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Wingnuts Make Strategic Move to Support Construction of New Ballpark

The Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) support the planned construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wichita (KS), even if it lures affiliated ball to town.  That said, the Wingnuts believe fans would support the team in a new ballpark.  According to Wingnuts co-owner Gary Austerman:

“The quality of [Double-A ball] is no better, that’s one thing.  I do think that the Wichita Wingnuts have tried to put the best level of baseball out there, and I think that’s been a little underappreciated.”

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Long Island Ducks to Introduce ‘Duck Tail Ale’ in 2017

PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced that the Atlantic League club is teaming up with local brewer, Great South Bay Brewery, to produce a private label craft brew dubbed “Duck Tail Ale”. The beer will be produced in Bay Shore at Great South Bay Brewery, delivered to Bethpage Ballpark by Long Island’s Clare Rose Distributors, Inc., and served cold to thirsty Ducks fans of age all season long. Continue reading

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Boomers Announce New GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Schaumburg Boomers, a professional minor league baseball team serving Chicago’s northwest suburbs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Chase as General Manager. Continue reading

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Upgrades Eyed for Historic Bosse Field, Funding Source at Issue

Evansville (IN) Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said a revenue stream is needed to fund repairs at Bosse Field, but he opposes a tax levy for that purpose.  Read more here.

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Lake Erie Crushers ‘Embrace the Grape’ with New Logo, Colors

PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers, presented by Mercy, unveiled a new logo, new uniforms and several new menu items today that will all debut during the 2017 Frontier League season. The new team colors will be purple and white to accompany the team’s new logo that features a bat wielding, fierce-looking grape, as tribute to the Crushers name. Continue reading

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Saints Kick Off 25th Anniversary Season with Mary Tyler Moore Tribute

PRESS RELEASE – Last season the St. Paul Saints honored one of Minnesota’s iconic entertainers, Prince, with One Last Purple Game. This season the team will once again honor an iconic entertainer, Mary Tyler Moore, whose impactful TV Show used Minnesota as her home. On Opening Day the Saints, who celebrate their 25th season, will highlight the actress with “We’re Gonna Make It After All” Night. Continue reading

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Zimmerman Seeking Naming Rights for New Franklin Ballpark

Mike Zimmerman of The Rock Sports Complex is firming up plans to build a baseball stadium in Franklin (WI), and is now seeking a company to buy the naming rights.  Read more here (subscription required).

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