Tag Archives: Atlantic League

Bluefish Fielding Calls, Exploring Options

There is always room for hope in baseball.  Just ask long-suffering fans of the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs.  But locals who love their 20-year-old Bridgeport Bluefish should prepare to resign themselves to this being the final season.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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After 20 Years, Bye-Bye Bluefish

Mayor Joe Ganim built the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and brought the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) to Bridgeport (CT) during his first administration.  20 years later, the returned mayor and his staff have decided it is time to begin a new era at the venue. Baseball is out, live concerts are in.  Read more here.

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Imagining High Point’s Downtown with New Ballpark

Without the Furniture Market in town, the streets of High Point (NC) can seem almost ghost-like.  But, the city is hoping to change that with the new ballpark.  Last night, people were asked to envision restaurants, shops, hotels, and condos surrounding the yet-to-be-built ballpark.  Read more and view news report here.

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Developer Details Plans for Newark Bears Stadium Site

The site now occupied by Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium will be a 24/7 community of apartments, office, retail and entertainment spaces comprised of three “blocks” designed by separate architects and surrounding a 1.5-acre courtyard, according to the developer.  Read more and view renderings here.

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GM Talks About Climbing the Blue Crabs Ladder, Her Love of the Business

General Manager Courtney Knichel stood on the concourse along the third base line, right behind the season-ticket holders, her favorite place to watch the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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L.I. Ducks Awarded 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced that the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Long Island Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. The decision was announced following the league Board of Directors meeting where the Ducks formally accepted the opportunity to host. Continue reading

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New Britain Stadium Could Become Most Accessible Minor League Park in Baseball

The New Britain Bees (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) baseball team has launched a major initiative to make the stadium and the game easier for disabled fans to manage.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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