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Talking About A "Revolution": Cubs Ask NBC To Remove World Series Reference From Show
Published September 21, 2012
GETTING THE UPGRADE: In Daytona Beach, Eileen Zaffiro-Kean reports the “nearly 100-year-old Jackie Robinson Ballpark will soon get $1.25 million worth of renovations,” and the Single-A Florida State League Daytona Cubs will “start a 10-year lease at the city-owned park.” Daytona Beach city commissioners this week “gave conditional approval to the new lease with the minor league baseball team's owner, saying a squabble with the county over parking around the ballpark needs to get resolved for the mayor to sign the deal.” Part of the disagreement “has to do with the Cubs' idea to charge for parking for the first time, something that probably wouldn't happen until at least 2014.” The city's “tentative thumbs-up comes in the same week the Chicago Cubs and Daytona Cubs renewed their player development contract for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.” While that commitment is for just two years, Daytona Cubs GM Brady Ballard said that the time frame is “a typical length for that type of agreement and isn't indicative of the team's desire to stay in Daytona Beach” (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL, 9/21).