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Eugene, Cubs announce new player development contract

Eugene, Cubs announce new player development contract

The official announcement: the Eugene Emeralds (short season A; Northwest League) and the Chicago Cubs a...

Lake Elsinore, San Diego announce PDC extension

Lake Elsinore, San Diego announce PDC extension

No, we don't know why this didn't happen sooner: the San Diego Padres and the Lake Elsinore Storm (High ...

Short-season A open affiliations set

Short-season A open affiliations set

We'll be awaiting official press releases, but the three open short-season A affiliations are now se...

Milwaukee, Sky Sox formally announce affiliation

Milwaukee, Sky Sox formally announce affiliation

And with this we close the books on open Triple-A affiliations, as the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colora...

Houston to Fresno, Milwaukee to Colorado Springs

Houston to Fresno, Milwaukee to Colorado Springs

We have the last affiliation changes at the Triple-A level, with the Houston Astros signing with Fresno...

Mariners to Bakersfield, Padres to Tri-City

Mariners to Bakersfield, Padres to Tri-City

Two more player development contracts to announce: Seattle Mariners/Bakersfield Blaze (High Class A; California League) and San Diego Padres/Tri-City Dust Devils (short season A; Northwest League), both t...

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After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

Tuesday night’s Midwest League All-Star Classic was more than a showcase of baseball talent. It was a celebration of a remarkable effort by the West Michigan Whitecaps to rebuild a ballpark heavily damage...

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A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

It's a new era in North Carolina baseball as the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) open a new Uptown ballpark tonight. Our Mark Cryan was on hand yesterday for a sneak preview.

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Astros unveil Minute Maid Park improvements for 2015

Astros unveil Minute Maid Park improvements for 2015

Another set of improvements to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, slated for the 2015 season, as the Mazda Club Level and upper deck areas are set to be modernized and overhauled.

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Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other...

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Frontier League pitched for Jackson, Michigan

Frontier League pitched for Jackson, Michigan

A feasibility study is underway to determine whether Jackson, a city in central Michigan west of Ann Arbor and south of Lansing, can support a new ballpark and independent Frontier League baseball.

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More on the Hounds and future of Loudoun County baseball

More on the Hounds and future of Loudoun County baseball

Even under the best of circumstances it's hard to finance new-ballpark construction, but as VIP Sports & Entertainment found out, financing a new facility for the Loudoun Hounds ended up being a losin...

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville's Bosse Field.

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Gastonia, Grizzlies looking at new downtown ballpark

Gastonia, Grizzlies looking at new downtown ballpark

With the team outgrowing Sims Legion Park, the Gastonia Grizzlies (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) and the city are studying the feasibility of a new downtown ballpark.

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish.

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Personnel news in West Michigan, Lakewood, Bridgeport

Personnel news in West Michigan, Lakewood, Bridgeport

We have a slew of personnel announcements involving the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low Class A; Midwest League), Lakewood BlueClaws (Low Class A: Sally League) and the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlant...

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Salinas pitching Bakersfield Blaze on new ballpark

Salinas pitching Bakersfield Blaze on new ballpark

With little movement on a new Bakersfield Blaze (High Class A; California League) ballpark, Salinas investors are pitching Blaze ownership on a new ballpark.

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Restoring Duncan Park Stadium

Restoring Duncan Park Stadium

It's important to know that ballpark restoration is a ongoing process, as the folks in Spartanburg (S.C.) discovered when tackling the restoration of Duncan Park Stadium, former home to minor-league and sum...

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