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Ballpark Financing Plan on Deck in Pueblo

Two of the three Pueblo (CO) County commissioners have proposed to City Council a financing plan to build a multi-use stadium Downtown that would serve as the home for an affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise.  Read more here.  Three key residents express support for affiliated ball in Pueblo.  Read more here.  The Pueblo Chieftan’s Jeff Bersch explains Pioneer League ball to readers.  Read more here.

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Affiliated Ball to Return to Pueblo?

Not since the post-war days of the 1950’s has there been affiliated Minor League Baseball team in Pueblo (CO).  That drought could soon come to an end as community leaders are reportedly in talks with a Single-A team owner who plans to relocate his club to the Steel City.  Read more here.  Two Pueblo City Council members are concerned about the Pueblo County commissioners’ efforts.   Read more here.

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Des Moines to Host 2018 MiLB Promotional Seminar

The 2018 Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar will be held Sept. 24–27, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines (IA).  The Promotional Seminar has evolved into one of the foremost idea-sharing conferences in the industry.  The event brings together hundreds of executives, and provides an opportunity for them to learn, share, network and grow as professionals.  Read more and register here.

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Wild, Frontier League Ponder Future Under ‘Save America’s Pastime Act’

With or without the “Save America’s Pastime Act” included in the recent spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, baseball’s independent professional leagues have, arguably, a reasonable claim that they are covered by an exception to federal minimum-wage and overtime laws, which applies to seasonal amusement or recreational businesses under 29 USC § 213(a)(3).  It appears the Frontier League will take a wait-and-see approach.  Read more here.

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Will ‘Save America’s Pastime’ Legislation Put Some Independent Leagues Out of Business?

As the Save America’s Pastime Act heads toward becoming a law as a provision included in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Trump’s signature, there may be unexpected collateral damage to independent league baseball because of increased costs required for players salaries.  Read more here.  Read background here.  Read bill language here.

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MiLB Unveils On-Field Brands for “Copa de la Diversión”

Minor League Baseball has revealed the on-field identities of the 33 teams participating in its new “Copa de la Diversión” (“Fun Cup”) season-long event series this season.  Copa de la Diversión serves as a key component of MiLB’s “Es Divertido Ser Un Fan” (“It’s Fun to be A Fan”) Hispanic fan engagement initiative.  View press release here.  Read translations of MiLB Copa de la Diversión on-field brands here.

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MiLB Announces Pace-of-Play Rules

Minor League Baseball today announced rule and procedure changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits during a game throughout Minor League Baseball.  In addition, the Triple-A and Double-A levels will use a 15-second pitch clock with no runners on base.  Read more here.

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