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Successful Return To Richmond Has Baseball Team Aiming For New Stadium

Josh Leventhal -

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.

Minors | #2012#Business Beat

Who’s Coming To Ottawa?

Josh Leventhal -

Which Eastern League team is heading north of the border to Ottawa’s sure-to-be-renamed Ottawa Stadium? Well, that’s the 64-Million Canadian Dollar Question. According to the Ottawa Citizen, the city of […]

Minors | #Business Beat

A Quiet Winter Meetings Is Worth Celebrating

Josh Leventhal -

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.

Minors | #2012#Business Beat

Turnover Becomes Commonplace For Doubledays

Josh Leventhal -

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.

Minors | #2012#Business Beat