Prospect 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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A 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
Bakersfield 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.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced a new playoff format that will begin with the 2015 season. Continue reading
With 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:
Pawtucket (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.