PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has agreed to the terms offered by the Bismarck, ND Parks and Recreation District for an “Agreement for Use” allowing for League play beginning with the 2017 season at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Continue reading
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The West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will celebrate the land Down Under Thursday night as the team takes the field in Australia-themed jerseys. Learn more here. Participate in the team’s jersey auction here. Watch Men At Work Down Under video here. We suspect we’ll see an across-the-industry encore in 2016, when the Crocodile Dundee movie celebrates its 30th anniversary. Heads up Walla Walla Sweets (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League). Couple this with a Walla Walla Wallabies “What Could Have Been?” night!
With Commissioner Rob Manfred hinting a possible Major League Baseball expansion, Portland Tribune sports reporter Kerry Eggers takes a look at Portland (OR) as a potential relocation or expansion market. Read more here.
The first-year North County Baseball League wrapped up the season on Sunday, with the homeless Newburgh Newts capturing the NCBL title. What’s next remains to be seen, but Cheeseburger Cheeseburger founder and league savior Bruce Zicari is cautiously optimistic about the circuit’s future. Watch news report here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
As summer drags on without Fort Worth Cats (Indy Pro, United League) action, civic leaders and baseball fans are scrambling to bring back minor league baseball to LaGrave Field — or risk losing it for good. Read more here. Thanks to Jim Smith for LaGrave link.
There are concerns in Edmonton (AB) that Telus Field, the current home of the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League), could be leveled as the city is sending mixed messages about its future. Meanwhile, American Association commissioner Miles Wolff appears to have a long-term vision for the indy pro circuit that could have a Canadian division led by Edmonton replacing the Texas teams. Read more here.