Future plans for a downtown Amarillo (TX) baseball stadium have temporarily stalled after the owners of the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) declined to sign a letter of intent. The plan instead is to move toward completing a long-term formal agreement this fall. Read more here.
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The Sugar Land Skeeters may lower their travel expenses in 2018, as the independent professional Atlantic League would like to add three more teams in Texas. League officials are reportedly in active discussions with five potential ownership groups and expect the circuit to meet its 2018 expansion goal. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Rochelle Small-Toney, a Fayetteville (NC) deputy city manager, announced the letter of intent by the Houston Astros at Monday night’s special council meeting to receive a report from a trio of consultants on the economic feasibility of the city building a 4,500-seat ballpark downtown. Read more here. Watch news report here.
The Portland Pickles (Summer Collegiate, Great West League) slid into town for the first home game of their inaugural season at Lents Park’s Walker Stadium Friday night. The rainy weather took a pause and gave way to a perfect night for baseball as throngs of enthusiastic fans came out to see the wonderfully silly spectacle. Read more and view photos here. Watch news report here. View outfield signage here.
Dillion vs. Dillion:
Byron-Bergen varsity girls basketball coach Rick Krzewinski takes a look at the history of minor-league ball in Batavia (NY) and the prospects for a replacement team when the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) finally depart for more lucrative pastures. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.