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Top 10 Names for Hartford Team to be Unveiled Today (UPDATED)

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe owners of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) will hold a press conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. to unveil the 10 possible names for the relocating team.  Sportslogos.net reportedly obtained a list of the proposed names, which includes Blue Frogs, Choppers, Hedgehogs, Honey Badgers, Hound Dogs, Praying Mantis/Praying Mantises, River Hogs, Screech Owls, Whirly Birds and Yard Goats.  Read more here. UPDATE:  Vote here.  Read name explanations here.

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Sale of SeaWolves Nearly Complete

Erie SeaWolves New Full LogoThe sale of the Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League) is nearly complete, and the broker in the deal said the owner-to-be is interested in seeing the minor league baseball team thrive in Erie.  Read more here.

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Senators Announce New Majority Owner

Harrisburg  Senators Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators announced today that Mark Butler (President & CEO, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet) will now be the principal owner and managing partner of the baseball club. In his new role, Mr. Butler will be replacing former majority owner, Michael Reinsdorf (President & Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Bulls) who will retain a minority ownership interest. Continue reading

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Babby Closing In on Purchase of Jacksonville Suns

Jacksonville Suns J LogoThe sale of the Double-A Jacksonville Suns (Southern League) to Ken Babby, owner of the Double-A Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League), is reportedly winding down and expected to be completed in the next two weeks.  Read more here.

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Chesterfield County Talks Ballpark Funding

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond (VA) City Council charted a new course last week in the seemingly never-ending discussion over a new baseball stadium, passing a resolution that asked Mayor Dwight Jones to seek regional participation in the stalled project.  But local leaders in Chesterfield County, one of the regional entities that potentially could help finance a new home for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern Continue reading

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RubberDucks Announce Loaded 2015 Promo Schedule

Akron RubberDucks HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced its promotional schedule for the 2015 season today, packed with 71 games of premium giveaways, fan favorites, nightly theme nights, and the always-popular fireworks shows. Continue reading

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Hartford Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

New Britain Rock Cats LogoLet the construction begin!  City and team officials in Hartford (CT) held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday at the corner of Main and Trumbull to officially begin construction of the $56 million baseball stadium for the relocating Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Read more and watch video report here.

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