Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball http://www.ballparkdigest.com/home Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:28:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Blowfish leaving Columbia, moving to Lexington County http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287505/college-baseball/news/blowfish-leaving-columbia-moving-to-lexington-county http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287505/college-baseball/news/blowfish-leaving-columbia-moving-to-lexington-county With Minor League Baseball returning to Columbia (S.C.), the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) are leaving Capital City Stadium and moving to a new Lexington County ballpark.]]> kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:37:30 +0000 Dunedin focuses on new Blue Jays spring training site http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287503/major-league-baseball/news/dunedin-focuses-on-new-blue-jays-spring-training-site http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287503/major-league-baseball/news/dunedin-focuses-on-new-blue-jays-spring-training-site Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (Fla.) officials have identified a potential site for a new Toronto Blue Jays spring training site, but the hard work -- like acquiring the land and funding -- remain.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:37:31 +0000
Futures League sets attendance record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287502/college-baseball/news/futures-league-sets-attendance-record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287502/college-baseball/news/futures-league-sets-attendance-record Futures Collegiate Baseball LeagueGood news for the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League: with the addition of a tenth team, the circuit has already set a total attendance record with two weeks to go in the season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:03 +0000
A baseball lifer: Matt Ellis http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287501/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/a-baseball-lifer-matt-ellis http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287501/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/a-baseball-lifer-matt-ellis Missoula OspreyOne of the best things about working in the baseball industry: hearing about baseball lifers. Here's an interview with baseball lifer Matt Ellis, executive VP of the Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League).

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:19:36 +0000
Ten tossed after Aces/Isotopes brawl http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287500/minor-league-baseball/news/ten-tossed-after-acesisotopes-brawl http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407287500/minor-league-baseball/news/ten-tossed-after-acesisotopes-brawl Reno brawl{jathumbnail off}

It was an epic baseball brawl in the Pacific Coast League, with nine players and Aces manager Phil Nevin tossed after a benches-clearing incident between Reno and the Albuquerque Isotopes Saturday night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:45:50 +0000
Winning, conciliatory moves bring back Athletics fans http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407247499/major-league-baseball/features/winning-conciliatory-moves-bring-back-athletics-fans http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407247499/major-league-baseball/features/winning-conciliatory-moves-bring-back-athletics-fans Oakland AthleticsThe best record in baseball and a recommitment to Oakland are generating dividends for the Oakland Athletics, as attendance at O.co Coliseum is up and prospects are bright for a new ballpark.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:48:52 +0000
Pelicans GM to undergo in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407237498/minor-league-baseball/news/pelicans-gm-to-undergo-in-game-prostate-exam-while-singing-qtake-me-out-to-the-ballgameq http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407237498/minor-league-baseball/news/pelicans-gm-to-undergo-in-game-prostate-exam-while-singing-qtake-me-out-to-the-ballgameq Myrtle Beach PelicansThat headline really wrote itself: Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High Class A; Carolina League) GM Andy Milovich will to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during tomorrow’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:46:44 +0000
Boomers eschew social media -- for one-night promo http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227497/independent-baseball/news/boomers-eschew-social-media-for-one-night-promo http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227497/independent-baseball/news/boomers-eschew-social-media-for-one-night-promo WilsonThe Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League), who do a pretty good job with social media, are eschewing the technology for an upcoming Human Interaction Night on Saturday, July 26.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:54:03 +0000
Blue Wahoos on verge of 100th sellout http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227496/minor-league-baseball/news/blue-wahoos-on-verge-of-100th-sellout http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227496/minor-league-baseball/news/blue-wahoos-on-verge-of-100th-sellout Pensacola Blue WahoosThe Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) are on the verge of the team's 100th sellout after recording the 98th sellout at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium on Saturday night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:31 +0000
Osprey, D-Backs extend PDC to 2020 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227495/minor-league-baseball/news/osprey-d-backs-extend-pdc-to-2020 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201407227495/minor-league-baseball/news/osprey-d-backs-extend-pdc-to-2020 Missoula OspreyThe Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their player development contract (PDC) for four more years, through the end of the 2020 season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:46 +0000