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New Providence Ballpark in Governor’s Court

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyOn Wednesday, the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) owners unveiled their big ask for state taxpayers to help pay for an $85-million ballpark project in Providence (RI).  New Governor Gina M. Raimondo said the idea of a multipurpose stadium downtown is exciting.  But, she added, “My top priority is getting Rhode Islanders back to work, and we have Continue reading

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Atlantic League to New Britain?

New Britain Rock Cats LogoSince early March, when the New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A, Eastern League) informed New Britain they’re ending their lease of the city’s stadium after this year, Mayor Erin Stewart has been fielding calls from interested potential tenants.  She’s already spoken with top indy pro Atlantic League officials and both sides want to see whether a New Britain team could work.  Read more here.

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Nearly 100,000 Turn Out for MLB at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays LogoCincinnati Reds LogoA crowd of 46,314 at Olympic Stadium watched Cincinnati Reds blank the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Friday night.  Read more here.  More than 50,000 people showed up as the Jays beat the Reds 9-1 Saturday afternoon.  Read more here.

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Lawsuit Claims B-Mets Backed Out of Sale

Binghampton Mets LogoDespite repeated denials of plans to sell, the owners of the Binghamton Mets (Double-A, Eastern League) have been negotiating with multiple buyers over the past four years, based on the allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by Main Street Baseball claiming the ownership backed out of a sale.  Read more here.  Read statement by B-Mets President Mike Urda here.

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PawSox Prez to Tour Potential Ballpark Site

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyLawyer James J. Skeffington, a principal owner and president of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League), expects to take a walking tour Thursday of the former highway land in Providence (RI) where the team’s new ownership group hopes to build a stadium.  Read more and view aerial map here.

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Mayor Will Not Ask Council to Vote on Revised Rays Relo Proposal

Tampa Bay Rays LogoSt. Petersburg (FL) Mayor Rick Kriseman has decided against asking the City Council to vote on a revised proposal to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to search for new ballpark sites on both sides of Tampa Bay.  Read more here.

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Prospect League Looks to Expand, Become Top Three

Prospect League LogoProspect 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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