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Riversharks and Syfy Host Screening of ‘Sharknado’ Before Premiere of ‘The Second One’

Camden Riversharks LogoPRESS RELEASE – Did you miss out on the instant-cult classic Sharknado last summer, or are you just looking to refresh your memory before Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres on July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy? Well, the Camden Riversharks have you covered!

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Second Episode of ‘Northwoods League Now’ to Air This Weekend on Fox Sports Channels

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The second installment of Northwoods League Now will air this weekend on Fox Sports North and FS Wisconsin. The show highlights the many unique stories in the Northwoods League as well as the on field action. Continue reading

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ESPN 3 to Broadcast Atlantic League All-Star Game July 16

Atlantic League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Atlantic League fans who are not able to make the trip to Sugar Land, Texas for the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game now have a viewing option to watch their favorite players from around the league. Continue reading

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MiLB’s Interactive iBeacon Project Enters Second Phase

Major League Baseball LogoMajor League Baseball’s iBeacon project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field that uses Apple’s iBeacons combined with in-park attractions to offer additional content and interactive features to the exhibits via their devices.  Read more here.

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A Virtual Tour of the Sounds’ New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) debuted a virtual video tour of the team’s new ballpark on Tuesday, including flyover images of the stadium and details about the suites and social areas.  Read more and watch video here.

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Thunderbolts Getting New Scoreboard/Videoboard

Windy City Thunderbolts LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Village of Crestwood and the Windy City ThunderBolts are proud to announce that Standard Bank Stadium will greatly improve the fan experience at the ballpark with the addition of a new scoreboard/video board that will be fullly completed by August 1st. Continue reading

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The Only ‘Voice of the Bees’ Since 1994 to Call 3,000th Game Tuesday

Salt Lake Bees LogoPRESS RELEASE – Veteran radio broadcaster Steve Klauke will announce his 3,000th game for the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark when the Bees play the Nashville Sounds. Entering today’s game, Klauke will have called 2,999 of a possible 3,009 games in franchise history. Continue reading

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Charlotte Ballpark Most High-Tech Thanks to High-Tech Infrastructure

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) partnered with Hickory (NC)-based CommScope to make sure their new BB&T Ballpark one of the most technologically advanced in minor league baseball.  Read more here.

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A More Advanced Guitar Scoreboard for New Sounds Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will still have a guitar-shaped scoreboard when they move into their new home next year.  Team owner Frank Ward and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Friday unveiled plans for the new state-of-the-art scoreboard at First Tennessee Park — currently under construction in the Sulphur Dell area.  Read more and view photos hereRead press release here.

Nashville Sounds New State-of-the-Art Guitar Scoreboard

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Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin to Air Northwoods League Show

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is proud to announce that a new monthly show, entitled Northwoods League Now, highlighting the league both on and off the field will debut on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin on Sunday, June 15. A total of four shows will air monthly during the summer with the final show airing in mid-August. Continue reading

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Big 25th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Site this Weekend

Field of Dreams Movie Site PlateKevin Costner and other cast members from the Field of Dreams movie, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and sportscaster Bob Costas will descend on the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville (IA) this weekend for the 25th anniversary celebration of the iconic film.  Festivities begin this evening (Friday) with a showing of the movie outdoors on the actual field.  Read more and view schedule of events here.

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International League Venues From the Press Box

International League LogoTriple-A Buffalo Bisons play-by-play voice Ben Wagner takes a looks at International League venues from the broadcast booth.  Read more here.

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Watch Independent Professional Baseball Live

Independent Professional Baseball Logo FacebookWe’re not sure when the site was launched (maybe it’s old news), but the indy pro American Association, Can-Am League, and Frontier League have banded together to show live games via IndependentProfessionalBaseball.com.  We don’t see an Atlantic League logo, but the outlet’s Facebook page states, “Live streaming of baseball games from the American Association, Atlantic League, CanAm League and Frontier League.”

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ValleyCats to Install Largest Videoboard in New York-Penn League

Tri City Valley Cats Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced that a brand new, state-of-the- art, LED video board will be installed prior to the 2014 season, which will significantly enhance the fan experience at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. The board will be the largest main video display in the New York-Penn League. Continue reading

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Nats Rickrolling Fans to Teach Ballpark Etiquette

Washington Nationals WFirst we have Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick’s sexy 1984 walk-up song to bring a little 80′s nostalgia to the ballpark.  Now we have the Washington Nationals using the 1987 song “Never Gonna Give You Up” performed by British singer Rick Astley to teach fans about ballpark etiquette.  Read more here.  Yes, we had to look up “Rickrolling.”

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MoonDogs Welcome Horton as New Voice

Mankato MoonDogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League is excited to welcome Josh Horton to the organization. He will be the voice of the MoonDogs this season on the radio and for online broadcasts. Horton grew up in Pittston, Pennsylvania and is currently a senior at Misericordia University, where he will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Continue reading

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Honkers Hire New Radio Voice

Rochester Honkers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that Erik Ryan Solberg from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. will be the team’s new radio voice for the 2014 season. All 36 home and 36 away games will be broadcasted live on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket, a Townsquare Media Group station. Continue reading

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Veteran Public Address Announcer Aaron Sims to be Voice of Kingfish

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish will welcome former Madison Mallards Public Address announcer Aaron Sims to Simmons Field in the same role for their inaugural 2014 season. Sims retired from the Mallards after the 2014 season. Continue reading

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A Q&A with ‘The Pecos League’ Stars

Pecos League LogoBefore “The Pecos League” six-part series on Fox Sports 1 made its debut Tuesday night, FoxSports.com talked with John Sullivan and Sam DiMatteo of the Trinidad Triggers — two of the show’s reality “stars.”  One of our favorite quotes:  “Even minor-league players get treated like dirt in some aspects, and we’re even lower than that.”  Read more hereLearn more about the series here.

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Hillsboro Ballpark Naming Rights Announcement Tuesday?

Hillsborough Hops LogoCity officials aren’t talking, but there is speculation that the “major announcement” scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon, May 13, has to do with naming rights for Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp Returns to Mud Hens Home

Toledo Mudhens LogoNFLPRESS RELEASE – Twenty-three NFL players will interview Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye general manager Joe Napoli in a mock press conference on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, as part of its NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp at Bowling Green State University. Continue reading

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15-Year MiLB Veteran Joines Thunder Broadcast Team

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder announced today that John Rodgers has been named the new Director, Broadcasting/Corporate Sales and will make his debut on the Thunder Radio Network at this Thursday’s game against the Reading Fightin’ Phils (Philadelphia). The broadcast will begin at 6:45pm on 91.3 FM and trentonthunder.com with game time at ARM & HAMMER Park slated for 7:05pm. Continue reading

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‘The Pecos League’ Six-Part Series on Fox Sports 1

Pecos League LogoFox Sports 1 LogoPRESS RELEASE – FOX Sports Originals gives viewers a front row seat to the wild, tough, and rewarding life in the lowest level of professional baseball with “The Pecos League.” The series will air for six consecutive Tuesdays starting May 13 at 9:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1. Continue reading

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Mayor, Hall of Famer Stuck in Ottawa Stadium Elevator, Baseball Booster Complains About News Coverage

OttawaThe mayor of Ottawa (ON), Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and others were stranded in an elevator at Ottawa Stadium for nearly an hour, as supporters of local youth teams, adult amateur baseball, and the new franchise from the indy pro Can-Am League gathered together for the city’s inaugural Baseball Day.  Read more here.  One booster wasn’t happy with the Ottawa Citizen’s coverage of the event.  Read more here.

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It’s ‘Opera in the Outfield’ at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals WThe Washington National Opera is presenting a free, live simulcast of its new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” this weekend at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals.  This is the sixth year the company has offered “Opera in the Outfield” at Nationals Park.  The event is free and draws thousands of people each year.  Read more here.

Opera in the Outfield, Washington National Opera Facebook photo

“Opera in the Outfield,” Washington National Opera Facebook photo

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Bluefish First Team to Offer Completely Interactive Game Program

Bridgeport Blue Fish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the implementation of a completely interactive game program for the 2014 season. The program will be called HOOKED: An Interactive Bluefish Experience and will have three installments throughout the year. Continue reading

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Canaries Hire Former MoonDogs Broadcaster as New Voice

??????????????????????????PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Club is excited to announce the hiring of JJ Hartigan as the new “Voice of the Canaries.” He will also handle media relations for the club. Continue reading

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Skeeters Ink Ground-Breaking Deal with ESPN

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today a ground-breaking, minor league baseball agreement with ESPN, who will gain the exclusive rights to place games on its digital and television networks. The deal will begin with Skeeters home game coverage throughout the 2014 season. Additionally, ESPN will host exclusive Continue reading

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HiToms Hire Asonye as Director of Broadcasting

Thomasville Hi-Toms LogoPRESS RELEASE – The High Point – Thomasville HiToms have named Nkwa Asonye as the franchise’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2014 season, effective immediately. Asonye will handle the play-by-play duties for all HiToms home and road games and also act as the team’s primary media contact handling press releases and roster updates. Continue reading

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Tobs Hire Former Catcher, Pump Jacks Voice as New Broadcaster

Wilson Tobs Primary SDSPRESS RELEASE – As per usual there will be plenty of new faces around Fleming Stadium this summer, and in addition to the new faces there will be a new voice; the Tobs announced today that Jake Donnelly will be the new Director of Broadcasting for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Indians Partner with Verizon Wireless to Offer In-Ballpark 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Cleveland Indians LogoPRESS RELEASE – In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the Indians, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, have rolled out a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network. Continue reading

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Padres Fill Anouncer Position

San Diego Padres New Logo 2011-2012During the seventh inning stretch Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, Alex Miniak was in the Padres announcing booth at Petco Park when he officially announced that he won the job.  Read more and watch videos here and here.

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Beach Bums Announce New Voice

Traverse City Beach Bums LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Traverse City Beach Bums will have a new voice to go along with their new radio station this season as Kevin Burke will be joining the Beach Bums as the team’s broadcaster. Continue reading

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Spinners Unveil New High-Definition Videoboard

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new high-definition video board to replace the left-field scoreboard as preparations for June 13’s Opening Day continue at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading

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Missoula Osprey Announce New Voice

Missoula Osprey LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Nolan Alexander as the new “Voice of the Osprey.” Alexander will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival to Missoula in early June. Continue reading

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Reds Add High-Tech Social Media Zone

Cincinnati Reds LogoThe Cincinnati Reds have added the Reds Connect Zone to Great American Ballpark, a gathering place where fans’ Tweets, Instagram photos, and Vine videos will be displayed on 25 screens located on the third base concourse.  The screens will feature online reactions in real time, as well as Facebook polls and trending topics.  Read more here.

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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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Red Wings to Install New RF Videoboard

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings have announced plans to install a brand-new, full color, LED video board in right field replacing the board that has been there since Frontier Field’s inaugural season in 1997. The new video board, designed and manufactured by Daktronics, will be up and running for Opening Day at Frontier Field on April 5. 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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Pippins Announce Radio Deal, Inaugural Voice

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins and TownSquare Media announced today that they have agreed to terms on a relationship, establishing ESPN 1460 Yakima as the exclusive English-language broadcast home of the Yakima Valley Pippins – every game, home and away. Continue reading

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