The ongoing redevelopment of San Antonio’s urban core could get an assist from pro baseball. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Friday that progress has been made on an effort to build a new ballpark in the center city for a higher level of minor league baseball. Read more here.
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The Sussex County Miners (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) opened their inaugural home stand on Monday night in front of a crowd of 3,819 at Skylands Stadium. This is the first time the ballpark has hosted professional baseball since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) folded in 2011. Read more here. View photo here.
Watertown Bucks owner Bruce Zicari has confirmed that his team, scheduled to start play Sunday, has “definitely” parted ways with the start-up East Coast Baseball League. He is now leading an effort to create a new independent league, which would be comprised of four teams. Read more here.
There really isn’t much new here, but Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says he plans to meet with the commissioner of Major League Baseball at the end of the month in his ongoing quest to see the sport return to the city. Read more and watch video here.
Spotsylvania County (VA) is soliciting feedback on a plan for a publicly financed $33 million minor league baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League). The county announced this week that it has created an online comment form at www.spotsylvania.va.us for people to express their views on the topic. Read more here.
Saturday’s game between the Sussex County Miners and the New Jersey Jackals (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) was just an exhibition, but it was the first time since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) closed up shop in 2011 that professional baseball players took the field at Skylands Stadium. The team’s first home game will be on Memorial Day, May 25, at 7:05 p.m. Read more here.
College of the Holy Cross professor Victor Matheson, a sports economist, says the economic benefits of the proposed Providence ballpark do not justify a large commitment of public dollars. He also says another team would fill the void if the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) were to leave Rhode Island. Public-relations man Jon Duffy, who is working with the PawSox, responds. Read more here.