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Saints Open CHS Field

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) opened the new CHS Field in front of an overpacked house of 8.592 Thursday night.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  View interview with Saints co-owner Mike Veeck here.

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Blasters Open Renovated Ballpark

Joplin Blasters LogoThe Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association) opened renovated Joe Becker Stadium in front of 3,694 Thursday night.  Read more here.  View photo here.

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It’s a Masterpiece, Saints New Four-Legged Mascot is Pablo Pigasso

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – Walk anywhere in Lowertown and art is everywhere. From the lofts, to the Art Crawl to the eclectic shops it’s an artist’s delight. The addition of CHS Field, which has received rave reviews from fans and media alike, has found its footprint among the creative class. The neighborhood, architects, Saint Paul Art Collective and Saints fans will receive one more piece of Continue reading

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Looks Like End of Road for San Angelo Colts

San Angelo Colts LogoTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas to convert the San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United League) baseball team’s bankruptcy to Chapter 7, or liquidation, on behalf of the Texas Tech University System and Angelo State University.  The order was granted last week, according to court documents.  Read more here.  Read previous post here.

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Blasters to Take the Field at Renovated Joe Becker Stadium

Joplin Blasters LogoJoplin’s historic Joe Becker Stadium is (almost) ready to take another swing at hosting professional baseball, as the first-year Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association) take the field Tuesday night to play an exhibition game against the Kansas City T-Bones.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Group Pitching New Ballpark, Sports Complex in Hamilton (OH)

Frontier League logoThe group working to develop a massive indoor sports complex and baseball stadium along the Great Miami River in Hamilton (OH) is now reaching out for support from leaders throughout the county, and beginning to fundraise.  The ballpark would be for a independent club like the nearby Florence Freedom (Indy Pro, Frontier League), which temporarily played in Hamilton in 2003 while their stadium was being built.  Read more here.

Proposed Hamilton (OH) sports complex, CDA Alliance rendering

Proposed Hamilton (OH) sports complex, CDA Alliance rendering

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Miners Hold Exhibition Game Before Inaugural Home Opener on Memorial Day

Sussex County MinersSaturday’s game between the Sussex County Miners and the New Jersey Jackals (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) was just an exhibition, but it was the first time since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) closed up shop in 2011 that professional baseball players took the field at Skylands Stadium.  The team’s first home game will be on Memorial Day, May 25, at 7:05 p.m.  Read more here.

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