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The A’s ‘Will’ Announce Ballpark Site this Year

It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium.  A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017.  But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.”  Read more and see tweet here.

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Talking Mets’ VP of Ballpark Operations

Sue Lucchi grew up in the Whitestone section of Queens (NY), in a house her grandfather built.  She was a passionate New York Mets fan and wore Keith Hernandez‘s No. 17 as she played soccer and softball through high school.  Read more here.

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SunTrust Park Officially Opens Tonight

After more than six weeks in Florida for Spring Training and an 11-day road trip, the Atlanta Braves are finally coming home to their new digs.  Following two impressive dress rehearsals, SunTrust Park officially opens tonight when the Braves host the Padres at 7:35 p.m. ET.  Read more here.  View gallery of food locations here.  Watch unveiling of Bobby Cox statue here.

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St. Pete Makes Pitch for Rays

Shortly before throwing out the first pitch at Tropicana Field on Wednesday evening, St. Petersburg (FL) Mayor Rick Kriseman made a much more important pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays: Stay put.  Watch video here.

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Best New and Crazy Food Items at MLB Ballparks

As the 2017 Major League Baseball season gets underway, CBS Sports takes a look at the best new and wildest food items at MLB ballparks.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Braves Experience SunTrust Park with First-Ever Workout

For their first workout at SunTrust Park on Thursday, Atlanta Braves players took in the big picture of the stadium’s features and aesthetics.  Read more here.   View photo gallery here.  View video here.

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MLB in Montreal: No More Investors Need Apply

According to a source, a group of Montreal investors has met the conditions laid out by Major League Baseball to get a team back in the city.  Read more here.

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