Tag Archives: baseball

Sal & Mookie’s signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

April 7, 2014

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The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice […]

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Biloxi stadium next step: Acquiring loan, league approval

October 9, 2013

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David Nichols, Biloxi’s chief administrative officer, and city financial advisers were scheduled to be in Jackson today, following through on the city’s vote Tuesday to borrow $21 million to construct a downtown baseball stadium on U.S. 90 that will host minor league baseball games and other events, according to a news release from the City […]

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Consultant calls Biloxi stadium site a “9 or 10″

August 20, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

How much will a minor league baseball stadium mean to the Biloxi economy? According to consultant Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago, Biloxi’s downtown stadium site rates a “9 or 10″ on a 10-point scale. Comparing it other Southern League stadiums, he said the potential attendance is “far and away the leader from […]

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Biloxi City Council wants economic study on planned stadium

August 7, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

By Frank Brown Mississippi Business Journal BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council wants to know what it’s paying for before it OKs a $21 million investment to build a minor league downtown baseball stadium. The Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to commission an economic analysis on the impact of the $36 million stadium that […]

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Biloxi’s Lyons, former Jackson Mets to join baseball All-Star festivities

July 10, 2013

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1989 Barry Lyons New York Mets baseball card

Biloxi native Barry Lyons and several Jackson Mets from the 1980s will participate in Major League Baseball All-Star Game festivities leading up to Tuesday’s game at Citi Field in New York. Lyons, who played on the New York Mets’ 1986 world championship team, will be one of the legends of the game signing autographs during […]

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FRANK BROWN: Location key to Biloxi baseball success

June 27, 2013

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It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more […]

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Maroon Monday: Bulldog pride sweeps Internet

June 24, 2013

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As Mississippi State prepares to take on UCLA in the college baseball national championship, fans from across the state are taking to the Internet to cheer on their Bulldogs. The Dawgs face the UCLA Bruins tonight at 6:30 PM CST at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. […]

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Biloxi council moves closer to selling stadium bonds

June 18, 2013

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The Biloxi City Council took another step Tuesday in an effort to attract a minor league baseball team to the city by passing a resolution to issue $21 million in general obligation bonds to help finance a $35 million a $35 million stadium. The measure passed 4-2. There was no significant opposition to Major A.J. […]

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Fail State: MSU Rebels shirt making the rounds at Omaha

June 14, 2013

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GulfLive.com is reporting that a College World Series t-shirt for sale in Omaha reads “Mississippi State Rebels.” Apparently, a huge blunder by one T-shirt distributor has gone viral on the Internet after a photo of one of the shirts was taken. The Mississippi State mascot is the Bulldogs. The Rebels name belongs to the University of […]

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Biloxi group trying to force vote on proposed baseball stadium

June 11, 2013

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The STEPS Coalition is in the process of attempting to gather signatures of 1,500 registered voters to possibly force a public vote on the proposed minor league stadium in Biloxi. “So many of us here are baseball fans,” Roberta Avila, executive director of the STEPS Coalition, told the Sun-Herald at a news conference this morning. […]

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