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Dependent Doubledays: Auburn’s baseball team aims to become self-sustaining again

Inside the Auburn Doubledays' front office at Falcon Park, an over-sized notepad hangs on a wall. The pad reads "ROAD TO 106,400" in big, blue lettering.

The phrase signifies the goal for operators of the Doubledays, the short-season Class A Minor League Baseball affiliate for the Washington Nationals. The number, 106,400, is what the team's single-season attendance would be if Falcon Park, with its 2,800 seats, sold out all 38 home games.

People may think that's unrealistic, said newly rehired General Manager Adam Winslow, but he and his lieutenants plan to do whatever they can to bring success to the Doubledays, a franchise that's undergone several structural changes as it strives for financial consistency.

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