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Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day

Major League Baseball LogoThe 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers will be celebrated as usual throughout baseball with ceremonies today.  Some teams, like the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League), have had to postpone their tribute until Wednesday because of rain.  Read more here.

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Canton’s Thurman Munson Stadium Still Alive and Kicking

Canton Crocodiles 2Mike Munson, son of Yankee great Thurman Munson, threw out the first pitch last Wednesday at the new field at 25-year-old, 5,700-seat Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium in Canton (OH).  No longer having a professional baseball team to call Munson home, the city in 2011 leased the facility for $1 a year to the OMSBL, which, in exchange for revenue, manages and Continue reading

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Shockoe Bottom Historic-Review Process Underway

Richmond Flying SquirrelsA voluntary historic review of the Shockoe Bottom site slated for the proposed new ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) is underway.  The process is projected to take three months for documentary research and expert review, followed by four months of archaeological excavation.  Preparing a final report and educational materials on the findings will take about 18 months.  Read more here.

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Thunder Introduce New Food Items for 2014 Season

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – Trenton Thunder fans, consider this your advance notice: you’ll want to come to the ballpark hungry this season. The team announced many new additions to the ARM & HAMMER Park concession offerings on Wednesday including a new signature “Thunder Dog”, pizza from a wood-fired oven, a “mega” nacho stand and chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. Continue reading

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New Items Join ‘Exteme Foods’ Menu at Canal Park

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a new, giant entrée and an adults-only dessert will be joining its popular “Extreme Foods” menu, and a new, tasty lineup of ice-cream “Duck Floats” will be coming to Canal Park concessions stands for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Richmond Council Members Want Ballpark Consultant

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond City Council voted 7-2 Monday to ask Mayor Dwight C. Jones to find $50,000 to hire outside consultants to help vet the plan to build a ballpark in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Baysox Release 2014 Promo Schedule, Charlie Chaplin and Jimmy Fallon Tributes Make the Lineup

Bowie Baysox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bowie Baysox announce today the full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule includes 18 fireworks nights, a number of family-friendly events, multiple giveaways, recurring weekday events and a wide variety of fun theme nights. Continue reading

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RubberDucks Announce Mascot Naming Contest

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today a naming contest for the new duck mascot, which is set to be unveiled on Opening Night, April 10 at Canal Park (vs. Bowie, 6:35 p.m.). The winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading

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Mayflies (Caps) Coming to Metro Bank Park

Harrisburg  Senators Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to launch their NEW Official On-Field Batting Practice Cap for the 2014 season. Sure to be a hit both with the players and in the Team Store-The New Era Style fitted cap is blue with a blue bill and a red button on the top. On it, depicted in all of its glory, is nothing but a mayfly. Continue reading

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Celebrity Appearances in Altoona

Altoon Curve new LogoPRESS RELEASE – Following the overwhelming response from fans to the athlete and player appearances over the past few seasons, the Altoona Curve are beefing up their red carpet list for 2014 with a total of nine athlete or celebrity appearances on the docket. Continue reading

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Richmond Council Votes for Further Ballpark Negotiations

Richmond Flying SquirrelsMonday night brought out hundreds of citizens to Richmond (VA) city hall for public comment on Mayor Dwight Jones’ Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium proposal.  After five hours of discourse council members voted 6-3 in favor of the resolution, which only supports furthur negotiations on the Shockoe Bottom plan.  Read more  here and here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Shockoe Bottom Rendering

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SeaWolves to Celebrate 20th Season, Unveil Logo

Erie SeaWolves New Full LogoPRESS RELEASE – The SeaWolves today announced that the team will celebrate its 20th season of professional baseball with a commemorative logo, a new alternate uniform, and a series of “20 Seasons” promotions. The season-long initiative will celebrate the fans, players, and memories made since the SeaWolves debuted in 1995. Continue reading

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Battle of the Shockoe Bottom Billboards

Richmond Flying SquirrelsBoth supporters and opponents of the proposed new ballpark in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) have bought billboards to advocate their positions.  On Tuesday the Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee voted to forward the proposal to the city council with no recommendations.  Read more and view billboards here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Shockoe Bottom Rendering

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Fightins Announce 2014 Promo Schedule

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – After a week of promotional previews that included nights ranging from Cowboy Monkey Rodeo to the John Kruk Garden Gnome giveaway, the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have revealed their full 2014 promotional schedule. Individual game tickets for the 2014 season are on sale now via Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, or Continue reading

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RubberDucks Release Loaded 2014 Promo Schedule

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced its promotional schedule for the 2014 season today, packed with 71 games of premium giveaways, fan favorites, nightly theme nights, and the always-popular fireworks shows. Continue reading

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Fightins to Honor Kruk with Garden Gnome

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – On February 13th, the Reading Fightin Phils will announce their full promotional schedule for the 2014 season in conjunction with the first day of individual ticket sales. Opening Night, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, and the Human Cannonball have already been announced. Between now and then, the Fightins will preview some highlights of the schedule. Continue reading

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Squirrels Expand Local Presence in Ownership Group

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce an expansion to the team’s ownership group that will dramatically increase the organization’s local presence. Three local investment groups, comprised of eight prominent members of the Richmond community, have been approved by Minor League Baseball as minority partners of the Flying Continue reading

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RubberDucks Unveil Uniforms

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks unveiled its uniforms during today’s Family Fun Day at the Akron Civic Theatre with the help of local media personalities. Continue reading

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Richmond City Council Disavows Involvement in Ballpark Petition Drive

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond City Council issued a statement Thursday disavowing any involvement in a recent petition drive in support of the plan to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom as questions also surfaced about what role the chairman of the Richmond Democratic Committee may have played.  Read more here.

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Flying Squirrels, Richmond International Raceway Announce Inaugural Charity Golf Event

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond International Raceway are joining forces to host the inaugural Turn Left Golf Classic. The charity golf event, which will be held at The Dominion Club on Monday, June 2nd, strengthens the partnership between two of the most impactful brands in the RVA community. The tournament will equally benefit the charity arms of both organizations, Richmond Continue reading

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Trenton’s New Bat Dog Has a Name (SEE PUPPY PHOTO HERE)

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – After nearly three weeks of fan input and voting, the Trenton Thunder’s bat dog of the future has a name. The Golden Retriever puppy, who is the son of team bat dog, Derby, and grandson of original bat dog, Chase, will be named, Rookie. Continue reading

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Rubber Ducks Unveil Renderings of Major Renovations to Canal Park

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks announced today major renovations at Canal Park for the 2014 Eastern League season, including details regarding the previously-announced new year-round restaurant and information about new picnic and premium areas in left field and right field. Continue reading

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Baysox Announce New Radio Broadcaster

Bowie Baysox LogoPRESS 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

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Senators, Nationals Extend PDC

Harrisburg  Senators Secondary LogoWashington Nationals WPRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce a four-year extension to their player development agreement with the Washington Nationals. With this agreement, the Senators will remain a Nationals’ affiliate through the 2018 season. Mike Rizzo, President of Continue reading

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Richmond Officials Visit Durham

Richmond Flying SquirrelsA visit to Durham Athletic Park, home of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League), on Wednesday likely gave Richmond (VA) leaders more confidence about moving forward with a new ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  Durham (NC) officials told the Richmond group that the decision to build their park paid off in a big way when the stadium was completed in 1995.  The Continue reading

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Another Public Ballpark Meeting Held in Richmond

Richmond Flying SquirrelsA crowd of about 75 showed up at a meeting in Richmond (VA) Tuesday night to hear more about the proposed Shockoe Bottom ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) and vote on the most positive aspects of the project.  As you would expect, there were a few skeptics in attendance.  Read more here.

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Derby’s a Daddy, Name the New Bat Dog (Puppy)

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – Derby, the Golden Retriever bat dog for the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team, recently became a father and the Thunder are proud to introduce the newest four-legged member of the Thunder family. Continue reading

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RubberDucks to Unveil Unis Feb. 9

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Akron RubberDucks are teaming with the historic Akron Civic Theatre to host an exciting Family Fun Day on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m., which will include the unveiling of the new Akron RubberDucks uniforms. Continue reading

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Fightin Phils Name 2014 ‘King of Baseballtown’

Reading Fightin Phills LogoPRESS RELEASE – Charlie Flannery, legendary coach of the Gregg Post American Legion team and Reading Hot Stovers Banquet Chairman, will be crowned the 2014 King of Baseballtown at the 2014 Phillies Winter Banquet on Tuesday, January 21st at the Crowne Plaza Reading. Continue reading

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A Model Franchise: Trenton Thunder

Trenton Thunder LogoComing off 20 years as a successful franchise, the Double-A Trenton Thunder (Eastern League) are a model of consistency and one of the top operations in all of Minor League Baseball.  Read more here.

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Shockoe Bottom Ballpark Opponents Offer Alternative

Richmond Flying SquirrelsOpponents of the plan to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) have released an alternative proposal they say would allow development to occur while substituting a memorial park for a stadium.  Read more here.

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Another Passionate Shockoe Bottom Ballpark Public Meeting Held

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond (VA) City Council on Thursday held its final district public hearing of the year on the proposed new Shockoe Bottom ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  The meeting was described by the local paper as “passionate, divided and, at times, chaotic.”  Read more here.

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Flying Squirrels Introduce ‘Chin Music’ Beer

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS 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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GreenJackets Name New GM

Augusta Green Jackets LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Augusta GreenJackets announce Tom Denlinger as their new General Manager. Denlinger was hired from the Richmond (VA) Flying Squirrels Baseball Club where he served as their Assistant General Manager. The Richmond team is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and home to many former Augusta GreenJackets players as they travel through the Giants Continue reading

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Sea Dogs Prez Named MiLB’s ‘King of Baseball’

Portland Sea Dogs LogoPRESS 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

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Richmond Mayor Faces Tough Questioning Over Ballpark From Small Crowd at Public Forum

Richmond Flying SquirrelsIt was more hardball than softball Thursday night when Richmond (VA) Mayor Dwight C. Jones took questions on his proposal for a Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) at one of the first of many public forums scheduled throughout the city.  Read more here.

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‘Ghost Man Games’ Will Tee Up 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game

Altoona Curve Engineer LogoPRESS 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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Thunder Announce First Batch of 2014 Promotions

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS 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

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Counties Take Issue with Richmond Mayor’s Ballpark Statement

Richmond Flying SquirrelsWhen Richmond (VA) Mayor Dwight C. Jones proposed a new ballpark for the Double-A Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) in Shockoe Bottom, he said the city was moving ahead alone because Chesterfield and Henrico counties were unwilling to help.  But county officials say they were never asked.  Read more here.

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