Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Save Our Spikes

Joined by a large group of community leaders and local, state and federal officials on Thursday at the Centre County Visitors Center, the short-season single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals launched the #SaveOurSpikes campaign to fight back against a Major League Baseball proposal that if enacted would eliminate affiliations for State College and 41 other minor league clubs.  Read more here.

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Jeter Street?

New York Yankees fans may soon be able to meet outside the Bronx stadium at the corner of Jeter Street and Rivera Avenue.  Cary Goodman, who runs the area’s business improvement district, is petitioning City Council to rename East 161st Street between Gerard and River avenues after Derek Jeter, the Yankees retired shortstop.  Read more here.

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Marlins to Add New Brew Hall to Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Miami Marlins and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company are teaming up to brew the next ballpark enhancement at Marlins Park, the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall.

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New Hotel, Convention Center on Deck Adjacent to New Rangers Ballpark

With a new Texas Rangers Major League Baseball stadium set to open in March, the city of Arlington (TX) is expanding its entertainment district with an adjacent $810 million public-private hotel and convention center development.  Read more here.

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A’s Chief Operating Officer Leaving Club to Start Own Company

The executive behind the successful A’s Access program, which replaced the standard season-ticket setup with a monthly membership program, has left the team to start a company that will market the concept to other franchises in all sports.  Read more here and here.

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New Royals Owner Talks New Downtown Ballpark

While cautioning it’s early in the game, John Sherman, the new owner of the Kansas City Royals, has no problem talking up the economic benefits of downtown baseball and says he’s already being lobbied on possible sites.  Read more here.

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MLB Responds to Anti-Contraction Pressure

Major League Baseball said Saturday it is committed to protecting minor league teams, a day after U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned of possible congressional action if the organization followed through on minor league contraction plans.  Read more and watch news report here.

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