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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After four decades of professional baseball in Colorado Springs (CO) as the Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), Elmore Sports Group has announced a name-the-team contest for the Helena Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League) franchise that will be relocating to the city when the Sky Sox move to San Antonio (TX) next season. Fans have until Wednesday, June 27, to submit their ideas. Submit ideas here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wenatchee AppleSox have been sold by founder Jim Corcoran to Jose Oglesby, a former Microsoft manager. The team, entering its 19th year, will continue to play at Paul Thomas Sr. Field on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College. Assistant general manager and co-owner Ken Osborne will remain with the AppleSox and has been promoted to the team’s general manager and chief operating officer. Corcoran will stay on as an advisor with the team over the summer to assist with the transition. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, will take the field on Saturday, July 14th as the New England Lobster Rolls on “New England Night”. The team will wear Lobster Rolls hats and jerseys on field. Fans are encouraged to visit golobsterrolls.com for more information about the night as well as Lobster Rolls merchandise including hats, t-shirts and more.
The Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League), an affiliate of the Miami Marlins, is starting from scratch, with the league owning the team. Changes are happening at Dwyer Stadium, including, a new craft beer garden, wifi, new uniforms, a new field and more. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
Season 2 of IFC’s Brockmire premiered last night, April 25, with the show shifting ballpark locales for 2018. Season 1 saw Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA), serve as the home for the fictional Morristown (PA) Frackers. Read more here. Learn about the Brockmire series and watch trailer here. The New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) are joining in the fun:
A new season of #Brockmire premieres tonight, and the 'Cakes are celebrating with Brockmire Night next Tuesday, May 1st!
The Baby Cakes will take the field as the "CrawDaddy's" with game jerseys available via online auction through June 15th.https://t.co/lTUoubJ2Qy
— New Orleans Baby Cakes (@cakesbaseball) April 25, 2018
It will be the biggest baseball on Vancouver Island, ready for fans to grab a Sharpie and sign their autographs. The Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) plan to bring a five-foot high baseball to Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park for the 2018 season. Read more here.