to talk about a ballpark in the heart of the city. Read more here.