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Sam Lynn Ballpark May Not Close

Bakersfield Blaze LogoIt appeared Monday night that the sun had set on Sam Lynn Ballpark, as the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) were swept out of the second round of the minor league baseball playoffs.  But, during Tuesday’s meeting, the Kern County (CA) Board of Supervisors said they want to keep the stadium open for other local non-professional baseball teams to use and there are already several organizations stepping up to the plate.  Read more and watch news report here.

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPhiladelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws and Philadelphia Phillies are pleased to announce a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). With the four-year extension, the BlueClaws will remain the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Phillies through at least the 2020 season. Continue reading

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Crosscutters, Phillies Extend PDC

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPhiladelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Williamsport Crosscutters and Philadelphia Phillies jointly announced that they have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) for two years covering the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Continue reading

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Eastern League Prez Issues Hartford Ultimatum

Hartford Yard Goats Logo Eastern League President Joe McEachern on Thursday raised the possibility that the league will move its team from Hartford (CT)  if Dunkin’ Donuts Park is not ready for the 2017 season.  Read more here.  Now, we have no doubt that affiliated minor league ball will be in Hartford (CT), even if it takes five years to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park, but we get the need to drive the screws.

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Adelanto Makes Plans for Ballpark Without Mavs

High Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeAfter being informed of Minor League Baseball’s realignment reducing the size of the Single-A California League to eight teams, Mayor Rich Kerr said he would start making phone calls immediately. His intent: Filling Stater Bros. Stadium’s calendar as early as the beginning of November, following the city’s planned rodeo.  Read more here.  As for the High Desert Mavericks, the team is headed to the Single-A Carolina League and Kinston (NC).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Georgia State U. Buys Turner Field, Redevelopment Includes New Football and Baseball Stadiums

Georgia State UniversityAtlanta and Fulton County have signed an agreement to sell Turner Field to Georgia State University for $30 million, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Thursday.  Read more here and here.

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Maricopa County Moves to Sell Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoMaricopa County’s Stadium District Board of Directors unanimously voted Wednesday to sign a letter of intent, opening the door for Integral Group, LLC, to negotiate to buy Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a minimum price of $60 million.  Read more here.

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