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Atlantic League to New Britain?

New Britain Rock Cats LogoSince early March, when the New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A, Eastern League) informed New Britain they’re ending their lease of the city’s stadium after this year, Mayor Erin Stewart has been fielding calls from interested potential tenants.  She’s already spoken with top indy pro Atlantic League officials and both sides want to see whether a New Britain team could work.  Read more here.

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Lawsuit Claims B-Mets Backed Out of Sale

Binghampton Mets LogoDespite repeated denials of plans to sell, the owners of the Binghamton Mets (Double-A, Eastern League) have been negotiating with multiple buyers over the past four years, based on the allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by Main Street Baseball claiming the ownership backed out of a sale.  Read more here.  Read statement by B-Mets President Mike Urda here.

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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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