PRESS RELEASE – The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class ‘A’ short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced Danny Mays as its new public address announcer at Ripken Stadium. “The Voice” of Ripken Stadium was an online, social contest allowing interested parties to submit an audition video and engage in an interactive, public voting process. Mays was among eight finalists who Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – Bud Haney and Don Sanders, both Bearkat alums, have made possible the addition of a new video/scoreboard at Sam Houston State’s modern baseball facility. Installation of the top-of-the-line board by Daktronics is set to begin this summer to be ready for the 2014 Bearkat baseball season at Don Sanders Stadium.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is pleased to announce it is launching a YouTube channel this summer that will provide fans with more than 560 NWL games streamed live during the 2013 regular and post season on the Northwoods League YouTube channel and through a YouTube video player on northwoodsleague.tv. The partnership was announced by Dick Radatz, Jr., Northwoods Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards new Zimbrick Honda Video Board will be installed at 9:30 am tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the “Duck Pond.” All members of the media are invited to watch the crane hoist the video board into place. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce that Bob Socci, one of their radio broadcasters, has been named as the new radio voice of the New England Patriots. Socci, who is in his first season with the PawSox after being hired this past March, will stay with the PawSox for the next few months before taking over Patriots duties on or around July 1. Continue reading
There seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything, and now there is one for the baseball fan who wants to monitor the weather before or after heading to the ballpark on gameday. RainAware on Thursday released its new Ballpark Weather app. For the fan without the fancy phone, the website www.Baseball-Weather.com offers real time baseball weather data.
PRESS RELEASE – The Idaho Falls Chukars announced today a new member of the Chukars Broadcast team. Chris Lewis will take over the duties as Road Radio Broadcaster and will join John Balginy for all Chukars home games for the 2013 season. “I’m extremely grateful and thankful for this opportunity with Idaho Falls,” stated Lewis. “I’m excited to be a part of such a hard working Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks announced the today the addition of Garrett Knock as the Media Relations Intern and Broadcaster. Knock responsibilities will be highlighted by updating the website, press releases, social media and play-by-play for each home game during the summer. In addition, Knock will also travel with the team to away games tweeting game updates for the fans unable to Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League are pleased to announce the hiring of Richard Haifley as the team’s new Director of Marketing and Communications. Haifley will be tasked with building on the Generals’ branding efforts in Victoria and the surrounding communities as well as creating new and exciting ways to get the community involved with the team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – NEPA’s boys of summer have yet another new home. In addition to the $43 million reconstructed PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) will have 20 of their home games televised throughout the region on WQMY My Network TV in year one of a five-year deal. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros and the Ohio Center of Broadcasting (OCB) today announced a partnership arrangement, which includes more than $10,000 worth of donated broadcasting equipment to the OCB, and educational and training opportunities for the students. Continue reading
A giant new videoboard is now in place at Hank Aaron Stadium, as the Double-A Mobile BayBears (Southern league) prepare for their home opener against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on April 10. The old videoboard had donned the outfield since the ballpark opened in 1997. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops announced today that longtime baseball broadcaster and Hillsboro resident Rich Burk will serve as the broadcast voice for the franchise. The Hops also announced that all 76 of their regular season games plus playoffs will be broadcast on Fox Sports AM620 Portland. Continue reading
We are not sure if this was luck, great marketing, or whatever, but hats off to the summer collegiate Battle Creek Bombers (Northwoods League) for securing a live appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America early this morning to showcase their new “Twinkie Dog.” There are all kinds of new and creative food items introduced each year across the minor-league industry, but for some reason this one caught the eye of the right people. Watch the GMA appearance here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Walla Walla Sweets are excited to announce the signing of award-winning radio talent Howard Hoffman as the play-by-play broadcaster for the 2013 season. Hoffman enjoyed a 40-year career in radio that took him to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Hoffman will make his first foray into baseball broadcasting by joining the Sweets as the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers and the Twinkie Dog have officially captured national headlines. To cap off an incredible week in Bombers history, this coming Friday morning the Bombers version of the Twinkie Dog will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Josh Suchon (pronounced “sue-shawn”) has been hired as the Albuquerque Isotopes’ Radio Broadcaster, the Triple-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. The co-host of Dodgers Talk radio show on the Dodgers Radio Network from 2008-2011 will become the third play-by-play broadcaster in Isotopes history when he steps in the booth this season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, today announced their 2013 television schedule that will include the live broadcast of 48 games to be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 713 in Buffalo. The schedule begins with on Opening Day, Thursday April 4, as the Bisons host the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.). Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders are excited to announce that Nathan Barnett will join the organization’s broadcast team for the 2013 season. Barnett will work alongside “Voice of the RoughRiders” Alex Vispoli in delivering the play-by-play for home games and will be instrumental in the team’s pre- and post-game coverage for every contest. He will also assist with the team’s Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts announced Monday that Michigan State sophomore Jennifer Swanchara will serve as the team’s new public address announcer at Cooley Law School Stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Charlotte Knights have hired TSE Services to consult new technologies being incorporated into BB&T Ballpark, scheduled to open Spring 2014 in uptown Charlotte, NC. With their vast experience and expertise integrating audio and visual technology throughout the country, TSE will be responsible for the oversight and purchasing of nine state-of-the-art LED displays, along Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A new voice will be behind the microphone this season as Spencer Thurling has been hired as the AppleSox new radio broadcaster. Thurling will announce every AppleSox game on the team’s radio home 560 KPQ and online at kpq.com. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There’s a certain irony to a Virginia Tech graduate joining a franchise called the Wahoos, a nickname often used by sports teams from the arch-rival University of Virginia. But life often works in mysterious ways. And if that entails a die-hard Hokie becoming a Wahoo to join Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs have named Riley Corcoran as their Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting effective immediately. Corcoran, a Billings, Mont. native, will be responsible for a multitude of roles within the Tobs organization including providing the play-by-play for all 31 home games during the 2013 season. Corcoran will also host “Tobs Talk,” the team’s Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The voice of the Diablos in 2012, Play-by-Play Broadcaster Matt Leland, will be heading east to Jacksonville, FL for 2013 to be one of two Play-by-Play Broadcasters for the Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Continue reading
Broadcaster Robert Portnoy has left the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League) for ESPN Radio 101.7 The TEAM to call baseball games for the New Mexico University Lobos. Portnoy was the radio voice of the Isotopes for the past seven seasons. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rome Braves announce that Ben Poplin will call the games in 2013 on 95.7 FM the Ridge. The broadcast will also be heard online at romebraves.com in addition will complement televised home games available to fans at milb.tv. Continue reading
Art Silber, owner and CEO of the Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League), recently talked with Frank Principi, Woodbridge (VA) District Supervisor on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, about plans for a new baseball stadium. Watch video here (23:51).
PRESS RELEASE – The Arkansas Travelers announce the hiring of Matt Dudas as a radio broadcaster for the 2013 season, joining veteran play-by-play broadcaster Phil Elson on Sports Animal 920 KARN-AM. Matt will deliver three innings of play-by-play and serve as a color commentator for 70 home games and will be a major presence on expanded pre- and post-game shows for all 140 Travs Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Sliders have named veteran Springfield radio personality Chris Murphy their new P.A. voice at Robin Roberts Stadium for 2013. The 49 year-old Murphy is a 33 year radio veteran with 30 years of play-by-play experience. Chris has done play-by-play work in hockey, basketball and baseball. He is currently the Operations Manager and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells recently hired Michael Weisman to be the voice of the Bells for the upcoming 2013 season. Michael will broadcast all 57 games this summer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, announced today a new privately-funded $1.65 million HD video board project for the 2013 season at Canal Park, which includes the largest video board in Double-A baseball, and one of the five largest in all of Minor League Baseball, and an HD LED ribbon board display in left-center field. The project will place Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced on Monday that the team will be installing a state-of-the-art multimedia video board project at ARM & HAMMER Park in time for the 2013 season. Once installed, the project, which includes the addition of a 21′ x 68′ high density screen in right field Continue reading
The folks over at Summer Baseball Insider recently interviewed Mike Lieberman, co-owner and general manager of the summer collegiate East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League), about the upcoming 2013 season. Read interview transcript here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs have announced that Paul Coughlin has been hired as the teams’ new public address announcer. Sea Dogs Executive Vice-President and General Manager Geoff Iacuessa made the announcement. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League are pleased to announce the recent addition of Aaron Berlin as the new radio voice of the team for the 2013 season. He will take the place of Nathan Barnett, who was the broadcast voice for the Rafters last summer. Continue reading
Malden (MA) Mayor Gary Christenson will be holding his first online forum of the new year on Monday, January 7 from noon to 1:00 p.m. One of the main topics he will be discussing is the developing new $50 million, 6,400-seat stadiium in Malden for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. Read more here. To take part in the forum, visit www.cityofmalden.org.
If you are interested in checking out the progress of the renovations going on at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium, the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League) have released Episode Twelve of the the 2013 Stadium Renovations Update. View video here.