During a news conference Monday, the owners of the new indy pro American Association franchise in Joplin (MO) announced that the team will be known as the “Joplin Blasters.” Read more here. Watch news report here. Meanwhile, the Blasters are looking for a new developer for Joe Becker Stadium, which is being renovated to make room for the new team. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
Category Archives: Branding & Marketing
PRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are proud to announce that the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, will be presented by Northwest Toyota Dealers. This magnificent event allows the Emeralds and Northwest Toyota Dealers a chance to highlight some of the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Jacksonville Suns will unveil their brand new all-yellow alternate uniforms as the suns take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 3:05pm. Continue reading
The Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) introduced their new mascot “Chico” on Monday on ESPN 600AM El Paso. Read more and watch video here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs are constantly on the forefront of providing new and exciting food and beverage options at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. This time, with the help of Palmetto Brewery, the RiverDogs have their own special beer brewed exclusively for consumption at The Joe. “The Original” will make its debut tonight. Continue reading
After a fan’s complaint and subsequent rumblings on Facebook that Globe Life’s contemporary new signage on the outside of Globe Life Park (formerly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington) didn’t fit the stadium’s green-and-brick throwback look, the Texas Rangers and Globe Life have agreed to replace it. Read more and view photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce that Historic Dunn Field will host the league’s brightest stars for the 2014 PGCBL All-Star Game and festivities. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After unveiling a new logo last November, the Vermont Lake Monsters (single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) today are proud to reveal their new team uniforms for the upcoming 2014 New York-Penn League season. Continue reading
In partnership with the Pioneer Press, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) have launched their 2014 Name Our Pig Contest. Five weeks from today, the name will be unveiled during the World’s Largest Game of Catch in downtown St. Paul. Just so you know, Vladimir Porkin, Oscar Pigtorius, and Game of Hambones have already been proposed. Submit and view name suggestions here.
During an event last Friday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the first-year summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) introduced “Barlee,” the team’s new mascot. View event photos here.
The playing surface at Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert Mavericks (California League), will be known as Heritage Field, after Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group purchased the naming rights. For all Mavericks home games and team-sponsored events, the facility will be known as Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In a month long fan vote that began with 25 suggested team names, fans overwhelmingly chose the Neptunes to be the name of Virginia Beach’s first professional minor league baseball franchise. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – This June marks the 10th Anniversary of Owlz baseball in Orem, Utah. The Owlz have released their promotions schedule for the commemorative season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Heading into their seventh season, the East Texas Pump Jacks were in search of something different. The organization wasn’t seeking a complete overhaul, just a little tweak to its look when the team takes the field.
PRESS RELEASE – In front of a standing room crowd Festival Foods in Kenosha, the Kenosha Kingfish unveiled the new face of the team, its mascot, King Elvis the First. Clad in white nylon jumpsuit with sparkly gold trim, the six and a half foot tall, wobbly King Elvis is ready to meet and greet fans of all ages in Kenosha and surrounding communities. Elvis signed autographs, posed for photos Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Arkansas Travelers and Hughes Agency are proud to announce the unveiling of the club’s new mascots for the 2014 season. After a long search conducted by Arkansas’ minor league baseball club and premier staffing agency, they settled on two characters that grew up in Travelers lore. Both mascots hold deep connections to the franchise they will now represent. Continue reading
The Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs will celebrate their 100th season in the International League in 2014 with a specially designed patch that players will wear on the left shoulder of their home and road jerseys. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – In the closet of nearly every mature male Charlestonian’s wardrobe is a seersucker suit. Now the Charleston RiverDogs players are going to be more “dapper” than any and all of their counterparts as the team this year will don seersucker uniforms for home Sunday games Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has announced a third character will be joining Al the Almond and Wally the Walnut. The character, a female pistachio, will make her first appearance at John Thurman Field in June. “We are excited to add a third character to complement Al and Wally,” said General Manager, Tyler Richardson. “We feel a strong, independent Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Cloud Rox Baseball Club unveiled their mascot at an event held tonight. In front of a standing room only crowd on the second floor of Brothers Bar & Grill, Chisel was introduced, wearing the number 71. Continue reading
After reviewing over 1,000 suggestions for naming the team’s mascot, the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have narrowed the list to a Final Four. Fans can now cast their votes to determine which of the finalists will advance to the final round. Learn more and cast your vote here. We’re expecting a Barley vs. Burp showdown.
PRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks today announced the club’s preliminary promotional schedule for the 2014 season. Throughout the year, the team will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season as well as back-to-back Atlantic League championships. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs are excited to announce the start of a new era in terms of branding for the 2014 season and forward. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a naming contest for the new duck mascot, which is set to be unveiled on Opening Night, April 10 at Canal Park (vs. Bowie, 6:35 p.m.). The winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading
Okay, so there is zero shot of this happening, but Budweiser and MLB are spearheading a campaign to make Opening Day a holiday. But in order to get an official response from the White House, 100,000 signatures are needed by March 26. Learn more and sign petition here. Go to Budweiser petition page here. Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith helps to make the pitch here.
The summer collegiate St. Cloud Rox (Northwoods League) have announced that they will unveil their new mascot on Thursday, March 20th at Brothers Bar & Grill in St. Cloud (MN). The mascot unveiling event will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be no charge for admission and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
PRESS RELEASE – Downtown El Paso’s ballpark has a name – Southwest University Park. In a highly anticipated naming ceremony held in Cleveland Square this afternoon, representatives from the El Paso Chihuahuas along with Southwest University President, Yolanda Arriola, announced the official name of the ballpark. Also present for the event were officials from the City of El Paso. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Miller Sports Properties along with Salt Lake City and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc., announced today a new multi-year partnership and naming rights agreement for the Salt Lake Bees home stadium to be known as “Smith’s Ballpark” beginning with the 2014 season. Continue reading
The “Name the Team” contest for the new indy pro American Association team relocating from El Paso (TX) to Joplin (MO) ended on Friday. Reportedly, the chosen name will be announced on Tuesday, March 4. The former El Paso Diablos will play at to-be-renovated Joe Becker Stadium. Learn more about the Name the Team contest here. Visit the Joplin Professional Baseball Facebook page here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to launch their NEW Official On-Field Batting Practice Cap for the 2014 season. Sure to be a hit both with the players and in the Team Store-The New Era Style fitted cap is blue with a blue bill and a red button on the top. On it, depicted in all of its glory, is nothing but a mayfly. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Round Rock Express released its 2014 promotional and events schedule Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by the return of Bud Light Friday Fireworks and Alumni Weekend, which culminates with Jackie Moore‘s induction into the newly formed Express Hall of Fame. Also included on the schedule are multiple giveaways including a Nolan Ryan bobblehead and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The SeaWolves today announced that the team will celebrate its 20th season of professional baseball with a commemorative logo, a new alternate uniform, and a series of “20 Seasons” promotions. The season-long initiative will celebrate the fans, players, and memories made since the SeaWolves debuted in 1995. Continue reading
It’s #SmellTheChange for the The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), as they unveiled new alternative logos and uniforms today. Yes, that’s bacon on a cap and bacon piping on the corresponding alternative pants. Thanks to Chris Rosenberg for the heads up. Read more here. Go to SmellTheChange.com here.
The Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time adopting a scruffy stray dog they found roaming around their spring-training facility in Maryvale (AZ). They cleaned him up and named him “Hank.” The pooch has quickly become a player and fan favorite, posing for photos and becoming the center of attention. Read more and watch video here. Check out more #BallparkPup.
PRESS RELEASE – The Daytona Cubs announced, Thursday, a five-year partnership with Radiology Associates Imaging that includes exclusive naming rights to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The newly-renovated ballpark will now be known as “Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark,” effective immediately through 2018. Financial terms of the partnership were not made public. Continue reading