Successful Return To Richmond Has Baseball Team Aiming For New Stadium
For now, all the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) have is a rendering of a new ballpark, which they say the city needs to keep minor league baseball in town. The franchise hopes the sketch of a proposed $50 million facility will become a reality in the not-so-distant future, and that a ballpark will rise up on a plot of land next to The Diamond, the 27-year old stadium that the Flying Squirrels currently (and somewhat reluctantly) call home.
Trio Of Outdated Minor League Parks May Be Fixed Up
Three of minor league baseball's most outdated ballparks may soon get renovations or get replaced altogether. The Bakersfield Blaze (California), Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) and Vermont Lake Monsters (New York-Penn) all took steps toward landing new or renovated ballparks this spring.
Longtime Southern League President Mincher Passes Away
Don Mincher, the man largely responsible for saving organized baseball in Huntsville, Ala., and who brought rare perspective to the post of league president, passed away over the weekend at [...]
Bakersfield, Richmond Take Steps Toward New Ballparks
Two of minor league baseball’s ballparks most in need of facelifts may soon be going under the wrecking ball. The Bakersfield Blaze (California League) and Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) each [...]
Braves Plan To Buy Lynchburg Franchise, Move To Wilmington
The Atlanta Braves have agreed in principle to buy the Lynchburg Carolina League franchise and move it to a new ballpark in Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington still has to figure out how to pay for the new ballpark and where to put it, however.
Zebulon Happy To Join The Carolina League
With the dust clearing on the three-city shuffle, the Mudcats are bracing themselves for a rebirth in the Carolina League.
California Ruling Could Lead To Franchise Moves
The Padres Triple-A affiliate may be on the move again, and finding new homes for a pair of California League clubs became even tougher, following a ruling by the California Supreme Court.
A Quiet Winter Meetings Is Worth Celebrating
The Winter Meetings came and went without any sport-rattling developments in the minor leagues. No franchise relocations. No realignment. No teams folding under the weight of a recession. And while there are still plenty of developments coming baseball's way in 2012, closing out a challenging year with a drama-free week in Dallas was certainly worthy of celebration.
Source Interlink Media Acquires Baseball America
GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com.
Turnover Becomes Commonplace For Doubledays
The Auburn Doubledays are named after the man who mythically invented baseball. But even Abner Doubleday couldn't create the soap opera that has consumed the short-season New York-Penn League club. In the past 14 months, the Doubledays have changed parent clubs, managers and club presidents once each and—wait for it—general managers and assistant GMs three times.
Despite Flooding, Harrisburg Hopes To Host Playoffs
Even though Metro Bank Park currently looks better suited to host a Bassmasters tournament than a baseball game, Double-A Harrisburg general manager Randy Whitaker is optimistic that the field could [...]