PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU) held an unveiling event on Tuesday at COTU Brewery to announce the release of Flying Squirrels’ Chin Music, which will hit the market on March 1st, 2014. Chin Music was the name selected after a “Name the Beer” contest was held in conjunction with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Opt4Cards. The first Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball has named Portland Sea Dogs President Charlie Eshbach the 2013 “King of Baseball”. The honor was announced Thursday evening at the Baseball Winter Meetings bnaquet in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading
The Biloxi City Council has delayed a vote on a new minor league baseball stadium while those working to bring a team to the city are in Orlando at the Major League Baseball’s winter meetings. Read more here. Miles Prentice, majority owner of Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), has reportedly been in negotiations with Ken Young, who wants to buy and move the team to Biloxi. Read more here
PRESS RELEASE – Ask almost anyone from any generation about a “ghost man” and it will conjure up childhood memories of playing baseball with imaginary base runners. The Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates) plan on bringing those ghost men to life as part of the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop in Curve, Pa. on Tuesday, July 15. “The Curve, Pa. Ghost Man Games and Hitting Challenge” will cap an Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, has unveiled a new alternate logo which the players will wear on their hats during the 2014 season. 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
PRESS RELEASE – Replica championship trophies, helmet toothbrush holders, five bobblehead giveaways and seventeen fireworks shows highlight the first batch of 2014 promotions announced by the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading
The Biloxi (MS) Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a 6,000-seat minor league baseball stadium with a 350-car garage and a pedestrian bridge over U.S. 90. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In the spirit of the upcoming winter holiday season, the Akron RubberDucks are excited to bring back its highly-anticipated “20 Days of Giving” starting Wednesday, Nov. 20. The promotion is packed with unique, experience-based prizes only available during this once-a-year promotion. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced that Eric Freeman and Brian Hoeper have joined the front office as Director of Food and Beverages and Operations Manager, respectively. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new multimedia project at Hadlock Field on Wednesday. The project includes the addition of 17′ X 53′ high density video board in left-center field, a new 9.3′ X 18.6′ display board in right-center field, and a new marquee sign in front of the stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The BayBears are hosting the first annual BayBears Backyard BBQ at Hank Aaron Stadium on November 9 and 10th 2013. The best amateur cooks in the area will battle it out over barbecue ribs, chicken and Boston butt! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the addition of former interns Jon Nally, Zach Haas, and Travis Hart to the full-time staff. Continue reading
In an unscientific online poll on AL.com, the largest block of voters selected a new downtown ballpark as their top choice to replace the soon-to-be-closed Holiday Inn across from Big Spring International Park. The city, which owns the land, plans to solicit redevelopment proposals next spring. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball, announced today that the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, earned their second and third MiLBY Awards of the year as they were named the winner of “Promo of the Year” and “Mascot Clip of the Year.” Continue reading
As expected from the rumblings early this morning, the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) are now the Akron RubberDucks. Here is the story from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill. Go to AkronRubberDucks.com.
The Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) are expected to make a big announcement Tuesday that could include the unveiling of new logo and color scheme, and possibly a name change too. In 2011, the Aeros held a re-branding contest, and 67 percent of fans chose to keep the Aeros name over four other finalists — RubberDucks, Vulcans, Tire Jacks, and Gum Dippers. Read more and view news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – Work has begun on a major field renovation at Smokies Park. The project will be completed this fall and the field will be ready for the start of the Tennessee Smokies 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels AA affiliate) unveiled their new identity program at Dickey-Stephens Park Wednesday. The new identity is part of a six-month creative overhaul of the Travs franchise. Continue reading
Baseball America reports in an article about the branding of the new El Paso team that the Double-A Arkansas Travelers (Texas League) will unveil a new logo on Wednesday. A photo posted on the Travelers Facebook page on Oct. 14 appears to confirm this news. Sadly, Shelly the Horse mascot sponsored by Shell Oil retired back in August. Watch Shelly say goodbye here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce details surrounding the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game, which will take place July 16, 2014 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The two-day event returns to Altoona for the first time since the 2006 season and will be known in this iteration as the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop, tying in reference to the area’s deeply rooted Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Altoona Curve Director of Community Relations Elsie Gibney and Director of Creative Services John Foreman, have both retired from baseball following long, successful tenures with the club, it was announced today. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Ballard Group is proud and excited to be bringing members of the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty to Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. On Sunday, October 20. Members of the Robertson family who will appear are Willie, Korie, Miss Kay and Uncle Si. Continue reading
A Tulsa (OK) hotel-management company on Friday agreed to a letter of intent with the Tulsa Stadium Trust to develop a parcel of land near ONEOK Field, home of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers (Texas League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Tulsa Drillers have been named the Texas League’s Organization of the Year for 2013. The announcement was made today by Texas League President Tom Kayser. The award is given annually to recognize and honor the league’s most successful operation. Continue reading