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More MLB housing planned for Surprise

Posted by   /  April 29, 2020  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Tasha Anderson | AZBEX A new 47-unit housing facility for the Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball team is being planned north of Greenway Road and east of Bullard Avenue in Surprise.  Harvey Badger Construction, LLC recently submitted plans for the four-story multifamily development, known as The Fountains at Surprise Center, and the project was heard at the city’s Planning and Zoning […]

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Arizona plan or bust for Major League Baseball in 2020 season, MLB insider says

Posted by   /  April 15, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Cluff | The Republic Several scenarios have been floated around as potential options to start the 2020 MLB season. One of them called for every baseball team to come to Arizona to play at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field and neighboring spring training stadiums. Another called for Cactus League teams to play in […]

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Ken Kendrick opens up on Diamondbacks’ ‘magician’ GM, cheating scandal, Chase Field future

Posted by   /  February 18, 2020  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Team owner Ken Kendrick (R) of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Sean Burroughs #11 after defeating the San Francisco Giants and clinching the National League West division title at Chase Field on September 23, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 3-1. /Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America Nick Piecoro | The Republic | […]

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Baseball commissioner mentions Arizona Diamondbacks ‘incident’ in interview about Astros’ cheating

Posted by   /  February 17, 2020  /  Sports  /  No Comments

This caused certain opposing fans to get in a tizzy. But, wait. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Jim McLennan | AZSnakepit MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is coming under increasing pressure over his handling of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Over the weekend, he went on a bit of a media blitz in defense […]

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Baseball museum eyed for Scottsdale Stadium

Posted by   /  August 28, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Discloser: Rose Law Group represents Home: The Baseball Experience By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress A small piece of city property behind the left-field wall at Scottsdale Stadium could be transformed into a museum dedicated to the history of baseball in the Valley — if the city can find someone willing to pay for it. […]

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Sports leagues taking steps to further protect fans from balls, bats and pucks

Posted by   /  August 27, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

 A sign warning fans of the danger of flying objects is posted behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. /Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Arizona Diamondbacks installed netting at Chase Field to the end of the dugouts in 2018 but have not made a decision on extending it farther By Sarah Farrell […]

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Court gives baseball players’ right to sue Arizona wages bill

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

Colorado Rockies spring training at Salt River Field, Talking Stick/Team photo Law deals with minor league players during spring training By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while […]

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MLB accused of juicing baseballs following historic home run surge

Posted by   /  July 10, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Is baseball being turned into a joke? / Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios By Kendall Baker | Axios [Monday’s] Home Run Derby news cycle began with All-Star Justin Verlander emphatically saying that the league is juicing the baseballs, adding more fuel to an already raging fire. By the numbers: MLB teams are projected to hit […]

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The brain cancer that keeps killing baseball players

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jeré Longman | The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Phillies team to the World Series in 1993. And unanswered questions have surfaced about the way he died. Daulton and several prominent contemporaries in baseball […]

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Diamondbacks’ housecleaning could produce baseball’s first female GM

Posted by   /  October 5, 2016  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Trisha Garcia and Jeanna Berg | Cronkite News The Arizona Diamondbacks cleaned house Monday, not renewing the contract of general manager Dave Stewart and firing manager Chip Hale. That opened the door for perhaps the first female general manager in baseball history. Asked what qualifications he was looking for in a new general manager […]

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