Dreaming of a New Richmond Ballpark, Pondering Amenities and Features

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPresumably, Richmond (VA) will have a new ballpark one day.  Chuck Domino, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (Double-A, Eastern League) chief executive, based on his observations over the years, has a growing list of minor league stadium features that could potentially work into a Richmond plan.  Read more here.

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Could Work Stop on Hartford’s New Ballpark?

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIn a decision that could delay construction on Dunkin’ Donuts Park indefinitely, the Hartford Stadium Authority on Thursday voted 4-0 to give the green light to Sean Fitzpatrick, its executive director, and Howard Rifkin, the city’s corporation counsel, to file a claim with the developer’s insurance company.  Read more here.

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Captains to Welcome the Franchise’s Four Millionth Fan on Friday May 27

Lake County Captains Logo NewPRESS RELEASE – The Lake County Captains, Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will welcome the four millionth fan to Classic Park at Friday night’s game against the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres affiliate). Continue reading

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RoughRiders Announce Dambach to Relocate to Pennsylvania, Will Retain Bulk of His Duties

Frisco RoughRiders New Teddy LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced that Executive Vice President & General Manager Jason Dambach will be relocating and returning to his native Pennsylvania for family reasons. Dambach will remain intimately involved with the franchise and retain the bulk of his duties. Chief Operating Officer Scott Burchett will assume additional day-to-day responsibilities. Continue reading

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Plan for Downtown San Antonio Ballpark Questioned

San Antonio MissionsNo real news year, but weeks after Mayor Ivy Taylor announced plans to bring a Triple-A baseball team to downtown San Antonio (TX), current and former political leaders have raised questions about the proposed project.  Read more here.

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Grainger Hosting JC World Series, Still Eyeing Affiliated Ball

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010The Division III Junior College World Series is coming to Kinston (NC) for the third straight year, and locals are looking forward to showcasing Grainger Stadium with an eye toward a possible return of affiliated ball.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Stadium Authority Expected to Authorize Action Against Ballpark Developers

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Stadium Authority has called a special meeting for Thursday to allow city officials to take action against the developers of the still incomplete Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the forthcoming home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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