MountainStar Sports Group has hired Brad Taylor as the new general manager of the Triple-A club relocating from Tucson (AZ) to El Paso (TX). Taylor is currently the team president and general manager of the Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced a promotion today for General Manager Ryan Gates. The team’s third-year executive has been elevated to General Manager and Chief Operating Officer and will replace President Brad Taylor, who has accepted a leadership position with the new Triple-A team Continue reading
Federal authorities are reportedly investigating whether Ramapo’s (NY) Local Development Corp. falsely claimed assets it did not have to back the refinancing of bonds, including the $25 million bond for Provident Bank Park, home of the independent professional Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League). Read more here. View photo of federal raid here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 15 – 21, including the “George Brett Bobble-Arms” giveaway (Omaha Storm Chasers), “Your Head on the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor’s Body” blanket giveaway (Reading Fightin Phils), and, not mentioned by Mr. Hill, a “Goodyear Bobbleblimp” giveaway (Akron Aeros). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are competing against 63 other minor league clubs to crown the best ballpark food item in the land. The Emerald’s contest entry is the new Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Brat which was unveiled to rave reviews at the May 4th ticket release party at PK Park.