Richmond Decision May Take A While
Minor League Baseball remains in the early stages of finding a replacement team in Richmond for the International League's Braves, who are ending their 43-year relationship with the city in favor of moving into a new ballpark in Gwinnett County, Ga.
Facebook For Baseball
A new Website tries to connect baseball players through a social networking site.
Naomi Silver hardly thinks of Batavia as a reclamation project. The Rochester Red Wings chief operating officer instead views her team's new relationship with the Muckdogs, their neighbor in upstate New York, as an investment that will prove profitable for two of minor league baseball's most venerable teams.
Marlins, Rays Spruce Up Sagging Markets
While promotions are as much a part of baseball history as Cracker Jacks and trading cards, teams like the Rays and Marlins are trying to overcome geographical and structural challenges by making their ballparks into destination attractions. Arriving to the park just before the first pitch and leaving after the seventh inning doesn't fit into their business model. Instead they invite fans to come early for a parking lot happy hour or concourse level mini-carnival and stay late for fireworks and a concert.
Business Beat: March 5
The Columbus Catfish have a new owner, and likely a new hometown in the future.
And the winner in the recently abandoned, and suddenly sought-after Richmond market sweepstakes is . . . patience.