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Sale of Muckdogs Mucked Up

Batavia Muckdogs LogoNaomi Silver, chief executive and chief operating officer of the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League), said the sale of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) fell through because the prospective ownership group was not granted permission from teams and leagues that have territorial rights in Waldorf (MD).  Read more here.

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Brevard County Commissioner Prepares to Propose Titusville Ballpark

Minor League Baseball LogoBrevard County (FL) Commissioner Robin Fisher is assembling a proposal to build a $25-million, minor league baseball stadium and community events center at the site of Sand Point Park in Titusville.  Read more here.

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City Aims to Keep SEC Tournament at Hoover Met

SECThe five-year contract between the city of Hoover (AL) and the SEC for hosting the SEC baseball tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium ends after this year’s tournament.  With past success, recent facility upgrades, and a new $70-million events center going in next door, Hoover hopes to knock out competing bidders New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Jacksonville.  Read more hereRead opinion piece here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.

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NPB’s Fighters Explore Building New Ballpark

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters  LogoNippon Professional Baseball LogoThe Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters are reportedly considering building a new ballpark in Sapporo or its vicinity.  The team currently plays at the Sapporo Dome on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan.  Read more here.

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More on Muckdogs Move to Waldorf

Batavia Muckdogs LogoThe slow-but-sure demise of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) franchise might soon open the door to a new chapter of Minor League Baseball history.  If all goes according to plan, the Muckdogs will soon become the only majority black-owned team in baseball.  Read more from Baseball America here.

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Amid Rumors, Muckdogs Operator Issues Statement

Batavia Muckdogs LogoAddressing rumors that the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have been sold and could be moving to Waldorf (MD), the team’s operator issued the following statement: Continue reading

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Montreal, Mexico City Are Manfred’s Frontrunners for International MLB Expansion

Major League Baseball LogoCommissioner Rob Manfred discusses the possibility of Major League Baseball adding teams with the Chicago White Sox’s broadcast team:

Read more here from the Washington Post.

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