MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Victory Field, home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians (International League). Read more and view photos here.
Harris County (TX) Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation area. Read more and watch video here.
We remain hopeful The Sandcastle may again be the home to a professional baseball team. Last Thursday, Mario Perrucci, former general manager of the Atlantic City Surf, was part of a group that included Atlantic League owners Frank Boulton and Tom Senter that met with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian to discuss the idea of putting another team in the abandoned ballpark. Read more here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of August 27 – September 2, including “Weird Al(toona) Night” (Altoona Curve), “Live from Richmond…it’s Saturday Night!” (Richmond Flying Squirrels), and a “Reversible (Lakers and Clippers) Basketball Jersey Giveaway” (Lancaster JetHawks). Read more here.
Construction has begun at the site of the future baseball stadium in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), but it’s still in the beginning stages and hasn’t quite taken the familiar diamond shape of a baseball field yet. On Tuesday, Yates Construction updated the city council on where the project stands at this juncture. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pioneer Baseball League and Northwest League of Professional Baseball are pleased to jointly announce the scheduling of a 2015 PBL-NWL All-Star Game, hosted by the Spokane Indians in Spokane, Wash., at Avista Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The historic game is the first-ever meeting between the two leagues in their long standing history of play in the region. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League proudly announced today, August 26, that Joe Vasile of the Fayetteville SwampDogs and Taylor Sherrill (pictured left and right respectively) have been named the 2014 CPL Broadcaster and Scorekeeper of the Year. This was Vasile’s first season with the SwampDogs, while Sherrill spent his second season with the Pilots this summer. Continue reading