Tag Archives: Eastern League

Yard Goats Open New Ballpark in Front of 6,850

After two years of construction, two canceled opening days, $10 million in cost overruns, an ongoing lawsuit against the city and an entire season played on the road, Dunkin’ Donuts Park has opened with the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) first-ever game in the capital city.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  View more photos here.

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Standing Room Only for Tonight’s Inaugural Home Opener at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Earlier this week during a breakfast with corporate and civic leaders at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford (CT) Mayor Luke Bronin quipped that he couldn’t help anyone who needed tickets to Thursday’s sold out Hartford Yard Goats home opener.  Read more here. Read more home opener thoughts here.

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FisherCats Excited to Debut Ballpark Renovations Today

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A, Eastern League) president Mike Ramshaw said his organization is about “creating memories” for fans.  Those words will ring true for fans as they flock to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for Opening Day today to see the biggest renovation project since the team arrived there in 2005.  Read more here.  View renovation photos here.

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Rumble Ponies Unveil 10 Design-A-Jersey Finalists

For the past month, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League) have teamed up with McDonald’s and M&T Bank for the first ever Design-A-Jersey Contest.  Read more and vote here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Despite Hartford’s Ballpark Woes, Collateral DoNo Redevelopment Coming

Hartford’s shiny new minor league ballpark has dramatically transformed what for decades was a just barren stretch of land north of downtown. But the bigger prize is the redevelopment of the land around Dunkin’ Donuts Park into an urban neighborhood.  Read more here.

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Curve GM Gets Acclimated to New Job

Derek Martin took over as general manager of Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League) in October, after being away from professional baseball for nearly a decade.  He  has spent the past few months acclimating to the new job, personally and professionally, and is getting ready for the Curve’s season beginning in three weeks.  Read more here.

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New Marquee and Digital Message Center Coming to The Diamond

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Virginia Commonwealth University and Elephant Auto Insurance broke ground Tuesday afternoon on construction of a new marquee and digital message center outside The Diamond. Continue reading

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