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, 02 Sep 2014 18:43:12 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cougars announce 2015 Fifth Third Bank Ballpark improvements http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027656/minor-league-baseball/news/cougars-announce-2015-fifth-third-bank-ballpark-improvements http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027656/minor-league-baseball/news/cougars-announce-2015-fifth-third-bank-ballpark-improvements Kane County CougarsThe Kane County Cougars (Low Class A; Midwest League) have announced a series of improvements to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, including some player amenities built to Chicago Cubs specs -- a sign the two teams are extending a PDC in the future.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:57:55 +0000
Rawhide set another attendance record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027655/minor-league-baseball/news/rawhide-set-another-attendance-record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027655/minor-league-baseball/news/rawhide-set-another-attendance-record Visalia RawhideWe have another attendance record to report: For the fifth time in six years, the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) set another all-time season attendance mark after last night's win over the Modesto Nuts, finishing the season attracting 120,003 fans.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:52:59 +0000
South Atlantic League announces year-end awards http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027654/minor-league-baseball/news/south-atlantic-league-announces-year-end-awards http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027654/minor-league-baseball/news/south-atlantic-league-announces-year-end-awards South Atlantic LeagueIt's now the official start of the awards season, and we have our first big announcement of the year, as League President Eric Krupa unveiled the recipients of the 2014 South Atlantic League Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:41:53 +0000
From Blues Brothers to multimedia: TSE's Bob Masewicz http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027653/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/from-blues-brothers-to-multimedia-tses-bob-masewicz http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027653/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/from-blues-brothers-to-multimedia-tses-bob-masewicz Ballpark DigestInteresting anniversary to note: it's been 30 years since TSE's Bob Masewicz performed with a partner as the Blues Brothers, a venue journey that's led to today's TSE Services.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:27:04 +0000
Solomon: Rock Cats still committed to Hartford move http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027652/minor-league-baseball/news/solomon-rock-cats-still-committed-to-hartford-move http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027652/minor-league-baseball/news/solomon-rock-cats-still-committed-to-hartford-move New Britain Rock CatsIt's been a rough summer for the New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League), but owner Josh Solomon says he expects his team to be playing in Hartford in two years -- but maybe not as a Minnesota Twins affiliate.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:41:30 +0000
Hague can't shake dog-abuse video, resigns from Centerplate http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027651/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/hague-cant-shake-dog-abuse-video-resigns-from-centerplate http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027651/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/hague-cant-shake-dog-abuse-video-resigns-from-centerplate CenterplateDes Hague has stepped down as CEO of concessionaire Centerplate after public criticism of his behavior involving dog abuse failed to be quieted by previous disciplinary actions.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:27:08 +0000
Ogden, Dodgers extend player-development contract through 2016 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027650/minor-league-baseball/news/ogden-dodgers-extend-player-development-contract-through-2016 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409027650/minor-league-baseball/news/ogden-dodgers-extend-player-development-contract-through-2016 Ogden RaptorsIn a surprisingly low-key fashion -- no press releases, no big announcements -- the Ogden Raptors (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:55:52 +0000
New Holly Springs ballpark renderings released http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017649/at-the-ballpark/future-ballparks/new-holly-springs-ballpark-renderings-released http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017649/at-the-ballpark/future-ballparks/new-holly-springs-ballpark-renderings-released New Holly Springs ballpark{jathumbnail off}

We have a look at the new Holly Springs (N.C.) ballpark that will be hosting a summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League team in the 2015 season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:05:15 +0000
Bulls, Rays extend player development contract through 2018 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017648/minor-league-baseball/news/bulls-rays-extend-player-development-contract-through-2018 http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017648/minor-league-baseball/news/bulls-rays-extend-player-development-contract-through-2018 Durham BullsExpected: The Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) and the Tampa Bay Rays extended their player development contract (PDC) for four more years, through the 2018 season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:42:24 +0000
Durham Bulls set new season attendance record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017647/minor-league-baseball/news/durham-bulls-set-new-season-attendance-record http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201409017647/minor-league-baseball/news/durham-bulls-set-new-season-attendance-record Durham BullsBallpark renovations do make a difference: the Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) set a new single-season attendance record at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, with one game left in the regular season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:24:21 +0000