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Kinston Welcomes Back Baseball

Carolina League LogoTexas Rangers LogoGovernor Pat McCrory was part of the celebration in Kinston (NC) as the city formally recognized the return of baseball there for the first time since the end 2011.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Eastern League Prez Issues Hartford Ultimatum

Hartford Yard Goats Logo Eastern League President Joe McEachern on Thursday raised the possibility that the league will move its team from Hartford (CT)  if Dunkin’ Donuts Park is not ready for the 2017 season.  Read more here.  Now, we have no doubt that affiliated minor league ball will be in Hartford (CT), even if it takes five years to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park, but we get the need to drive the screws.

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A’s to Tour Waterfront Ballpark Site

Oakland A's LogoOakland A’s co-owner John Fisher will reportedly tour Howard Terminal with local officials on Thursday for a deeper look at whether the waterfront property could be transformed into a ballpark.  Read more here.

Oakland As Port of Oakland Ballpark Rendering

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Blaze, Mavs Heading to Carolina League

Bakersfield Blaze LogoHigh Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeMinor League Baseball will reportedly announce today that the Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks will be contracted from the Single-A California League at the end of the 2016 season.  In the worst-kept industry secret, the two franchises will head east for the Single-A Carolina League.  The Cal League will become an eight-team, one-division circuit.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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The Bravehearts: A Worcester Success Story

Worcester Bravehearts LogoWhen it comes to sports, Worcester hasn’t exactly hit a home run.  The repeated failures of teams to survive – Tornadoes, Sharks, Surge, IceCats, Marauders, Bombardiers, et al. – have left many sports fans feeling jilted and alone.  But the Worcester Bravehearts are drawing record crowds, placing 10th in the country in average per-game attendance for a summer collegiate baseball league this year.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Adelaide Bite Find New Home for 2016-17 ABL Season

Adelaide Bite Secondary MarkPRESS RELEASE – The Adelaide Bite, proudly presented by SA Power Networks, will play out the 2016/17 Australian Baseball League season at the Diamond Sports SA Adelaide Shores complex, in West Beach. Continue reading

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Northwoods League Coming to Fond du Lac in 2017, Name the Team Contest Announced

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is coming to Fond du Lac. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Marian University have announced a partnership to bring a new franchise into the league for the 2017 season. Continue reading

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