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Montreal Mayor to Meet with MLB Commissioner to Pitch Return of Baseball

Montreal Expos LogoThere really isn’t much new here, but Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says he plans to meet with the commissioner of Major League Baseball at the end of the month in his ongoing quest to see the sport return to the city.  Read more and watch video here.

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Envisioning Ballpark Design of the Future

Major League Baseball LogoAndrew Seligman from the Associated Press asks us to imagine the baseball parks of the future reliant on technology, which could lead to giant hologram video boards and entire ballpark facades going electronic.  Read more here

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Newly Branded Wine for Phillies Fans

Philadelphia Phillies LogoChaddsford Winery, located in Delaware County, unveiled a newly branded blend called “Phillies Wine.”  It is available at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and at select retailers in the tri-state area.  A “Phillies Wine Weekend” is scheduled for April 18th and 19th at the winery.  Read more and watch news report here.

Philadelphia Phillies Wine Weekend

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Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day 4.15.14Every year on April 15 — the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier in 1947 — the baseball world spends a day reinforcing the importance of that legacy by celebrating Jackie Robinson Day.  In 1997, Robinson’s No. 42 was retired across all of Major League Baseball in an unprecedented tribute.  Today, teams across baseball will be sporting No. 42 jerseys to honor Robinson.  Read more here.

No. 42 jerseys, Portland Sea Dogs Facebook graphic

No. 42 jerseys, Portland Sea Dogs Facebook graphic

No. 42 jerseys, Minnesota  Twins Facebook photo

No. 42 jerseys, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

 

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Last Look at MLB Extreme Eats in Pictures

Major League Baseball LogoWe’ve posted quite a few blurbs about new ballpark food items for 2015, but we thought you should have one final look at a few extreme eats at MLB stadiums as Opening Day takes center stage today.  Read more and view photos here.

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Opening Day ‘Field of Dreams’ Speech

Field of Dreams MovieMajor League Baseball LogoIn preparation for Opening Day this weekend, Major League Baseball called on several of its stars to recite the popular “People Will Come” speech from 1989’s classic Field of Dreams.  Read more and watch video here.

MLB Opending Day 2015

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Former Player/Attorney Files Suit Against MLB for Violations of FLSA

Minor League Baseball LogoYou may recall several stories last year covering lawsuits filed against MLB alleging the entity and its teams operate as a cartel to impose restrictive contracts on minor league players.  Similarly, former minor leaguer and now attorney Garrett Broshuis filed a first-of-its-kind class-action lawsuit alleging MLB is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act for routinely paying minor-league players less than minimum wage and denying them overtime wages.  Read more here.

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