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Monday, August 15, 2016

OTP 2016 August 15: Amarillo’s Politics Could Cost City a AA Baseball Team

Nelson presented a feasibility study to the Lubbock city council Thursday showing how bringing a major league affiliated baseball team to the city would benefit them not only culturally with downtown development but economically as well.

“Part of the project is to build a stadium with a minimum capacity of 6,000 seats. Nelson said. “Deterime the ideal site for that stadium. Determine the viability of sharing the stadium with the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: August 15, 2016 at 08:09 AM | 989 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, minor leagues, politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MLB Scores Important Victory in Fan-Safety Lawsuit | FanGraphs Baseball

I don’t have a problem with extending the netting further away from home plate. Extending it all the way to the foul poles seems a little excessive.

Consequently, even if the plaintiffs were to prevail against the five remaining defendant-teams, the most they could hope to obtain would be a court order requiring MLB’s five California franchises to extend protective netting from foul-pole-to-foul-pole in each of their stadiums. Thus, Friday’s ruling dashes the Payne plaintiffs’ hopes of securing league-wide changes to the level of protection provided to fans.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, fan safety

 

 

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