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It’s the ‘Waco BlueCats’

waco-bluecats-logoPRESS RELEASE – The Southwest League of Professional Baseball has announced that the new Waco professional team will be called the Waco “BlueCats”. The name “BlueCats” received a majority of the votes from over 1,800 submissions. The team also announced their website at www.wacobluecats.com, which will be live on December 2. Continue reading

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Paints Unveil 25th Anniversary Logo

Chillicothe Paints LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, will play their 25th season in 2017. To kick off the silver anniversary celebration, the club is introducing a special logo and a season ticket offer. Continue reading

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Pecos League to Amarillo Decision Delayed, Dunn Told to Hold Off Selling Tickets

amarillo-lone-stars-capThe Potter County (TX) Commissioners Court agreed Monday to put a two-week hold on their decision to allow the Pecos League to be a 2017 summer tenant in Potter County Memorial Stadium.  League commissioner Andrew Dunn had jumped out ahead of the process by announcing the team after agreeing to a sublease to use the ballpark and was asked to hold off on selling tickets for now.  Read more here.  Read background here.

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Newark Ballpark to be Demolished, Replaced with Mixed-Use Development

Newark Bears LogoOfficials announced more details on Thursday about the future of the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium site in Downtown Newark (NJ). Continue reading

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Front Office Changes in Store for Miners

Sussex County MinersAfter a two-year stint with the Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League), general manager Dave Chase has moved on.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Despite Announcement, Amarillo Lone Stars’ Ballpark Deal Not Finalized

amarillo-lone-stars-capIn typical Pecos League fashion, the circuit announces a new team, unveils branding and uniforms, but doesn’t quit have an approved ballpark lease in place.  This is the case in Amarillo (TX) with the Amarillo Lone Stars.  Read more here.

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Ramapo Ballpark Auditor Agrees to Pay Hefty Penalties

Rockland BouldersA major Westchester County auditor and one of its senior partners have agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars in penalties for issuing fraudulent audit reports in connection with municipal bonds sought by the town of Ramapo (NY) for the construction of its baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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