Despite Hartford’s Ballpark Woes, Collateral DoNo Redevelopment Coming

Hartford’s shiny new minor league ballpark has dramatically transformed what for decades was a just barren stretch of land north of downtown. But the bigger prize is the redevelopment of the land around Dunkin’ Donuts Park into an urban neighborhood.  Read more here.

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River Bandits Introduce New and Returning Alternate Logos

PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits are proud to introduce a brand new official alternate logo. Featuring an outline of Rascal’s eyes, the logo will be featured on the 2017 River Bandits home alternate game day cap. Continue reading

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Hagerstown Suns Announce Kevin Gehl as New Radio Voice

PRESS RELEASE – The Hagerstown Suns, Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to welcome Kevin Gehl as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2017 season. He will serve as lead radio play-by-play announcer for the Suns in addition to his front office role as manager of media relations and multimedia outreach. Continue reading

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Fireflies Sell Out of Tim Tebow T-Shirts

The Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) announced Thursday it sold out of Tim Tebow’s No. 15 adult T-shirts less than 24 hours after it went on sale. Youth jerseys are still available on the club’s website. Read more here.  Read more and watch video about “Tebow Time” here.

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Top-Five Locations for Tampa Bay Rays Ballpark Not Available

According to principal owner Stuart Sternberg, the Tampa Bay Rays’ top-five choices for a new stadium — three in Tampa and two in St. Petersburg — are unavailable.  That may push the team’s time line for finding a new site from August to the end of 2017.  Read more here.

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Sneak Peek: The Taste of SunTrust Park

SunTrust Park’s executive chef Peter Smithing and food-service provider Delaware North opened the gates of the new stadium Thursday to offer a sneak peek at how Atlanta Braves fans will feast on game days.  Read more here.   View food photos here.

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Officials Break Ground on Residential Development at Four Winds Field

The baseball season won’t start for a couple more weeks at Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League), but the construction season is now underway, as officials broke ground on a $22-million housing project being built beyond the left field fence.  Read more here.  View renderings here.

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