Stadium lease deal in place in Amarillo

Earlier this month you could read a post about an eventual move of the San Antonio Missions to Witchita even though very unlikely. Well, we can scratch Wichita as possible Texas League city as the Elmore Sports Group has signed a stadium lease deal with the city of Amarillo. The Elmore Sports Group committed to …

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Wichita an affiliated city again?

The other week, Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita, KS, stated the city will announce a minor league affiliation by the end of the year. A bold statement. Is Wichita playing bluff poker or does the city have a trick on its sleeve? After I read the announcement, I have been thinking: "Which team of which …

AAA baseball may be very shortlived in San Antonio

The Elmore Sports Group may have picked the wrong horse when they announced to move their AAA team from Colorado Springs to San Antonio. The mayor of San Antonio recently said that investing in minor league sports is not in the interest of the city. About a month ago you could read here that several …

San Antonio AAA baseball may hit a snag

Two weeks ago, the Elmore Sportsgroup announced they will move their AA team to Amarillo and their AAA team from Colorado Springs to San Antonio. All in good faith the city of San Antonio would spend on a new AAA ballpark. Now it seems that several prominent politicians prefer Major League Soccer over Minor League …

AAA baseball to San Antonio in 2019

With 112 seasons of play in the Alamo City, the AA San Antonio Missions announced today the team will move up to AAA ball in 2019. The owner of the team, the Elmore Sports Group is thrilled to see their AA team move up from the Texas League to the Pacific Coast League. Missions president …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Amarillo negotiating with MiLB club

According to Amarillo Global News, the city of Amarillo is negotiating with an affiliated minor league club to play in the Texan city. Which club and how far the negotiations are is not known yet. Asked about an item on Tuesday’s city council agenda regarding the “Negotiation of Lease and Management Agreement with Affiliated Baseball Team …

Wichita second candidate for San Antonio Missions

Next to the city of Amarillo, there is a second official candidate to become home for the San Antonio Missions. The other day, the city council of Wichita voted unanimously for the expansion of a special taxing district for a development that could include a new ballpark. Could include... It still is depending on the Colorado …

Sky High Brewers affiliation news

Just when I finished my previous blogpost about the extension of the PDC between the Giants and the GreenJackets, the next announcement comes in.  The Colorado Springs SkySox (AAA, Pacific Coast League) and the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their player development contract with two years. The contract will run through the 2018 season. Since 2015, …

Belated PDC news

Last Sunday was the deadline for clubs to sign a player development extension. Just in time two MLB clubs signed an extension with their affiliation. The San Diego Padres signed a two year extension with the San Antonio Missions. The new contract will run through the 2018 season. The Missions (AA, Texas League) are a …

How Minor League baseball is closely interwoven

With the Colorado Springs Sky Sox not even gone yet, it remains to be seen if they will leave any time soon, the city of Colorado Springs and Dave Elmore, owner of the Sky Sox, are discussing the possibility to keep minor league baseball in the city with a downtown ballpark. But this downtown ballpark will not …

It’s out in the open: SkySox potential candidate to move to San Antonio

Last week the mayor of San Antonio hinted on some big news regarding minor league baseball in the city. Everyone speculated what it could be, but in fact, it could only mean one thing, even though some other constructions could have been possible. But yesterday the Elmore Sports Group announced that the Colorado Springs SkySox …

AAA baseball close for the Alamo City

“I can confirm that I have been in detailed discussions for months with the San Antonio Missions. The Missions are committed to being a partner in a downtown baseball project and are exploring every option available to bring a Triple-A baseball club to San Antonio,” Taylor said. “However, Minor League Baseball will have to approve …

Big League Weekend ahead in San Antonio

For the fourth time the Big League Weekend will be held in San Antonio's Alamo Dome. The indoor facility is transformed into a baseball field complete with Astro turf and dirt areas around the bases. This year the Texas Rangers will host the reigning World Series champions, Kansas City Royals in a two game exhibition …

SkySox on the move?

The Amarillo Globe-News discovered an email that suggests that the Colorado Springs SkySox may move to San Antonio. At least that is what the newspaper says. The newspaper quoted the email, written by Amarillo councilman Randy Burkett: "He is working now with the San Antonio team owner to relocate their AAA team to San Antonio and also …

Stadium in Amarillo may lead to AAA club in San Antonio

About half a year ago you could read an article about San Antonio lobbying for a Triple A team on this blog. The biggest hurdle was to move the AA San Antonio Missions to another town and to convince their owner to give up his territorial rights. Another point in this case is to get an AAA team …