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Osprey Announce New Ownership

PRESS RELEASE – Mike and Judy Ellis, the majority stakeholders in Mountain Baseball LLC, the franchise ownership group since 1993, announced Friday their intent to sell the franchise to Peter Davis and Susan Crampton Davis of Big Sky Professional Baseball LLC.

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New Ballpark Initiative on Deck in Kingsport

Building a new minor league baseball stadium in downtown Kingsport (TN) for the Kingsport Mets (Rookie, Appalachian League) is now the main focus of the One Kingsport initiative.  It essentially takes the place of the outdoor venue idea and expands upon it.  Read more here.

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MiLB.com Reporter Benjamin Hill Bids Adieu to Sky Sox

The departure of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) doesn’t put an end to the city’s Minor League Baseball history.  It simply ushers in a new era, as the franchise that previously existed as the Helena Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League) will call Security Service Field home in 2019.  Pending the results of a “Name the Team” contest, the club will be known as either the Happy Campers, Lamb Chops, Punchy Pikas, Throttle Jockeys or Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Read more and view photos here.

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Proposed Agreement Could Bring Concerts to Ogren Park

Logjam Presents production company and the City of Missoula (MT) have proposed an agreement to bring concerts to Ogren Park, home of the Missoula Osprey (Rookie, Pioneer League), starting next year.  Read more here.

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Owlz Staying Put in Orem — for Now

In a reversal of an announcement last month, the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) will not relocate to Pueblo (CO) by the 2020 season — or at all, Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky announced Monday in conjunction with a ruling from the Pueblo County government.  Read more here.  More details here from the Chieftain.  Read about the communication leading up to the decision here and here.

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Finalists Announced for Pioneer League’s Coming Colorado Springs Franchise

After receiving an overwhelming response of entries submitted from the community in their “Name The Team” contest, the new Colorado Springs (CO) franchise — the soon-to-be-former Helena Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League), have narrowed the list down to the top names, including the Colorado Springs Happy Campers, Colorado Springs Lamb Chops, Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas, Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys, and Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Read more here.

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Pueblo Ballpark Project Takes Next Step

Pueblo County commissioners Terry Hart and Sal Pace approved two resolutions Monday concerning the Youth Entertainment and Sports project, which includes a proposed minor league baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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