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Marshall U. Seeking Ballpark Designer

Marshall University in Huntington (WV) is seeking “expressions of interest” from architectural firms to provide full service design for a new baseball facility and renovating a portion of Gullickson Hall.  Read more here.

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Running a Team and Raising Kids at the Ballpark

Brian DeWine, president of the Asheville Tourists (Single-A, South Atlantic League), occupies an office that serves as a work room, play room and nap room. Such is the reality of raising kids while running a Minor League Baseball team.  Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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Take Me Out to…Election 2020?

Can’t escape politics on television, cable and online news, or social media, go to the ballpark. Hmmm? Maybe not. Supporters of President Donald Trump unveiled a large “Trump 2020” banner during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Sunday.  Read more here.

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Local Tries to Save Shreveport’s Fair Grounds Field

A Shreveport native is hoping to save Fair Grounds Field.  Edward Best shared his idea about three weeks ago on Change.org.  Since then, more than 2,500 people signed his petition, and he’s gotten the attention of city leaders.  Read more and watch news report here.  The latest pro team to play at the ballpark were the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (Independent Professional, American Association), which relocated to Laredo (TX) after the 2011 season.

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Expedition League’s Inaugural All-Star Game Tonight

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) will hold its inaugural All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at Duncan Field in Hastings (NE) on Monday July 2, 2018.  The All-Star Game logo was designed to highlight the region’s rich agricultural history as well as the sandhill crane migration through Central Nebraska each year.  Learn more and view rosters here.

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A Post-Event Rundown of the Impressive ‘Zamunda Lions’ Promotion

This past Thursday, the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) suited up as the Zamunda Lions. It was all part of the team’s “Coming to Fresno” promotion, an extensive homage to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America. In that film, Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African country Zamunda.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Will Include Senior Memory Care Housing

Apartments for older people at Franklin’s future Ballpark Commons mixed-use project will include memory care housing, according to newly released plans. The development’s senior housing will feature a three-story building on 6 acres.  Read more here about Ballpark Commons project.

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