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Malden Ballpark Construction Could Begin this Year

Malden MA SealMalden Field of Dreams CEO Alexander Bok told the City Council on Tuesday that construction on a 6,000-seat stadium in downtown Malden (MA) could begin later this year, with first pitch scheduled for spring 2019.  Bok is working to bring an affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise to town.  Read more here.

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Economist Takes Issue with Providence Ballpark Plan, PawSox Hit Back

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyCollege of the Holy Cross professor Victor Matheson, a sports economist, says the economic benefits of the proposed Providence ballpark do not justify a large commitment of public dollars.  He also says another team would fill the void if the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) were to leave Rhode Island.  Public-relations man Jon Duffy, who is working with the PawSox, responds.  Read more here.

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A’s Assert Rights to Territory

PRESS RELEASE – Recent articles claiming that Major League Baseball has decided that the A’s cannot share the two-team Bay Area market were denied by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig last weekend. Continue reading

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Yanks Tried to Pay to Play in Newark

The New York Yankees reportedly offered the New York Mets $250,000 to allow the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to temporarily relocate to Newark’s Riverfront Stadium, home of the indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League), but talks collapsed when the Mets demanded the right to permanently relocate one of their affiliates to Long Island or Connecticut.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Mets Stiff-Arm Yanks in Newark

The New York Mets have reportedly exercised their territorial rights and rejected a proposal by the New York Yankees to move the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) to Newark’s Riverfront Stadium, home of the indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League) for one season.  Read more here.

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