PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading
With Opening Day of the 2014 baseball season four weeks away, the New Orleans Zephyrs and Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) have finished the latest offseason improvements on Zephyr Field, entering its 18th year as the home of Triple-A baseball in the Crescent City. Read more here and here.
The 2013 season of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League) was the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham. To commemorate the movie and the historic franchise, the blog Bull City Summer chronicled all 72 home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Jordan G. Teicher from the Slate gives us a taste of the journey in words and photographs posted about the BCS project. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are happy to announce two new members of their broadcast team for the 2014 season. Dave Polaski will call the action with lead play-by-play broadcaster Brian Boesch for all 70 home games and select road games, while Lary Sorensen will join Boesch on all 13 Dash telecasts this year. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners have announced the hiring of their new radio voice Jason Guerette. Guerette joins the Miners after spending last summer as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today the addition of a new high-definition LED videoboard which will be installed at Isotopes Park in time for Opening Night on April 11. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Josh Maurer as a new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Josh will join Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play voice, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on 920 WHJJ and the 12-station PawSox Radio Network. Maurer was chosen among more than 100 nationwide applicants to, in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mainers are excited to announce their new Director of Broadcasting and Media, Jeff Bowe. Bowe, 29, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has since worked for the California Winter League as a baseball broadcaster, stat keeper and P.A. announcer in Palm Springs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There will be a new voice calling all the action this summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 58 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new Continue reading
First the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) dump Artie Decker as the “Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies,” and now they strike a new radio deal. The team as announced a three-year media agreement with One Putt Broadcasting, making KYNO 1430 AM the new flagship radio station of the club. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are pleased to announce a new partnership with Digity, LLC who will carry all 140 Pelicans regular season games and potential playoff games on their all-sports station, ESPN Radio Myrtle Beach 1450 WRNN AM. The Pelicans also recently introduced Nathan Barnett as the newest member of the team’s front office. Nathan Barnett replaces Travis Lucian, who Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are proud to announce the addition of Aaron Berlin to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Berlin will work alongside RailRiders’ director of media relations and broadcasting, John Sadak, and will assist in delivering the exciting play-by-play and color commentary on the RailRiders’ Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new “Voice of the Naturals”. Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Aviators, presented by Pearson, are proud to announce that Jared Revlett has been hired as the team’s broadcaster for the 2014 season. Continue reading
Game 1 of the Australian Baseball League Championship Series is underway, as the Canberra Cavalry are taking on the Perth Heat at Barbagallo Ballpark. Follow on Twitter here. The game is being covered live on ESPN Australia/New Zealand, so there is no live streaming we could find. Sigh. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce the addition of Chris Vosters to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Vosters will work alongside Alex Vispoli, the “Voice of the RoughRiders,” in delivering the play-by-play of RoughRiders games throughout the season and will anchor the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs have named Danny Will as their Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting effective immediately. Will, 26, will be responsible for a multitude of roles within the Tobs organization including providing the play-by-play for all 32 home games during the 2014 season. Will will also host “Tobs Talk,” the team’s televised pregame show before every home contest. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox are pleased to announce a pair of new additions to the team’s front office. Adam Pohl joins the Baysox as a Corporate Sponsorships Account Manager and Radio Broadcaster while Murray Waller joins the Group Sales staff. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells have recently hired Dave Grant to be the voice of the Bells for the 2014 season. Grant will provide play-by-play commentary for all 56 games during the summer. Continue reading
A memorial service was held Saturday at Petco Park for Jerry Coleman, who served as broadcaster for the San Diego Padres for four decades. Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5. He won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees and was the only major leaguer who saw combat in both World War II and Korea, flying a combined 120 missions as a Marine Corps pilot. Read more here.
The new video board is currently being installed at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, home of the Texas A&M University Aggies. The new board, which measures almost 1,400 square feet, will be the largest in the SEC and one of the five largest in college baseball. It will be completed in time of opening day of the 2014 season. Read more and view photo here.
The San Diego Padres have announced that they’ll host open tryouts for their vacant public address announcer position. The casting call will be held Jan. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at Petco Park. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – York Professional Baseball Club LLC, owner and operator of the York Revolution, announced today that it has agreed to purchase WOYK AM 1350 from WOYK, Inc., the radio station’s current licensee. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Fans will notice a major change at ONEOK Field when Opening Day 2014 arrives on April 3. The Drillers have announced that a new state-of-the-art, ribbon video board is being installed on the suite level of the downtown stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Rogers Communications today announced it has extended its longstanding partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), headlined by a Rogers first-to-market launch of MLB Network in Canada on Rogers digital television and an eight-year multiplatform broadcast rights extension with MLB, MLB Advanced Media and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are beginning a search for a new Coca-Cola Park public address announcer. Tim Chorones, who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008, has stepped down after six seasons behind the microphone. Continue reading
Those who are trying to save Civic Stadium, former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), have posted a YouTube video of a song called “Let’s Be Civil to Civic Stadium.” Watch video here. Sadly, the old ballpark could be headed for a date with the wrecking ball. Read more here. Thanks to Brian Merzbach for posting the link to the video on Facebook.
Bill Murray, co-owner and “Director of Fun” for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (South Atlantic League), took time during the organization’s recent holiday party to address the team’s success in his 2013 State of the RiverDogs video address. Watch video here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs have announced the hiring of Joe Vasile as the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Beloit Snappers President, Dennis Conerton, announced today the appointment of Robert “Bobby” Coon as Director of Media Relations for the organization. After spending the entire 2013 season as the Director of Food and Beverage he will be moving into the new role. “The opportunity has come along for Bobby to take on a position within the Snappers Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Smokies will air 22 consecutive weeks of programming on WKNX beginning April 5, 2014 and tentatively concluding on August 30,2014. The yet to be named show airing every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM will be a behind the scenes look at the 2014 Smokies baseball team and the fun things that abound at Smokies Stadium. The show will take fans into the clubhouse with the players, Continue reading
The summer collegiate Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League) are set to premiere the documentary Summer of Success tonight at 7:30 p.m. (EST). While the video focuses on the Hawks, the team says it’s really a representation of the Cape League experience. Continue reading
I recently published a Google virtual tour of the Kane County Cougars’ ballpark in Geneva, Illinois. This Google tour is believed to be the first of its kind in Minor League Baseball, so I thought I would share some thoughts about it, as I believe the technology will be of great interest to other teams. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The International League Champion Durham Bulls have announced details of new videoboards that will be among the highlights of a $19 million renovation project at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Dallas, TX based TS Sports has been contracted to install three new state-of-the-art, HD displays that will provide better views of instant replays, in-game entertainment and game information. Continue reading