Tag Archives: Independent Professional

A Business Profile on the Rockland Boulders

Rockland BouldersCNBC’s Sarah Whitten takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball and the Rockland Boulders (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) operating out of Provident Bank Park in Pomona (NY) — just an hour’s drive from the Big Apple.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Frontier League Bylaws Force MKE Sports Out of Aviators Camp

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoFor those who didn’t hear this earlier, MKE Sports & Entertainment was forced to terminate its managed service contract with the Rockford Aviators (Indy Pro, Frontier League), after Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee ruled that the contract violated the league bylaws because the owner of MKE, Michael Zimmerman, owns two teams in the summer collegiate Prospect League.  Read more here.

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Only One Suitor for New Amarillo Ballpark

Amarillo ThunderHeads Hi-ResThe city of Amarillo (TX) on May 8 issued a request for qualifications to operate the proposed downtown event/baseball stadium and extended the deadline to respond by one week to encourage the widest swath of potential suitors, but the lone responder was still Amarillo Baseball Club LLC — the operator of the Amarillo Thunderheads (Indy Pro, American Association).  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CHS Field – Inaugural Home Opener (St. Paul, MN)

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoBBiz SecondaryBelieve it or not, today marks the four-week anniversary of the opening of the new CHS field in Lowertown, St. Paul (MN).  Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago, when the first worthy souls were welcomed through the pearly black gates of the St. Paul Saints’ (Indy Pro, American Association) new heavenly playground, marking the Continue reading

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Otters Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Bosse Field

Evansville Otters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Evansville Otters (18-10) and 4,058 fans celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Bosse Field on Wednesday night, but the visiting Windy City Thunderbolts (13-13) claimed a 6-5 win in a game that ended on Thursday morning. Continue reading

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Chico Heat Name General Manager

Great West League Secondary LogoChico Heat H LogoPRESS RELEASE – THe Chico Heat announced today that Hunter Hampton has joined the organization as General Manager to bring baseball back to Chico. The Heat have joined the Great West League and will begin play next June. Continue reading

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A Casino for Newark’s Riverfront Stadium?

Newark Bears LogoHopes are high that the legislature and voters could pave the way for a gambling venue in Newark (NJ) by the end of the year, and preliminary conversations with developers have apparently already begun.  Riverfront Stadium, the former home of the Newark Bears (Indy Pro, Can-Am League), is reportedly one of three target locations being considered.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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