Tag Archives: MLB

A’s Narrowing Search for Ballpark Site

The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.  Read more and view aerial photo here.

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Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Reds Unveil Statue of Pete Rose at Great American Ball Park

On Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds unveiled a statue of “franchise” Hall of Famer, all-time MLB hits leader, and Cincy native Pete Rose.  Rose himself was on hand to make the big reveal.  Read more and watch video here.

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Mr. Met Returns Reformed and Forgiven (Sort of)

A day after the person inside the Mr. Met costume was caught on video making an obscene gesture to a fan, the team said someone else was handling mascot duty at Thursday’s game against Milwaukee.  Read more here.

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Chef Series to Dish Up Gourmet Ballpark Food at Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs are calling in a new lineup that will serve up more than just peanuts and Cracker Jack.  To lead their Chef Series for the next three months, the team is bringing in some of Chicago’s best chefs to serve gourmet, ballpark-inspired dishes at Wrigley Field.  Read more here.

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A’s Targeting Two Potential Ballpark Sites

The Oakland A’s are reportedly focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square.  Of the two, sources say the Laney College property is the team’s preferred spot.  Read more here.

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So, No State Funds for Rays New Ballpark?

Well into its search for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays are finding that the era of easy public money is over.  Not only is the Legislature opposed to using state money for stadiums and arenas, but lawmakers are increasingly hostile to using any type of public support — even if local taxpayers agree to it.  Read more here.

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Slomovitz Names New Executive Chef at GABP

The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have named Manny Slomovitz as the new executive chef for Great American Ball Park.  Read more here.

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