The Staten Island Yankees, the former short-season Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Thursday that the organization is ceasing operations and filed a lawsuit against its former parent club – as well as Major League Baseball. Read more here.
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Talks between the City of Oakland and the Oakland A’s over a new ballpark resumed Wednesday, but without any agreement by the City to drop its lawsuit aimed at blocking the team from buying Alameda County’s half-share of the Coliseum site. Read more here.
Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford, the fired developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park and Hartford’s larger downtown north project, have filed a notice of intent to sue over the properties surrounding the ballpark. Read more here.
An Oakland Athletics season-ticket holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines. Read more here.
Federal District Court Judge David Hurd issued a ruling Thursday, telling the owners of the Binghamton Mets (Double-A, Eastern League) that there is sufficient cause to allow Main Street Baseball, which claims it has a contract to purchase the club, to proceed with the breach of contract suit. However, the judge rejected a request by Main Street to stop team owners from negotiating Continue reading
The San Jose City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball that seeks to allow the Oakland A’s to move to city. It comes two weeks after an appeals court ruled against San Jose. Read more here.
Several minor league baseball players have filed an antitrust class action against Major League Baseball, alleging that MLB and its teams operate as a cartel to impose restrictive contracts on minor league players. The suit, Miranda v. Selig, follows two other cases filed this year, including Aaron Senne v. MLB in February and Marti v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in July. Read more Continue reading
The city of Hartford (CT) will hold a second meeting on zoning changes related to its $350 million baseball stadium development, after attorney and ballpark opponent Ken Krayeske filed a lawsuit alleging that the city hadn’t given the requisite notice before its October 28 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Read more here.
Attorney and political activist Ken Krayeske, an outspoken critic of Hartford’s (CT) stadium plan, has filed suit in state court saying the city didn’t give proper notice of a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting about the stadium. Read more here.
Ramapo (NY) has agreed to fork over a $125,000 fine and create 2.2 acres of new wetlands after admitting it broke federal environmental laws to pave way for a new ballpark for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League). The project is still under investigation by the FBI over its financing. Read more here.
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota has filed suit claiming the City of St. Paul violated the state’s competitive bidding laws by awarding a contract to Ryan Companies in September to design and build the new Lowertown ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association). Read more and watch news report here.
Curious about the details of a lawsuit filed by former Mayor Ray Salazar and others to block the construction of a new $50 million downtown El Paso (TX) ballpark for the soon-to-be relocated Triple-A Tucson Padres (Pacific Coast League)? The Courthouse News Service lays it out for you here. The plaintiffs claim conspiracy and violations of the Voting Rights Act, the City Charter and due process.
TD Ameritrade Park, the new home for the College World Series, isn’t quite keeping pace in the ‘filling dates” department with Werner Park, the new home for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chaser down the road Continue reading