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Casper Still Eyeing Return of Pro Ball

Pioneer League LogoThere is really nothing new to report here, but Casper (WY) is still eying a return of professional baseball after the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League) departed for Grand Junction (CO) after the 2011 season.  At this juncture, the only potential team out there might be the Rookie-level Helena Brewers (Pioneer League), which play in a smaller market at 60-plus-year-old Continue reading

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Mountain Collegiate League Aggressively Expands

Mountain Collegiate Baseball LeagueAfter sitting at four teams for years, the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League (MCBL) based in Colorado has decided to energize expansion.  The league lost the Laramie (WY) Colts in the offseason (a long story there) but have added three new Colorado franchises  — the Colorado Springs Blue Sox, (Golden) Colorado Bobcats, and Northern Colorado (Johnstown) Toros — to the league’s 2013 lineup Continue reading

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GJ Rockies Win Inaugural Home Opener in Front of Half-Packed House

Under normal circumstances, having your stadium only half full for your inaugural home opener would be a major disappointment.  Not so for the Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League), which defeated the Idaho Falls Chukars 10-6 in front of 4,850 at 10,000-seat Suplizio Field.  Oh, and click here for a photo of the and the team’s new mascot, Corky the Coyote, who arrived at the game via helicopter.  View news clip here.

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It’s the Casper Cutthroats

A press conference was held in Casper (WY) Thursday to announce a new team to replace the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League), which relocated to Grand Junction (CO).  The summer collegiate “Casper Cutthroats” (Mountain Collegiate Baseball League) will begin play in June at Mike Lansing FieldAaron McCreight, who runs the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Continue reading

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Casper Approves Summer Collegiate Club

The Casper (WY) City Council approved on Tuesday a $20,000 expenditure for equipment that would help bring a summer collegiate Mountain Collegiate Baseball League team to Mike Lansing Field this summer, while the city works to lure another Pioneer League franchise to town.  Read more here.

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Casper Looks to Fill Void Left by Ghosts’ Departure

Now that the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League) have relocated to western Colorado to become the Grand Junction Rockies, Casper city officials are wasting no time trying to fill the void at Mike Lansing Field.  The Mountain Collegiate Baseball League may play there this summer, while the city talks with an existing Pioneer League team owner.  We are Continue reading

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Suplizio Field Renovations on Track, Secondary GJ Rockies Logo Unveiled

The $8.3 million renovation of Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series and now the relocated Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies (formerly Casper Ghosts) (Pioneer League), is well underway and should be completed on schedule.  Indeed, it’s a pretty unique project, as it will include a new duel-sided press box building to accomodate the adjacent football stadium too. Continue reading

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Grand Junction Approves Ballpark Lease With Ghosts/Rockies

Casper (WY) is now officially teamless. In a shocking development (sarcasm intended), the Grand Junction (CO) City Council unanimously approved a lease deal between the city and the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts/Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League) to play at Suplizio Field beginning next season.  The stadium, home of the JUCO World Series, is currently undregoing $8.5 million in renovations. Read more here.

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Casper Ghosts Moving to Grand Junction

The Rookie-level Casper (WY) Ghosts (Pioneer League) are indeed on their way to Grand Junction (CO).  Pending a vote by the Grand Junction City Council on Monday, the team will begin play at Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series, in 2012.  The Grand Junction newspaper refers to the team as the Grand Junction Rockies, but maybe it wasn’t meant to be taken literally.  That said, the domain Continue reading

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Casper Mayor Wants Answers From Ghosts

The mayor of Casper (WY) wants Dick and Charlie Monfort, owners of the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League) and MLB’s Colorado Rockies, to dispel or confirm growing rumors that the team is relocating to Grand Junction (CO) and Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series.  Rumors have been swirling for some time that the team would eventually be moved Continue reading

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Ghosts to Colorado Rumors Persist

When the owners of the Colorado Rockies bought to Rookie-level Casper (WY) Ghosts (Pioneer League), rumors immediately began to swirl that the team would soon be headed to a more lucrative suburban Denver location near the MLB mothership.  Well, the relocation “gossup” continues, and we think locals have every reason to be worried.  It may take time, Continue reading

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Casper Ghosts Sold

PRESS RELEASE – It was announced today that an investment group headed by Colorado Rockies General Partners Dick and Charlie Monfort has completed the purchase of the Casper Ghosts, the Rockies Rookie League affiliate in Casper, Wyoming. The transaction has been approved by the Pioneer League and Minor League Baseball. Continue reading

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Ghosts Promote Maxwell to GM, Choler to Assistant GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Casper Ghosts are pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Maxwell to the position of General Manager. He will be replacing Mike Sandler who has taken another position in minor league baseball. Continue reading

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‘Mullet Militia Night’ in Casper

PRESS RELEASE – The Casper Ghosts, the Pioneer league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, are pleased to announce “Kyle Hancock’s Mullet Militia Night” on Monday August 30, 2010. The first 50 fans that come through the gates who have a mullet will receive a black tee shirt with the pitcher’s image and emblazoned with the words “Hancock’s Mullet Militia”. Seasons Day Spa will be on hand to cut the hair Continue reading

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Ghosts Break Single Game Attendance Record, Welcome 500,000th Fan

PRESS RELEASE – On a night that was one for the record books the Casper Ghosts, the Pioneer league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, welcomed their 500,000th fan thru the gates at Mike Lansing Field. July 30, 2010 is a date that Casper Ghosts fans may never forget. Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton made his Casper Ghosts debut as the team’s designated hitter after joining the club on a rehab Continue reading

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Dylan, Mellencamp to Play in Casper

Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp will play at Mike Lansing Field in Casper (WY), home of the Pioneer League’s Casper Ghosts on August 12.   The pair will also do shows at Dehler Park in Billings (MT), home of the Pioneer League’s Billings Mustangs, and Haymarket Park in Lincoln (NE), home of the American Association’s Lincoln Saltdogs.  Read more here.

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Casper Ghosts Announce Winner of 10th Anniversary Logo Contest

Casper Ghosts Anniversary LogoThe Casper Ghosts are pleased to announce that the winner of their 10th Anniversary Logo Contest is Boyd Erickson of Bozeman, MT. Mr. Erickson’s design was selected over more than 100 other entries that came in from all over the country. The logo will be used on various Casper Ghosts marketing items as well as merchandise during the upcoming season. Continue reading

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