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Yard Goats to Play in Norwich Until Ballpark Opens

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) baseball team’s first home games will be in Norwich, rather than Hartford, through the month of May.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Jimmy John’s Field Update, Tour

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe field grass is still being put in and many of the seats still getting screwed down, but Andy Appleby, Commissioner for the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League, says fear not, baseball will be played at the new Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) in less than four weeks.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Rangers Anticipating California League, Carolina League Shift

California League 75th Anniversary LogoCarolina League LogoCarolina League franchises are just waiting for the first California League domino to fall.  The city of Kinston (NC) even has a signed lease in place with the Texas Rangers. Read more here.

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West Coast League Targets Port Angeles (WA)

West Coast League LogoThe summer collegiate West Coast League is reportedly targeting Port Angeles (WA) as a new location for a baseball franchise.  The city of about 19,000 residents is just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria (BC), home of the circuit’s Victoria HarbourCats.  If a deal is secured, the team would play at Civic Stadium with its great view of the Olympic Mountains.  Read more here.  Thanks to Brandon Sparks from OlySports.com for the heads up.

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City Officials Want New Plan for Downtown Green Bay Stadium

Green Bay Bullfrogs LogoThe owners of the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) need to come forward with new terms for a proposed downtown stadium and outdoor events center, a City Council committee decided Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Squirrels, City, and VCU Targeting New Location for Stadium

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) and Mayor Dwight C. Jones are back on speaking terms and, according to a joint statement Tuesday, working together to identify a new location for a baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Bees Open for Business

New Britain Bees Logo w BeeWith Rocky and his Rock Cats relegated to history, New Britain’s (CT) 2016 baseball season opened Thursday evening with a fresh team, the Bees, and a new mascot, Sting, in front of a reported 4,617 fans.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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