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Start-Up Summer Collegiate ‘Expedition League’ Locking Down Markets

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.

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Pima County Pitches Kino to Brewers

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.

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After 20 Years, Bye-Bye Bluefish

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.

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Mavericks Play Last Games in Portsmouth, Leary Field

After five summers playing its home games at the Leary Field near downtown Portsmouth (NH), Seacoast Maverick’s (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) owner Dave Hoyt confirmed that Sunday’s doubleheader games against Nashua were the last two games the team would play in the city.  Read more here.

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Montreal Expos Fans Invade 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend

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.

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Talking Downtown KC Ballpark, Interest Remains Limited

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.

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PawSox Visit Worcester

Just how productive it was remains to be seen, but top brass from the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) were in Worcester (MA) Friday, July 21, for what one city official said was a tour of the city, mostly in the Canal District.  Read more here.

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