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Well-Seasoned Wilson Launches Great West League

Great West League Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great West League (GWL) is joining the ranks of the top summer collegiate wood bat baseball leagues. The league, featuring teams in California and Oregon, will begin play in 2016. Continue reading

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Sacramento a MLB Town?

This is a big stretch, but Sacramento (CA) Mayor Kevin Johnson has asked his Think Big Sacramento task force to look into marketing the city as a potential MLB market.  We love big thinkers and “vision,” but the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats (Pacific Coast League) are the perfect fit for the capital city.  The immediate population of Sacramento is 466,488.  Read more here.

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Name the Team Contest Submission Deadline Today

Fans in San Rafael (CA) have until 5:00 p.m. today to submit names for the new indy pro North American League franchise coming to town.  Submissions can be e-mailed to sports@marinij.com.  You will need to provide your name, address, and e-mail address.  Fans will then have a chance to vote on five finalist selected by the team via the Marin Independent Journal’s Facebook pageRead more here.

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Name the Team Contest Underway in San Rafael

Centerfield Partners LLC has launched a name the team contest for the new indy pro North American League franchise in San Rafael (CA).  Fans have until 5:00 p.m. on October 19 to make submissions.  The owners will then select five finalists that will be presented to fans for a vote on Facebook.  Learn more here.

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Opposition to San Rafael Ballpark Proposal Continues, Despite Scaled-Down Expansion

Centerfield Partners, which is seeking to bring an expansion indy pro North American League franchise to Albert Park in San Rafael (CA), has scaled down its ballpark expansion proposal from 1,500 to 800 seats, but the group still faces stiff opposition from some residents, including the Steering Committee for Communities for Albert Park.  Read more here.  Our opinion?  Observing from Continue reading

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NAL’s Centerfield Partners Targeting Dublin (CA)

Centerfield Partners, which is still working a deal to put an indy pro North American League team in San Rafael (CA), is also making a move on Dublin (CA).  Unlike the situation in San Rafael, a new ballpark would have to be built in this community just north of Pleaseanton, which has also been a target expansion market in the past.  Interestingly, Centerfield Partners purchased the rights Continue reading

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San Rafael (CA) Delays Decision Over NAL Team

After an emotional meeting this past week over a deal offered by Centerfield Partnership to lease Albert Park in San Rafael (CA) for a new indy pro North American League team, the city council decided to delay the issue for two to four weeks.  Read more hereLearn more about the proposal here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Stater Bros. Stadium (Adelanto, CA)

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert (Adelanto, CA) Mavericks.  Read more and view photos here.

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San Rafael (CA) Baseball Decision Delayed

The San Rafael (CA) Park & Recreation Commission, which heard a proposal last Thursday to bring a new North American League franchise to Albert Park, will delay any recommendation to the city council until next month, while city employees evaluate legal issues raised by a small group of neighborhood opponents.  Read more here.

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