Tag Archives | 2013

More info on WBC ’13 venues, schedule released

We have some more information on venues and timing of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the tourney held during spring training, with games set for Chase Field, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Marlins Park. The tournament will launch March 2 — right after the beginning of spring-training games — with games in Tokyo and […]

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Tentative 2013 Braves home schedule posted

Let the planning begin: We’ve posted a tentative Atlanta Braves 2013 spring-training schedule for games at Champion Stadium. You can view the schedule here. Because of the World Baseball Classic, spring training will be elongated in 2013: the first Braves game is set for Feb. 22, and we’re looking at 18 home games, as well […]

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McKechnie Field upgrades approved

Renovations of McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will go ahead in time for completion for Spring Training 2013. The $7.5 million upgrades will add new seating and a wraparound concourse to the ballpark, which will be 90 years old next spring. Other improvements on tap include: A new center-field boardwalk area […]

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Japanese players: We may skip World Baseball Classic

Japanese professional baseball players are threatening to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic over a disagreement about the split of the $18 million expected to be generated from the event. The issue is actually pretty simple: since the Japanese players feel they’re integral to the success of the event, next scheduled for spring 2013, they […]

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Renovations on tap for McKechnie Field

Renovations at McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, could be completed in time for 2013 spring training if Bradenton and Manatee County approve $8 million in spending. From Ballpark Digest: The redesign of the classic ballpark calls for a reconfiguration of the seating bowl, with two distinctive seating areas replaced by seating […]

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Pirates working on McKechnie Field renovation plan

We could see a practically new McKechnie Field for Spring Training 2013 under a $9-million renovation plan pushed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and under consideration by city and county politicians. The redesign of the classic ballpark calls for a reconfiguration of the seating bowl, with two distinctive seating areas replaced by seating extended from the […]

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