BayBears, Angels Agree to PDC

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoLos Angeles Angels LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mobile BayBears and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have announced a new two-year player development contract that will begin with the 2017 season. Los Angeles is the third parent club the BayBears have been affiliated with since joining the Southern League in 1997 (San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks). Continue reading

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Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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Braves Will Offer Free Gloves at New SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoHeaded to the ball park but forgot your glove? Don’t worry, the Atlanta Braves will have you covered in their new ballpark opening in 2017.  Read more here.

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Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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Zephyrs Select New Hospitality Firm for Zephyr Field

New Orleans Zephyrs Alternative LogoCenterplate Secondary Logo LargePRESS RELEASE – The New Orleans Zephyrs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins, today announced the selection of leading event hospitality firm Centerplate to serve as the food and beverage provider to fans at Zephyrs Field, just in time for the kickoff of the first annual Catholic League Football Series at the ballpark this Friday, September 23. Continue reading

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Field Renovations Begin at City Stadium

Lynchburg Hillcats LogoPRESS RELEASE – Less than a week after the conclusion of the 2016 season, the Lynchburg Hillcats began the initial stage of a series of renovations scheduled for City Stadium by starting to remove the current playing surface. The first of many changes to take place at the ballpark during the offseason, the Hillcats have hired Sports Contracting Group (SCG) to execute a complete overhaul of the field. Continue reading

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MLB Coming to London?

New York Mets LogoThe Olympic Stadium could stage a New York Mets Major League baseball game after the Mayor of London declared their owner was “very receptive” to being them being the first team to play in Europe.  Read more here.

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