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Old Jun 1, 2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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I have as yet to be convinced minor-league baseball is not out of the question for Champaign's future...

So, hypothetically speaking, what would be a good name for a minor league baseball team based in Champaign?

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Old Jun 1, 2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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That depends -- are we talking about an affiliate of a major league team or an independent league team? There are already three teams with minor league affiliates in Illinois.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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Mayor wants to explore options for minor league baseball in Champaign



Of course, what good is a baseball team with nowhere to play and no seats to fill?

"I don't think it's impossible," Gerard said.

He sees an empty property southeast of the intersection of Neil Street and Interstate 74 (across the street from Gateway Studios) as an ideal location for a ballpark. But that — like the rest of the details — has yet to be nailed down.

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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