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Old 02-06-2011, 11:55 AM
Fenway Fenway is offline
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Originally Posted by Daver View Post
The White Sox have long preferred to keep their upper level affiliates in the same geographic area to cut travel costs for scouts and roaming instructors.
I had a long time scout tell me that clubs based in the north should have at least one minor league team play in a climate similar to the parent club to see how players adjust to playing in cooler conditions in the spring.

Boston has 3 teams in New England, and 2 in the south = Greenville, SC and Salem, Va.

When Atlanta pulled the AA team out, the City of Greenville decided to build a new stadium downtown to attract a team and it worked.

The old stadium still stands rotting away - it was built in 1984

The new ballpark downtown is a gem
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