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Christmas at the ballpark

The folks up at Skylands Stadium in Sussex County have found a festive way to keep people coming to the ballpark in winter: A mile-long Christmas light show consisting of more than 2 million lights. My wife and I went up there for dinner at the Wheelhouse restaurant (arrive early and sit at the bar,

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News, notes and rumblings around the minors

Skylands Park, 2005 I don’t know what it is about expansion and relocation when it comes to sports teams, but it always piques my interest. It doesn’t even matter if the team leaving is hundreds of miles away, or if it’s moving to somewhere else that’s also hundreds of miles away. I guess I just

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Talk of a new tenant in Sussex

The Advertiser-News, a weekly paper in Sussex County, has a follow-up article to the departure of the Sussex Skyhawks (a tip of the ol’ hat to Ballpark Biz). Those on the ballpark side of things are saying all the right things — hoping to get a team for 2011, considering independent and affiliated franchises, hoping

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Sun sets on Sussex baseball — for the last time?

Sun sets in Sussex County It’s kind of a shame that the Sussex Skyhawks won’t be part of the Can-Am League in 2011. Various issues — from attendance to the ballpark lease to both the team and ballpark (owned by separate entities) being up for sale — led to the club folding. I suppose, technically,

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Skylands Park made for fans

July 25, 1999 Skylands Park is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams. Take the barn-style architecture, add the rolling hills and countryside, and throw in 32 eager, aspiring ballplayers wearing those classic – and classy – Cardinal uniforms, and people will come, Ray. I went to a town called Augusta Monday, just a little early, and

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