St. Paul Saints
On a cold day in December, folks in St. Paul have a reason to think about the boys of summer. And their new field. They unveiled the latest plans for the Saints new ballpark in Lowertown.
The city of St. Paul is seeking artists to deck out the stadium and fulfill an ordinance that requires one percent of certain project costs to go for public art. In this case, the grant pool is $170,000 and there’s a Monday deadline for artists to make their pitches.
The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Hamburger again. The St. Paul Saints announced Tuesday the 26-year-old Hamburger has joined the Twins. He posted a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts this season for the independent league team.
Zagat just ranked the St. Paul Farmers Market as one of the nation’s top five. But getting to the market just got harder. Because of construction for the new St. Paul Saints stadium, the spots where market shoppers typically park are now off limits. It’s upset neighbors who live in the area because the construction zone has taken away their parking. The city says it’s working with housing associations to find closer options.
The City of St. Paul has started to make way for its newest ballpark along 5th street in Lowertown, near Highway 52.
Dan Kaczrowski’s a realist, who has the work ethic of an optimist. The St. Anthony High graduate earned All-American honors at Hamline, but knew that being drafted in the 26th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft meant he wasn’t quite on the club’s We’ll-Be-Seeing-You-In-Phoenix-Soon list.
American musical legend Bob Dylan is bringing his act back home, but first he needs a little help from St. Paul city leaders. Dylan is set to perform at Midway Stadium in July as part of his “Americanarama” tour of minor league ballparks.
It’s at Midway Stadium, across the river from where most baseball memories are made in this metro, where George Tsamis has managed the St. Paul Saints to more than 500 wins.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger has, perhaps, the best name in baseball. In fact, he was in a YouTube video contest for it. “I lost to Rowdy Hardy, which I don’t really like because Rowdy’s his nickname” Hamburger said. “If I was using nicknames, my nickname is “Cheese.” So if I was “Cheese Hamburger” you know I would’ve won.”
The City of St. Paul announced Tuesday it has finalized a contract with Ryan Companies to build the stadium that will be the new home of the St. Paul Saints.
The city of St. Paul has now decided to accept bids for designing a new Saints ballpark, but the decision could delay the project.
The St. Paul City Council is moving forward with plans for a new ballpark for the St. Paul Saints.
Promoters of civic center expansions, a light-rail line, a minor-league ballpark and other local facilities are vying for a piece of a $47.5 million business development fund created by lawmakers who left those projects out of this year’s state construction package.
The St. Paul Saints are another step closer to getting a new ballpark. The city’s Port Authority signed a $1.85 million agreement on Tuesday for an empty warehouse in the Lowertown area.
Another Kardashian romance with Minnesota roots? Well, not exactly. The St. Paul Saints are having some fun at the expense of hometown basketball star Kris Humphries and his brief marriage to Kim Kardashian.