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Fernando Tatis Jr. in 2022.“If there’s good, clean family entertainment that brings thousands of people downtown every year, night after night, we don’t care if it’s Tiddlywinks or kickball—that’s good for San Antonio.” So says Randy Smith, the San Antonio real estate developer behind a just-announced deal for a group of prominent investors to buy the San Antonio Missions minor league baseball team and, if everything works out as he hopes, build a new stadium in or near downtown.The deal to buy the team—the double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres—was finalized today, with Major League Baseball’s approval. (The price is reportedly $28 million, though Smith declined to comment on that.) Last week, the city approved the transfer of the lease to Nelson W. Wolff Stadium, where the Missions…

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