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
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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 – 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
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 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
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 – 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
Ottawa (ON) Mayor Jim Watson announced late Tuesday that a staff report to be presented to the city’s financial and economic development committee Oct. 1 recommends approving an offer from the indy pro Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball to lease Ottawa Stadium. Read more here. Read press release here.
Joe McEacharn, president of the Double-A Eastern League, reportedly said a decision for baseball in Ottawa will need to come by this fall for a new team to take the field in 2015. Read more here.
The city of Ottawa announced today that more than one suitor submitted a bid to lease Ottawa Stadium before the deadline for offers expired Thursday afternoon, but, as posted Wednesday, the bid by Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Professional Sports Catering was the only “legitimate” one. Read more here. More from “The Bulldog” here.
Ken “The Bulldog” Gray is reporting that a source close to the negotiations has indicated that Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Professional Sports Catering have submitted the only ‘legitimate’ bid in response to the city of Ottawa’s Request for Offers (RFO) to lease Ottawa Stadium. The RFO deadline is August 8. Read more here. Read more about the bid here. View RFO here.
PRESS RELEASE – Tonight’s game between the Akron Aeros and the Richmond Flying Squirrels is a sellout of 9,025. For the Aeros, it is the first sellout of Canal Park since May 30, 2011 vs. Richmond when there was an announced crowd of 9,328, a span of 115 games between sellouts. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, welcomed the eight millionth fan in franchise history, Cherie Boccardo of Fairless Hills, PA, on Tuesday night as the Thunder faced the Altoona Curve at Arm & Hammer Park. Continue reading
The Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) on Saturday will giving away to the first 1,000 fans through the gates at Canal Park a one-of-a-kind snow globe featuring Roger Dorn — the fictional Cleveland Indians’ third-basemen from the movie Major League! Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played Dorn in the movie, will be here to sign autographs and meet fans. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – It is with great sadness that the Trenton Thunder pass along news that 13-year-old team bat dog, Chase That Golden Thunder, passed away on Monday. Continue reading
Chase, the beloved bat dog for the Double-A Trenton Thunder (Eastern League), will officially retire on July 5. The 13-year-old Golden Retriever has been fetching bats at Thunder games since 2002. Continue reading