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New Britain Bees Announce New GM

New Britain Bees Logo w BeePRESS RELEASE – The New Britain Bees have announced the hiring of veteran minor league baseball executive Gerry Berthiaume as the team’s new general manager. Berthiaume brings over 15 years of successful minor league operating experience in the New Britain market to the Bees and begins work January 23, as current GM Pat Day steps down to pursue new career opportunities. Continue reading

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Bridgeport Council to Consider One-Year Ballpark Lease Extension

Bridgeport Blue Fish LogoThe Bridgeport (CT) City Council’s Contracts Committee unanimously approved a temporary deal allowing the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), whose contract with the city expired in September, to play ball at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard through the 2017 season — the team’s 20th.  Read more here.

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Ducks Complete Ballpark Field Makeover

Long Island Ducks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks have announced the completion of a playing field makeover at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Atlantic League club for 17 years. The natural grass field has been completely replaced for the first time since 2008 and will be on display for all to see on Opening Night in 2017. Continue reading

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Patriots Name Broadcaster for 2017 Season

Somerset PatriotsPRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots have announced that Marc Schwartz has been named the radio broadcaster for the 2017 season. Schwartz was hired as the Somerset Patriots’ Media Relations Manager in November of 2014 and will also continue in that role with the team throughout the year. Continue reading

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Newark Ballpark to be Demolished, Replaced with Mixed-Use Development

Newark Bears LogoOfficials announced more details on Thursday about the future of the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium site in Downtown Newark (NJ). Continue reading

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Atlantic League Renames Groundskeeping Award

Atlantic League LogoThe Atlantic League (Independent Professional) has announced that its annual groundskeeping award has been renamed to honor former Somerset Patriots groundskeeper Ray Cipperly.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Camden, Atlantic City Could Return to Atlantic League

Atlantic League LogoIn a lengthy phone conversation with Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton, he confirmed that that the league has had conversations about a return to “one or both” of the Atlantic City and Camden markets, but not for the 2017 season.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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