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Cavemen Co-Owner Hopes to Get Team Back in the Game

Hannibal CavemenRick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018.   The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement.  Read more here.

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Diamondbacks Sue County Over Ballpark Lease

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.  At issue is the $135 million in capital improvements that the Diamondbacks say the county must make to Chase Field.  Read more here.

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Luzerne, Lackawanna Litigation Saga Continues

scranton-wilkes-barre-red-baronsScranton Wilkes-Barre YankeesSolicitors from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties say they’re interested in discussing a settlement of their dueling litigation over the region’s Triple-A baseball franchise.  Read more here.

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Minnesota Ballpark Authority Takes Wait-and-See Approach in Wake of MFSA Scandal

minnesota-ballpark-authorityThey aren’t the subject of an investigation, but the board of another publicly owned stadium in Minneapolis is keeping an eye out for the results of an ongoing state audit.  Read more here.

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Great West League Adds Yuba City to 2017 Lineup

Great West League Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Yuba City is back in baseball after a long absence and looks to resume its historic rivalries as it was announced today they will be joining the Great West League for 2017. The soon to be named ball club will be the league’s sixth franchise, making its home at Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville where it will share venue headquarters with the league counterpart Marysville Gold Sox. Continue reading

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It’s a Deal: Fayetteville, Astros Make It Official

buis-creek-astrosThe city of Fayetteville (NC) and Houston Astros officials signed a 30-year agreement Tuesday afternoon that will bring minor league baseball downtown.  Read more here.

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Bridgeport Council to Consider One-Year Ballpark Lease Extension

Bridgeport Blue Fish LogoThe Bridgeport (CT) City Council’s Contracts Committee unanimously approved a temporary deal allowing the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), whose contract with the city expired in September, to play ball at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard through the 2017 season — the team’s 20th.  Read more here.

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