Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was in attendance Monday at a ground breaking ceremony for the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are expected to take up spring-training residence at the $144 million facility in 2017. Read more and view photo here.
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As expected, the Tampa Bay Rays have rejected a proposal by St. Petersburg (FL) City Council member Jim Kennedy that would have allowed the team to explore locations for a new stadium, but cost them millions if they left the city. Read more here.
As the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2015 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic. An interesting tidbit: Kauffman Stadium and Citi Field rank #4 and #7, respectively, in Mock’s ranking of all 30 MLB stadiums. Read more here.
Palm Beach County (FL) commissioners this morning are scheduled to vote on a series of items that will allow the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals to get started later this week on building their new Major League Baseball spring training complex south of 45th Street. Read more here.
With Commissioner Rob Manfred hinting a possible Major League Baseball expansion, Portland Tribune sports reporter Kerry Eggers takes a look at Portland (OR) as a potential relocation or expansion market. Read more here.
Along the back wall of a sleek new souvenir and magazine shop at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal (QC), there is an array of sports team products: jerseys, hats, coffee mugs and the like. The logos on the merchandise were for only two teams, the NHL’s Canadiens, and the Expos, a baseball team that has not existed for more than a decade. Read more here.