köpa Seroquel på apoteket köpa Ayurslim på nätet kan man köpa Finax receptfritt på apoteket köpa Tamoxifen i tallinn beställa Trial Erection packs på nätet Coreg pris på apoteket hur kan man köpa Skelaxin lagligt att beställa Noroxin på nätet Brahmi pris i sverige viagra Hydrea köpa var köper man Flonase utan recept olagligt att beställa Myambutol på nätet köpa Mestinon kräm Orlistat liniment pris köpa Aldara orifarm köpa Erexin-V grekland köpa Carafate på kreta försäljning av Chloramphenicol Atorlip-10 kräm köpa är generisk Cymbalta farligt flytande Cardura dos köpa Fertomid gran canaria köpa Top Avana i butik stockholm bästa pris Diltiazem köpa Avalide spanien köpa Cozaar i lettland Deltasone eljo pris dosering Malegra k köpa Zofran internet köpa Flagyl ER egypten Myambutol utan recept spanien lagligt att beställa Sinequan på nätet Flonase dos migrän Bactroban oral jelly billig köpa Purim för tjejer vad är generisk Isoniazid köpa Acticin thailand kan man köpa Temovate i danmark lagligt beställa Propranolol Methotrexate första dos beställa Lukol pulver köpa Benadryl egypten Elimite lägre pris pris på Prinivil med recept beställa Tinidazole 2012 kan man köpa Lithium på apoteket hur köpa Tenormin kan man köpa Ranitidine på apoteket utan recept kan man köpa Pyridium spanien skaffa recept till Geriforte Caverta och träning dosering beställa Prograf på internet Methotrexate kräm pris beställa Calan på nätet lagligt köpa Zovirax från turkiet Proscar utan recept spanien köpa Top Avana i vietnam Doxazosin var köpa eljo Betapace uttag pris skaffa recept Trial Erection packs beställa Celebrex online fungerar generisk Charboleps Buspar köpa apoteket vill du köpa Tadalis Triamterene i sverige utan recept vart kan jag köpa Venlor Aspirin dosering rampfeber köpa riktig Yougara köpa Cephalexin säkert på nätet köpa Fluoxetine i frankrike köpa Abilify egypten var kan man köpa Cymbalta receptfritt köpa billigaste Zebeta köpa Zantac i spanien beställa Depakote på internet var köpa Triamterene billigt köpa Cholestoplex mot faktura i vilka länder kan man köpa Aldara receptfritt Alesse strömbrytare pris olagligt att beställa Amoxil köpa Silvitra på apoteket köpa Motrin på nätet flashback billig Trental på nätet lagligt köpa Minocycline köpa Zyrtec billig var köpa Slimex på nätet köpa Clomid postförskott köpa Keflex online 2012 skaffa recept Aleve vad är generisk Dilantin Shallaki recept FML Forte 10 mg köpa köpa Cipro lagligt i sverige var kan man köpa Slim Tea receptfritt Olanzapine hög dos köpa riktig Phexin köpa Serophene i apoteket Clomid usa köpa vem vill köpa Voveran köpa Ophthacare polen köpa Trental på nätet billigt Hyzaar liniment pris köpa Noroxin från turkiet olagligt att köpa Entocort eljo Mestinon bästa pris Kytril på apoteket pris bra ställe att köpa Himcolin hur få recept på Chloramphenicol hur köpa Abilify köpa Cialis på kanarieöarna köpa Claritin i tallinn köpa Cytotec estland kan man köpa Clozaril receptfritt kan man köpa Carbozyne i turkiet beställa billig Actos rekommenderad dos Tamoxifen köpa Neurontin i phuket Grifulvin V bästa pris köpa Trazodone i spanien Pariet tabletter pris sverige Zoloft dosering halsfluss beställa Diltiazem utomlands Minocycline billig dödlig dos av Provera köpa blå Yougara köpa Finpecia online 2013 olagligt att beställa Voveran på nätet köpa kvinnlig Benfotiamine Skelaxin köpa köpa Nizoral lagligt i sverige köpa Zyvox i indien Vasodilan dos nervositet köpa Provera inom eu köpa Albenza super active Urispas oral jelly köpa Tetracycline jelly köpa köpa Bactroban 2013 Renagel utan recept köpa Isoptin online billigt Alavert köpa flashback Diflucan köpa flashback köpa kvinnlig Proventil köpa Mobic på rhodos vad kan man köpa Clarina köpa Naltrexone 2013 köpa Duetact i amsterdam Slimex pris apotek sverige generisk Benicar biverkningar sänkt pris Cardizem vart kan man köpa Prednisone våga köpa Prometrium på nätet köpa Diakof tyskland köpa Levothroid säkert ställe att köpa Panmycin Nimotop bästa pris köpa äkta Epivir-HBV kan man köpa Himplasia i italien Carbozyne dosering urinvägsinfektion eljo Himplasia bästa pris Diclofenac utan recept i sverige köpa Atrovent inrikes bra ställe o köpa Motrin beställa Pamelor inrikes skaffa recept till Prednisone beställa Trental på internet köpa riktig Lithium Diltiazem köpa jord köpa Triamcinolone phuket pris Astelin sverige Doxazosin 100 billig kan man köpa Tadalis utan recept köpa Beconase AQ i sverige Bactrim i sverige utan recept köpa Prandin i spanien var köpa äkta Nimotop Cialis dosering rampfeber flytande Cyklokapron dos köpa Ralista i sverige köpa Proscar från sverige kan man köpa Erythromycin på gran canaria beställa Urispas på nätet flashback är generisk Urispas farligt kan man köpa Ethionamide på nätet hur ska man köpa Valtrex köpa eljo Shatavari köpa Slimex online 2013 Atrovent kräm köpa Pletal låg dos Vasotec turkiet pris köpa Cyklokapron i riga köpa Calan i tallin köpa Alavert på postförskott köpa Antivert flashback 2015 Cozaar på recept köpa Evecare i butik säkert att köpa Styplon på nätet köpa Anacin inrikes köpa Prometrium 20mg var kan man köpa Buspar på nätet köpa Epivir-HBV apoteket Zofran dosering till katt köpa Voltaren lagligt på nätet köpa Zyprexa apoteket dödlig dos Confido Kytril dosering vuxna kan man beställa Evista Doxazosin migrän dosering Augmentin till katt dosering Antabuse dosering lunginflammation lägsta pris på Plendil köpa Zyloprim inom eu köpa Topamax patong lagligt att beställa Keflex på nätet vill du köpa Big Appeal köpa Slimex i norge var köpa Zyloprim billigt köpa Atorlip-5 Himcolin till hund dosering köpa Diakof i sverige flashback köpa riktig Claritin rekommenderad dos Floxin Tetracycline köpa på nätet Yougara köpa flashback hur stor dos Ventolin ska man ta köpa Fosamax på gatan köpa Probalan i bangkok kan man beställa Aciphex köpa Tadapox i tallin Caverta dos migrän köp Rogaine 2 snabb leverans lagligt köpa Cephalexin bästa stället att köpa Lipitor Azulfidine online utan recept köpa Zithromax köpa Bystolic 400 mg Prinivil till katt dosering beställa Crestor utomlands Nexium k dosering lagligt att köpa Viramune på nätet Oxytrol sverige snabb leverans köpa Shallaki i butik stockholm beställa container Sildalis göteborg köpa Vasotec från turkiet hyra container Detrol pris köpa Lasuna för män Zantac i sverige utan recept vad kostar Lopressor på recept Tinidazole utan recept Benemid dosering ångest köpa Zoloft från sverige beställa Metformin på nätet 2014 sänkt pris Bupron SR köpa Tegretol tjeckien köpa Zenegra gran canaria Hydrea dosering ångest Zyrtec utan recept generisk Luvox i sverige Zocor bästa pris köpa Lanoxin stockholm Benfotiamine oral jelly billig beställa Dramamine var kan man köpa Nitrofurantoin receptfritt hur kan jag köpa Ayurslim lagligt att beställa Mircette för hög dos Coumadin köpa Cleocin tallinn försäljning Stromectol kan man köpa Himcolin utan recept Ciplox hexal köpa köpa laglig Indinavir Vytorin online utan recept köpa Haldol online 2013 köpa Zyban i usa Clonidine generisk Clonidine skillnad var kan jag köpa Mycelex-g beställa Zanaflex på nätet lagligt dosering Biaxin till hund köpa Lukol i lettland olagligt att beställa Premarin köpa Mestinon 50mg vart ska man köpa Cephalexin skillnad mellan generisk Zovirax köpa Toradol flashback 2014 Top Avana nervositet dos köpa Arava från sverige för hög dos Apcalis köpa Cytotec flashback 2013 pris Keflex på apoteket apoteket hjärtat Estrace pris köpa Erythromycin phuket köpa generisk Lozol online beställa Cholestoplex pulver köpa Aricept på nätet flashback Viramune uttag pris kan man köpa Levothroid receptfritt beställa Nasonex på faktura köpa Mestinon egypten skaffa recept till Olanzapine vart kan man köpa Pletal online köpa jord Xalatan dödlig dos av Yasmin köpa Benfotiamine grekland köpa Erexin-V i frankrike beställa Benadryl billig Lopressor snabb leverans kan man köpa Atarax i thailand köpa Seroquel för kvinnor Lipitor turkiet pris Precose köpa på nätet köpa Flagyl ER göteborg Metformin hög dos Tinidazole säker leverans Aricept snabbast leverans köpa eljo Pilex kan man köpa Copegus i england köpa Renagel i vietnam köpa Gasex i bangkok kan man köpa Sumycin på gran canaria Diovan dos migrän viagra Naprosyn köpa köpa Shuddha amsterdam köpa Zyrtec amsterdam lagligt beställa Himplasia köpa Tadapox thailand köpa Flagyl ER på postförskott köpa Cefadroxil i usa kan man köpa Beconase AQ i england köpa Serevent i helsingborg Bactroban migrän dosering köpa Toprol teneriffa beställa container Haldol Acivir gel pris apoteket köpa Coreg sverige 2012 hur får man recept på Nimotop köpa Orlistat köpenhamn rekommenderad dos Xenical kan man köpa Cipro på apoteket bästa sidan att köpa Cardizem köpa Anacin i göteborg köpa Cabgolin på gatan Minomycin liniment pris köpa Clonidine flashback 2014 kan man köpa Doxycycline i sverige köpa Aleve tallinn kan man köpa Orlistat i grekland köpa Vasotec på rhodos köpa Xalatan apotek köpa Kamagra på kanarieöarna köpa Probalan 10 mg köpa Rocaltrol malmö Confido vet dosering köpa billiga Zanaflex köpa Cipro flashback Benzac mot ångest dos säkra sidor att köpa Finax köpa Bonnispaz turkiet Pyridium dosering till katt Cardizem snabb leverans Differin dos migrän flytande Keftab dos köpa Big Appeal 10mg dosering Keftab till hund pris på Doxycycline i sverige köpa Accutane i london beställa blå Serevent generisk Doxycycline sverige köpa Kemadrin göteborg Aldactone plåster pris köpa Anacin i sverige flashback kan man köpa Zenegra receptfritt på apoteket köpa Arimidex 400 mg köpa Arcoxia butik Phexin vägguttag pris hur kan jag köpa Chloroquine bästa stället att köpa Elimite var köpa Baclofen beställa Zoloft på internet köpa Stromectol super active lägsta pris Amantadine Lasix online snabb leverans är det farligt att köpa Prinivil på nätet köpa Cymbalta på internet Actoplus köpa jord säker sida att köpa Proscar köpa Benzac sverige är det olagligt att köpa Seroquel på nätet Valtrex snabb leverans beställa container Betapace Prednisolone på recept Haldol dos nervositet behövs recept för Finax i spanien köpa Florinef på kanarieöarna Prazosin till katt dosering köpa Premarin receptfritt pris Anafranil turkiet beställa Viramune från thailand köpa laglig V-gel Seroflo dosering första gången köpa Keftab i ungern bästa pris på Protonix Vantin gel pris apoteket Kemadrin pris apoteket hjärtat var köpa Bentyl flashback Bystolic beställa container Proventil i sverige utan recept vart kan man köpa Ciplox Septilin pulver köpa köpa Alli i riga Zofran duo leverans Skelaxin strömbrytare pris Tofranil snabb leverans köpa Lexapro 100mg generisk Seroflo i sverige snabb leverans av Atorlip-20 Cholestoplex dos första gången Olanzapine oral jelly köpa kan man köpa Propecia i turkiet köpa generisk Aciclovir kan man köpa Liponexol på apoteket var kan man köpa Cleocin receptfritt Chloromycetin snabb leverans sverige kan man köpa Hyzaar på mallorca köpa Femara från england Suprax hög dos beställa billig Eurax köpa billiga Confido är det olagligt att köpa Benzac billig Benzac sverige Fucidin pris apotek sverige köpa Zestoretic i barcelona apoteket Tegretol gel pris Alesse gel pris apoteket hyra container Diarex pris Nizagara turkiet pris fungerar generisk Alli Clomid online snabb leverans köpa Strattera internet köpa Tofranil på teneriffa köpa Zoloft orifarm köpa Motilium i riga bästa stället att köpa Etodolac på Atarax pris apotek sverige Accutane köpa apoteket köpa kvinnlig Prazosin Cephalexin dödlig dos köpa Dipyridamole säkert billig Phexin snabb leverans köpa Coumadin billig Temovate dosering föredrag i vilka länder kan man köpa Imitrex receptfritt köpa Bystolic i london var kan man köpa NPXL beställa hem Bestina viagra Albendazole köpa generisk Hydrochlorothiazide snabb leverans köpa Lariam internet var kan jag köpa Rizact snabb leverans av Abana var kan man beställa Azulfidine Diclofenac shampoo köpa Xenical mot ångest dos bästa sidan att köpa Lotrisone köpa Grifulvin V mot postförskott köpa Yougara barcelona lägre pris på Zanaflex beställa Micronase pulver pris på Eulexin med recept köpa Noroxin estland säkert att köpa Nizagara på nätet hur få recept på Minomycin försäljning av Ponstel köpa Decadron flashback pris för Antabuse kan man köpa Diakof på apoteket utan recept beställa billig Doxycycline köpa Clozaril på gran canaria köpa Finax kräm beställa Zocor online bästa pris på Abana Actoplus vilken dos lagligt att köpa Cholestoplex köpa Avalide estland köpa kvinnlig Dulcolax beställa Actonel lagligt billig Flagyl ER sverige köpa Combivent prag beställa Alavert utomlands köpa Minocin nätet var köpa Aygestin på nätet köpa Alli i kina vågar man köpa Arava på nätet Atorlip-10 oral jelly billig var kan jag köpa Lukol var kan jag köpa Fertomid lägsta pris Naprosyn Copegus pris sverige köpa Nimotop seriöst är det recept på Aleve köpa Acivir snabbt Seroquel migrän dos
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Minor Leaguers Calero and Brito Suspended 50 Games for PEDs PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 April 2010 18:31

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

New York Mets Minor League pitcher Angel Calero has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Calero, who is currently on the roster of Single-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League, is effective immediately.

Free agent player Socrates Brito has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Brito, an outfielder, will be effective immediately upon signing with a Major League organization. Earlier in the day, Brito had his contract voided by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

With the two suspensions today, there have been a total of 19 minor league suspenions totaling 1,000 games. For complete details see All-Time MLB and Minor League Drug Suspensions listing.


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Avg. Cost for Family of 4 to See Minor League Baseball Game is $57 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 11:32

MiLBJust this last week, we took an in-depth look at the cost of attending Major League Baseball games through the most recent Fan Cost Index release. Today, it's data from Minor League Baseball.

According to MiLB, a survey of the 160 Minor League Baseball clubs in the U.S. and Canada that charge admission for their games found the average cost for a family of four to take in a Minor League Baseball game this season is $57.70.

“Minor League Baseball continues to lead the way in providing affordable family entertainment to communities throughout the country,” stated Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “At a time when many of our fans face the economic and social challenges of the day, we are pleased to offer a family-fun, community-oriented entertainment outlet that is so reasonably priced."

The survey is based on the price of two adult tickets; two child tickets; four hot dogs; two sodas; two beers; a program and parking. The price for an adult ticket is $8 or less at more than 80% of Minor League Baseball’s stadiums.

The cost for a family of four to attend is even more economical when one considers that many clubs do not charge fans for parking, the berm seating available at numerous stadiums and the special ticket prices available to senior citizens, military personnel and children at most Minor League Baseball parks.

The average cost of a night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $67.77 for a Triple-A game to $50.26 for a Short-Season-A/Rookie contest. The Double-A ($57.47) and Class A ($57.44) classifications are within $.30 of the industry average.

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Oneonta Tigers Relocating to Norwich, Connecticut PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Devon Teeple   
Saturday, 27 March 2010 11:04

Oneonta TigersAccording to MiLB.com, the relocation of the Oneonta Tigers has become official.

The Oneonta Tigers were chosen as the team to relocate during a January press conference when the City of Norwich, Connecticut was announced as the new home of the Tigers.  The Tigers name was kept as agreed upon by officials.

The new home of the Connecticut Tigers, Dodd Stadium, comes with a 10-year lease and three five-year club options.

Dodd Stadium was previously the home of the Connecticut Defenders, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, until the Defenders relocated to Richmond Virginia, thus becoming the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

With the Tigers moving, that now leaves an opening in the city of Oneonta.

The Daily Star reports that Oneonta was not without a team for long.

The Outlaws, formerly the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate League located in upstate New York, started to play at Damaschke Field, not too long after the Tigers left for Dodd Stadium.   The Outlaws took on the responsibility of covering the final year of the lease.  The lease was between the City of Oneonta and the Oneonta Athletic Corporation.

The NYCL, which began in 1978 is a wood bat development league, gives college players who have not signed a professional contract a chance to continue to develop their skills before jumping to the next level.

It was not an easy decision for the league to approve the move of the Tigers.  Unfortunately, low attendance, (23,521 in 2009, lowest since 1976), the current demographics of the county and slow down of the local businesses, led to the decision.


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Two Minor Leaguers Suspended for PEDs, One for 100 Games PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 March 2010 20:50

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Cleveland Indians Minor League pitcher Jeffry Cleto has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Cleto, who is currently on the club’s Dominican Summer League roster, will be effective at the start of the 2010 season.

Chicago Cubs Minor League outfielder Gregorio Robles has received a 100-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. Robles has now tested positive twice for a banned performance-enhancing substance. His first positive test was on 8/13/09 for Boldenone & Clomiphene. The suspension of Robles, who is currently on the club’s Dominican Summer League roster, will be effective at the start of the 2010 season.

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Dodgertown Rechristened “Vero Beach Sports Village” PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 March 2010 17:32

Vero Beach Sports Village In March of 2008, the grand history of Dodgertown in Vero Beach was thought to be left for the history books. The Dodgers jumped over to the Cactus League after 50 years of being in Los Angeles once the Camelback Ranch Spring Training facility was completed. Many thought Dodgertown would fade into the history books, but this news today means that it will continue to live on.

Minor League Baseball will use the moniker “Vero Beach Sports Village” in marketing and promoting the Dodgertown facility it operates in Vero Beach, Fla.  The vision of MiLB is for the 65-acre complex to be used as a multi-purpose facility to host a variety of sports events and tournaments, including soccer, lacrosse and football, in addition to baseball.

“We are excited to brand the Vero Beach Sports Village while maintaining the high level of quality, service and tradition that people have come to expect from the facility,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner.

“Our early users and tenants have given it rave reviews.  We look forward to continuing to serve professional and amateur sports in the years to come,” added O’Conner.

Minor League Baseball continues to work through the process of obtaining a license to use the “Dodgertown” name from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball so that MiLB may continue to honor the Dodgers’ rich history in Indian River County.

“There are a myriad of issues that have to be worked through regarding the use of the Dodgertown name,” stated O’Conner.  “Moving forward with the name Vero Beach Sports Village gives us the opportunity to market this fine facility to those interested in using it.”

The facility is a premiere team building and tournament venue with the versatility to host a variety of sports and other events, such as corporate meetings and retreats.  It has five full baseball fields, including Holman Stadium; two half fields; indoor and outdoor batting tunnels; offices; and training rooms.  Additional amenities include a conference center, restaurant & lounge, competition-size swimming pool, basketball court, tennis courts and 88 hotel-style villas.

“Vero Beach Sports Village” is currently playing host to the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation Evaluation Course for individuals seeking an umpire position in professional baseball, as well as high school and college baseball tournaments.  The Washington Freedom women’s professional soccer team recently used the facility for training purposes.


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Minor League Free Agent Michael Feliz Suspended 50 Games for PEDs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 19:00

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent pitcher Michael Feliz has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performanceenhancing
substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Feliz will be effective immediately upon his signing with a Major League organization.

With today's suspension, there have been 9 off-season drug suspensions, with 5 in the last two days. The total number of games that are currently set for players to be suspended for when the season starts, or a free agent is signed, is now at 450.

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Four Dominican Summer League Players Suspended for PEDs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 19:40

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for substances in violation of the Minor League
Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

• Pitcher Melvin Colon of the New York Mets organization (Dominican Summer League) has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.

• Outfielder Steven Lebron of the Cleveland Indians organization (Dominican Summer League) has been suspended after testing positive for Boldenone metabolite.

• Catcher Josue Rodriguez of the New York Yankees organization (Dominican Summer League) has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

• Pitcher Israel Tolentino of the New York Yankees organization (Dominican Summer League) has been suspended after testing positive for Boldenone metabolite.

All four suspensions will be effective at the start of the 2010 Dominican Summer League season.

With the latest suspensions there have been a total of 8 players suspended during the 2009-10 minor league off-season for being in violation of the drug policy for a total of 400 games.

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Columbus Clippers Tops in Attendance for 2009 Minor League Season PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 March 2010 12:36

MiLBThe Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the International League were the top attended club in Minor League Baseball last season, based on data provided by MLB.com. The Clippers pulled in 666,797 fans over 70 openings, or an average of 9,526 for 2009, an increase of 24 percent. Slipping down a notch from 2008 was the Sacramento Rivercats of the Pacific Coast League, drawing 657,095 or a decrease of 6.2 percent from the 700,168 they drew in 2008. No club drew total attendance of over 700,000 in 2009.

The 15 leagues and 176 clubs drew 41,644,518 in paid attendance in 10,269 openings for the 2009 season in Minor League Baseball (see details). The average crowd of 4,055 was 2.9 percent, or 119 fans a game, less than 2008 when the industry established its all-time attendance record of over 43.2 million fans.

Below are the top 10 clubs by total attendance for the 2009 season. The Biz of Baseball will be updating the Minor League Attendance database shortly with complete attendance data for last season.

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LEVEL OPENINGS OPENINGS LOST SEASON AVG '08 SEASON % Diff (+/-)
1 Columbus Clippers INT aaa 70 2 666,797 9,526 537,889 24.0%
2 Sacramento River Cats PCL aaa 72 0 657,095 9,126 700,168 -6.2%
3 Lehigh Valley IronPigs INT aaa 70 2 641,335 9,162 602,033 6.5%
4 Round Rock Express PCL aaa 72 0 626,899 8,707 668,623 -6.2%
5 Pawtucket Red Sox INT aaa 70 2 625,561 8,937 636,788 -1.8%
6 Louisville Bats INT aaa 70 2 612,525 8,750 631,457 -3.0%
7 Albuquerque Isotopes PCL aaa 72 0 602,129 8,363 593,606 1.4%
8 Dayton Dragons MID afx 69 1 586,193 8,496 586,417 0.0%
9 Toledo Mud Hens INT aaa 70 1 559,037 7,986 584,596 -4.4%
10 Frisco RoughRiders TEX aax 69 1 553,916 8,028 562,166 -1.5%

Source: MLB.com


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Total Attendance Since 1941 for Single-A California League Tops 52 Million PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:25

California LeagueThe California League, the 10 team Advanced Class A Minor League, released figures today that shows it has drawn over 52 million fans since its inception in 1941. Taking a break during World War II, the League restarted again in 1946 and has been in continuous operation every year since.  All the players and coaches of the 10 teams in the League are supplied by Major League Organizations, and the League is one of the few Minor Leagues where all of its teams are “in State”.

New Cal League President, Charlie Blaney, stated: “Cal League Baseball is a great opportunity for the fans in the State to come out and see tomorrow’s Major League Stars play today, and it’s terrific that over 52 million fans throughout the years have had the opportunity to enjoy good, wholesome, family entertainment at reasonable prices in the Cal League Ballparks.”

In 2010 each team in the Cal League will play 140 games beginning Opening Day, April 8, and ending on Labor Day, September 6.  Here’s the overall attendance breakdown:

Current Teams (Affiliation)     Total Attendance

Bakersfield (Rangers)                   4,677,044

High Desert (Mariners)                 2,789,574

Inland Empire (Dodgers)              3,039,631

Lake Elsinore (Padres)                 4,327,780

Lancaster (Astros)                      2,540,714

Modesto (Rockies)                      5,124,989

Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)        5,495,491

San Jose (Giants)                        5,716,568

Stockton (A’s)                            4,794,070

Visalia (Diamondbacks)                 3,390,768

Previous Teams Total Attendance

Channel Islands              49,565

Fresno                          2,917,500

Las Vegas                      17,703

Lodi                              817,875

Palm Springs                  565,228

Redwood                      332,071

Reno                            1,867,681

Riverside                        433,852

Salinas                           1,198,420

San Bernadino                983,594

Santa Barbara                 606,146

Santa Clara                     19,952

Ventura                         422,370

TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR ALL TEAMS:   52,128,586

Source: California League


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Orioles Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Gms For Drug of Abuse PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 February 2010 16:34

PEDs in baseballLate Thursday, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that Baltimore Orioles Minor League pitcher Brian Parker has received a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Parker, who is currently on the roster of Double-A Bowie of the Eastern League, will be effective at the start of the 2010 season.

With the suspension of Parker, there have now been 3 minor league drug suspensions as pary of off-season testing.

See a complete history of drug testing in Minor and Major League Baseball dating back to 2005.


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First Two Minor League Drug Suspensions of 2010 Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 January 2010 18:49

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two players have been suspended following violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Florida Marlins Minor League first baseman Adam Kam has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substances Boldenone and Boldione. The suspension of Kam, who is currently on the roster of the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) Marlins, will be effective at the start of next season.

Free agent player Duanel Jones has received a 50-game suspension for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 16-year-old was a key prospect for the Giants. The Giants recently voided his $1.3 million contract when he was given a drug test as part of his physical for the signing. MLB did not specify what drug Jones was suspended for. He is now available to sign with any Major League organization, but when he does, will have to serve the 50 game suspension.

The suspensions of Kam and Jones mark the first two drug suspensions of 2010.

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