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Ballpark Upgrades Update from Canadians TV

Vancouver Canadians LogoWork continues on the upgrades at Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians (Single-A, Northwest League), including a new porch area just beyond the left field fence, new seating areas, a revitalized children’s play area, increased handicap seating, and new craft beer area.  Watch Canadians report here.

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Eugene’s Civic Stadium Saved

Eugene_Emeralds LogoThe Eugene Civic Alliance on Monday completed the purchase of Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium, giving supporters an opportunity to renovate the ballpark for soccer and providing a site for a Kidsports fieldhouse.  The acquisition starts a new chapter in the story of the 78-year-old stadium, which served as the home of the Eugene Emeralds (Single-A, Northwest League) from 1969-2009.  Read more here.

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Growlers Rename Mascot After Barlee/Barley Dispute with Hops

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadBack in December, the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) launched a second name-the-mascot contest after the original name Barlee ran into trademark trouble with the Hillsboro Hops (Single-A, Northwest League), who already had a mascot named Barley.  Keeping with the microbrew theme, the portly bear is now named Porter.  View mascot photo here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Porter

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AquaSox Name New GM

Everett AquaSox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Everett AquaSox announced today that Danny Tetzlaff has been named General Manager. Tetzlaff has been in minor league baseball for over 13 years, serving most recently as General Manager of the expansion Yakima Valley Pippins (West Coast League). He has served as both a General Manager and Assistant General Manager with several successful Continue reading

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Ems, Clippers Make College Football Wager

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchColumbus Clippers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Eugene Emeralds, a Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are excited to announce a friendly wager on the upcoming College Football National Championship game between the University of Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State Continue reading

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Growlers Lose ‘Barlee’ Name to MILB, Launch New Name-the-Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – After a successful inaugural season, the Kalamazoo Growlers will be making a name change to their beloved mascot “Barlee” due to a current dispute from Minor League Baseball and the Hillsboro Hops. Continue reading

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Vancouver Canadians Ownership to Purchase Lancaster JetHawks

Lancaster JetHawks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster JetHawks, class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, have intended to be sold by Peter A. Carfagna‘s ownership group to an ownership group headed by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney, both Vancouver, Canada residents and owners of the successful Vancouver Canadians, short-season affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays a member of the Northwest League. Continue reading

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