MLB Announces Urban Academy In Cincinnati
MLB will contribute $1.5 million toward the construction in Cincinnati of the Reds Urban Youth Academy, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide year-round baseball instruction and educational opportunities for kids ages 6 to 18. The $5.5 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and will be modeled after the four other academies already in use.
Nationals Considering Their Spring Training Options
As the Washington Nationals prepare to begin another spring training at Space Coast Stadium, an intriguing game is playing out behind the scenes among local political, business and tourism leaders.
Augusta GreenJackets Have Big Plans
Jeff Eiseman has been on hand for the many stops and starts of the movement to build a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets.
Winter Meetings Wrapup
The Winter Meetings trade show has long been the home of anything and everything one could possibly need in baseball merchandise and promotions. The sprawling convention center floor at the Opryland carried on that tradition, featuring items that ranged from the practical (like bottom-filling beer cups) to the bizarre (dancing Zooperstars Harry Canary and Tim Teabull were hard to miss).
Winter Meetings: MiLB Begins Search For Marketing Leader
NASHVILLE—Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Conner spent a good part of his stay in Nashville explaining the sport’s new marketing plan to his constituents during league meetings. Next up on [...]
Sources: Binghamton’s Double-A Club Will Move To Ottawa
Despite public assurances by its owner that the team is not on the move, several baseball sources say the Eastern League's Binghamton Mets are the team that has been targeted for a renovated ballpark in Ottawa. Binghamton hopes to keep minor league baseball in town, however, with a short-season New York-Penn League franchise. Sources said city officials have already inquired about purchasing the Batavia Muckdogs.
New Ballpark Changes The Game In Bakersfield
Charlie Blaney has often said that Bakersfield could be the best market in the California League, if only it had a new ballpark. The former Dodgers farm director and third-year Cal League president will now get a chance to prove his point. The Blaze are building a new ballpark.
Baseball Votes: Resounding No In Wilmington, Yes In El Paso
It may not have earned a projection on cable news or made a blip on John King’s interactive map, but ballpark ballot measures certainly got the vote out in Wilmington, [...]
Cubs, Cards Highlight Midwest League Affiliation Changes
Change is coming to the Midwest League. Minor league and major league teams are going through their bi-annual renewal of affiliations this year, and stability has been the watchword at [...]
Swap complete: Mets to Vegas, Blue Jays to Buffalo
The only change coming to the Triple-A landscape is now official. The Mets and Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast) announced a two-year player-development contract last night, and the Blue Jays [...]