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Morgantown Ballpark – Future Short Season Affiliate of the Pirates?

Morgantown Ballpark – Future Short Season Affiliate of the Pirates?

Last week the Pirates and State College did not renew their affiliation agreement for 2013.  This forced the Pirates into accepting a two year affiliation agreement with Jamestown in the New York-Penn League, a confusing misnomer considering that there are teams in Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Vermont, as well.  Jamestown is widely regarded as having a sub-par ballpark and facilities by minor league aficionados, so this two year agreement is viewed by some in the industry as a stopgap measure for the Pirates.

In an effort to connect-the-dots, some feel that the Pirates may be interested in facilitating a relocation effort of a New York-Penn League franchise (Jamestown, perhaps) to Morgantown, West Virginia where a new ballpark is being proposed by West Virginia Univer...

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