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Otters Expand Sales Staff, Finalize 2017 Front Office

Evansville Otters LogoPRESS RELEASE – Fresh off a Frontier League championship in 2016, the Evansville Otters have finalized the team’s front office staff for the 2017 season at Bosse Field. The staff will have an expanded sales workforce compared to recent seasons. Continue reading

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New Britain Bees Announce New GM

New Britain Bees Logo w BeePRESS RELEASE – The New Britain Bees have announced the hiring of veteran minor league baseball executive Gerry Berthiaume as the team’s new general manager. Berthiaume brings over 15 years of successful minor league operating experience in the New Britain market to the Bees and begins work January 23, as current GM Pat Day steps down to pursue new career opportunities. Continue reading

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Proposed BlueCats Ballpark Could Face Voters

waco-bluecats-logoBellmead (TX) officials are developing a plan to finance $4 million for a proposed baseball stadium for the announced Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) without raising property taxes or sales tax.  If the city opts to put the decision to the voters, the council would need to decide at its February meeting to take that direction to get the matter on the May ballot.  Read more here.


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Crushers Announce New Ballpark Naming Rights Partner

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers will have a new naming rights partner for their home ballpark. Sprenger Health Care Systems, headquartered in Lorain, OH, is the new naming rights partner for the stadium formerly known as All Pro Freight Stadium. Continue reading

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Bridgeport Council to Consider One-Year Ballpark Lease Extension

Bridgeport Blue Fish LogoThe Bridgeport (CT) City Council’s Contracts Committee unanimously approved a temporary deal allowing the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), whose contract with the city expired in September, to play ball at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard through the 2017 season — the team’s 20th.  Read more here.


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Ducks Complete Ballpark Field Makeover

Long Island Ducks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks have announced the completion of a playing field makeover at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Atlantic League club for 17 years. The natural grass field has been completely replaced for the first time since 2008 and will be on display for all to see on Opening Night in 2017. Continue reading

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