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Second-Year HarbourCats Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – With single-seat sales set to start on Saturday, April 19, the Victoria HarbourCats are excited to reveal the promotional plan for the 2014 season at SPORTS TRADERS DIAMOND at Royal Athletic Park. Continue reading

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This Week’s Promo Preview

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of April 16 – April 22, including “Pi(e) Night” and “Bellies and Baseball” (Bowie Baysox), (poking fun at) John “Travolta Tribute Night” (Myrtle Beach Pelicans), and “Gilligan’s Island Night” (Binghamton Mets).  Read more here.

Binghamton Mets Gilligans Island Tribute Night

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T-Bones Unveil 2014 Promotions

Kansas City T-Bones LogoPRESS RELEASE – As the Kansas City T-Bones prepare for their home opener on Thursday, May 15, the club has announced its promotions and events schedule for the 2014 season. For 2014, the nightly promotions and ways to save on tickets have returned, along with a large offering of giveaways and special guests. Continue reading

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Laughs and Nostalgia Highlight Saints 2014 Promotional Schedule

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThis may be the Last Train to Midway, but the St. Paul Saints have not lost their edge. There will be plenty of hilarious promotions (perms on the berm), annual staples (St. Patrick’s Day in July) and surprises (final game promotion?). Like a long running TV show that has the inevitable “flashback” episode towards the end of its run, the Saints will roll out the “Best of the Best” promotional series Continue reading

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This Week’s Promo Preview

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of April 9 – April 15, including “Too Big to Fail Night” with Titanic iceberg giveaway (Richmond Flying Squirrels), “Brooks Robinson 1956 Missions Replica Jersey” giveaway (San Antonio Missions), and “Pop vs. Soda Night” (Akron RubberDucks).  Read more here.

San Antonio Missions Brooks Robinson 1956 Missions Replica Jersey

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Saints Launch Annual Name the Pig Mascot Contest

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoIn 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.

Last year's mascot Mackleboar

Last year’s mascot Mackleboar

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Growlers Introduce Mascot

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadDuring 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.

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

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Mallards Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards are excited to release their full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule is jam packed of amazing fireworks shows, unique bobblehead giveaways, hysterical entertainment acts, and big name celebrities. Continue reading

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Southern Tide 500 Club Highlights 2014 Fan-Experience Enhancements

Greenville Drive LogoPRESS RELEASE – With Opening Day in downtown Greenville three days away, the Greenville Drive are excited to announce what’s new at Fluor Field at the West End this season. Drive Ticket Plan holders got a sneak peek of what’s in store on Wednesday night, as they met the team, learned about the 2014 promo schedule and were part of a special unveiling of the all-new Continue reading

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Take a 360-Degree Tour of Ballpark Village

St. Louis Cardinals LogoCan’t make it to the new Ballpark Village adjacent to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals?  Check out a cool and complete 360-degree tour of the outside and inside of the new entertainment complex via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Read more and view tour here.

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Saints Go Naughty with Three-Way XXXhibition Game

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoWhether this is real (it’s certainly feasible) or an April Fools’ Day joke, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) are one of the few teams that can pull-off promoting a three-way XXXhibition game without getting crucified by the offended.  Enjoy the press release below: Continue reading

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Infographic Shows Cost of Proposing at Every MLB Ballpark

Swimmingly MLB Marriage Proposal Cost InfographicAs the Major League Baseball season gets rolling, the folks over at Swimmingly have put together an infographic that shows the cost of scoreboard marriage proposals at every MLB ballpark.  Prices range from $39 at PNC Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to $2,500 at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Some teams apparently don’t allow such proposals.  Read more and view infographic here.

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Owlz Unveil 10th Season Logo, Los Owlz Hispanic Heritage Night Highlights 2014 Promo Schedule

Orem Owlz LogoPRESS 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

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Pump Jacks to Introduce Pharrell-Inspired Player Hats

East Texas Pump Jacks Donk LogoPRESS 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.

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Frontier League Seeks to Speed Up Games, Start with 1-1 Count

Frontier League logoPRESS RELEASE – The Frontier League of Professional Baseball announced today an industry leading rules change designed to speed the pace of baseball games and add to the excitement enjoyed by fans. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Introduce ‘King Elvis’ the Mascot

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS 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

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It’s Barley vs. Burp in Growlers’ #NameYourMascot Contest Final

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAs we predicted, (it was kind of a no brainer), “Barley” and “Burp” will face off in the championship round of the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers’ (Northwoods League) fan-driven #NameYourMascot contest.  Read more here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Mascot-Naming Contest

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The Garden, The Gotham Club New at AT&T Park

San Francisco Giants Logo OrangeThe San Francisco Giants are ushering in their 15th season at AT&T Park with new amenities including the first organic and edible garden at any major-league ballpark and a members-only, speakeasy-style club with bowling lanes that will be reminiscent of the organization’s early days.  Read more hereView Open House news report here.

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Star Wars Still Hot

Star Wars LogoDespite the fact that the first Star Wars movie hit the screens in 1977, the brand is still a hot commodity in the baseball world, as at least three teams celebrate the iconic film in 2014 with Star Wars wear, including the Cincinnati Reds, Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League), and Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League).

Star Wars Mania 2014

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New at Great American Ball Park in 2014

Cincinnati Reds LogoThe Cincinnati Reds have added a number of amenities and features to Great American Ball Park that will enhance the fan experience, including The Reds Brewery District, new concessions and food items, new technology, and new exhibits in the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.  Read press release hereView new food photo gallery hereCheck out the Reds’ Star Wars mustache t-shirt here.

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Travs Introduce New Mascots

Arkansas Travelers Cap LogoPRESS 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

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Bisons Announce ‘What’s New’ in 2014

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The sights and sounds of Buffalo Bisons baseball will fill Coca-Cola Field in just 10 days with Opening Day set for Thursday, April 3 against the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.). And with the announcement of ‘What’s New’ at the ballpark this season, the Bisons Fan Experience will reach fantastic new levels of entertainment and value in 2014. Continue reading

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New This Season at Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies LogoA slate of new food items, merchandise and promotion items were on display Monday at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, including cheesesteak nachos and Phanatic bobbleheads of the month.  Read more hereView press release here.  View photos here and here.

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Modesto Nuts Introduce New Pistachio Mascot

Modesto Nuts LogoPRESS 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

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York Revolution Bringing Major Pyro Show to Santander Stadium

York Revolution SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – Yes, it’s fireworks.  Yes, it’s taking place at Santander Stadium.  And NO, FIRESTOCK is NOT your typical fireworks event.  In fact, it’s not your typical anything. Continue reading

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Saints Using Tournament Bracket to Determine All-Time Best Promotion

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) are in the midst of their Tournament of Promotions, where Theme Nights, Giveaways, Between Inning games, and Miscellaneous promotions are doing battle via a March Madness-style bracket and fan voting to determine which promotion will be crowed the all-time champion.  Keith Olbermann gives the Saints promo bracket a mention in his report on ESPN.

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St. Cloud Rox Introduce New Mascot

St Cloud RoxPRESS 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

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Growlers Announce Mascot Final Four

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAfter 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.

Kalamzoo Growlers Mascot Final Four

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Terrible Tuesday, Ghostbusters Bobblehead Highlight RiverDogs 2014 Promo Schedule

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Highlighted by a trio of Saturdays featuring bobblehead giveaways and 13 nights with fantastic fireworks following the game, the 2014 Charleston RiverDogs promotional schedule has a little something for everyone and a lot of fun for all. Continue reading

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Mallards Announce New Fan Participation Program – The Fowliners

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards have introduced a new fan participation program that will allow fans on the field to help with foul balls. The program has been named the Fowliners. Continue reading

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Long Island Ducks Unveil 15th Season Logo, Promo Schedule

Long Island Ducks LogoPRESS 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

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Chihuahuas Release Inaugural Promo Schedule

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Famous San Diego Chicken, the ZOOperstars!, 12 nights of fireworks extravaganza and more than 20 giveaways, highlight the El Paso Chihuahuas inaugural promotional schedule. Continue reading

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Hallmark Channel Announces 2015 ‘Kitten Paw-Star Game’

Hallmark ChannelPRESS RELEASE – Hallmark Channel announces a new tradition for sports lovers and cat enthusiasts that will have the cutest cats going up to bat to perform in the biggest Paw-Star baseball game of the year! Hallmark Channel opens its stadium doors Summer 2015 for the baseball paw-stars to take the field.

Kitten Paw-Star Game, Hallmark Channel Facebook photo

Kitten Paw-Star Game, Hallmark Channel Facebook photo

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Skeeters Announce 2014 Promo Schedule

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today the club’s promotional schedule and game times for the upcoming 2014 season at Constellation Field. This season, the Skeeters’ promotional schedule promises a blend of baseball traditions, such as Thirsty Thursdays and jersey auctions, along with fun-filled, new theme nights, giveaways and more. Continue reading

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Baysox Release 2014 Promo Schedule, Charlie Chaplin and Jimmy Fallon Tributes Make the Lineup

Bowie Baysox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox announce today the full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule includes 18 fireworks nights, a number of family-friendly events, multiple giveaways, recurring weekday events and a wide variety of fun theme nights. Continue reading

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River Bandits Announce Eight ‘Bobble’ Giveaways, Including a Bobble Truck

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will soon return to the field where they won the Midwest League Championship in two of the last three years. The team announced on Thursday it will celebrate those championships, as well as its second year of an affiliation with the Houston Astros, with a super-sized 2014 lineup of always-popular bobblehead giveaways. Continue reading

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RubberDucks Announce Mascot Naming Contest

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS 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

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Threshers Announce 2014 Promo Calendar

Clearwater Threshers Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – The Clearwater Threshers have announced their 2014 promotional calendar. Highlights of the summer fun at Bright House Field this season include a concert series, Bobble giveaways and 12 fireworks nights. Continue reading

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Keys Unlock 2014 Promotional Schedule

Frederick Keys LogoPRESS RELEASE – Coming off a 25th season celebration to remember, the Frederick Keys are proud to announce a top-flight promotional schedule that will have fans yearning for the start of the season. Complete with great giveaways, several celebrity guests and exciting new features, the Keys have worked hard to make 2014 more exciting than ever. Continue reading

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St. Cloud Rox to Introduce New Mascot

St Cloud RoxThe 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.

St. Cloud Rox New Mascot Event

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