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MLB Tapping Into China

Major League Baseball Logochinese-baseball-leagueMajor League Baseball is spending big on diamonds, academies and talent search, as the Chinese government sees baseball becoming a $7.4 billion industry.  Read more here.  View official website of the Chinese Baseball Association.

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

Manfred Expects Ballpark Movement in Oakland

Oakland A's LogoMajor League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expects news within a year regarding potential plans for the Athletics to build a new ballpark in Oakland.  Read more here.  Read more about the latest sites under consideration here.

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MLB Coming to London?

New York Mets LogoThe Olympic Stadium could stage a New York Mets Major League baseball game after the Mayor of London declared their owner was “very receptive” to being them being the first team to play in Europe.  Read more here.

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Bandits, Astros Extend PDC

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryHouston Astros New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits and Houston Astros announced that they will be extending their player development contract through the 2018 season. River Bandits owner Dave Heller and Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow affirmed the two-year extension with a joint press conference Tuesday at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading

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Pinellas County Pitches 10 Possible Sites for New Rays Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays LogoThe saga over where to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays grew murkier Tuesday as Pinellas County unveiled a list with 10 possible sites that officials hope could keep the team from crossing the bay.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Fort Bragg Field (Fort Bragg, NC)

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoJoe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes a full-blown, in-depth look at the temporary stadium built on the Fort Bragg campus for the MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on July 3.  Read more and view photos here.

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Disney Buys Stake in MLB Video-Streaming Arm

Walt Disney Co. LogoMajor League Baseball LogoWalt Disney Co. agreed to acquire a one-third stake in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, in a deal that values the business at about $3.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock for the heads up.

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