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Some Want Downtown Ballpark in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013While it seems unlikely at this point, there have been ongoing rumblings about the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in downtown Sioux Falls (SD) for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Indy Pro, American Association).  The team currently plays at Sioux Falls Stadium, which was renovated more than a decade ago.  Read more here.

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New Baseball-Themed Mural for Blasters Home

Joplin Blasters LogoSix students from the Missouri Southern State University art club, Focal Point, and their professor have been hard at work on a baseball-themed mural featuring Mickey Mantle and Joe Beccker that will be installed at Joe Becker Stadium, home of the Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.  See photos here.  Read team press release here.

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A Look at the Business of Independent Professional Baseball

Independent Professional Baseball AssociationThere is not much new here for those who follow the baseball industry closely, but writer Andrew Beaton via The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball.  Read more here.

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Goodbye Midway Stadium, Demolition Underway

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoDemolition work is underway on Midway Stadium.  The 6,000-seat stadium in the shadows of the state fairgrounds served as the home of the St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) for more than 20 years.  The team now plays at brand new CHS Field in Lowertown.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Joe Becker Stadium (Joplin, MO)

Charlies Ballparks PageJoplin Blasters LogoCharles O’Reilly from CharliesBallparks.com recently visited Joe Becker Stadium (50 photos), home of the Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association).  View photo gallery here.

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RailCats Set to Welcome 2 Millionth Fan Wednesday

Gary SouthShore RailCatsPRESS RELEASE – The Gary South Shore RailCats are set to welcome the franchise’s 2 millionth fan through the turnstiles of the US Steel Yard on Wednesday July 29th when the club takes on the St. Paul Saints at 7:10pm. Continue reading

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Telus Field Headed for Wrecking Ball or American Association?

Edmonton Prospects LogoThere are concerns in Edmonton (AB) that Telus Field, the current home of the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League), could be leveled as the city is sending mixed messages about its future.  Meanwhile, American Association commissioner Miles Wolff appears to have a long-term vision for the indy pro circuit that could have a Canadian division led by Edmonton replacing the Texas teams.  Read more here.

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