PRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox have “draughted” an alternate appearance for the 2019 season. Beginning May 2, the team will take the field every Thursday as the Salem Beer Mongers in a nod to the growing craft industry.
The Sussex County Miners and New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) are celebrating the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones with special jerseys. Of course, these are not the first and only teams to capitalize on the phenomenon. The Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for example, actually hosted the show’s creator in 2015. And lets not forget about MLB’s promo video from last season.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsfield Suns and the Goldklang Group on Monday announced that Michael Lieberman has been named the team’s new general manager. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, Lieberman has served as a general manager in summer collegiate baseball for 11 seasons. He has also held leadership positions in both affiliated and independent professional baseball.
The baseball stadium saga in Boise (ID) added another chapter Monday as Boise State University announced that it has reignited talks with the owners of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) about potentially sharing use of a proposed stadium just west of Downtown. Read more here.
For the first time since moving to Dodd Stadium in Norwich (CT), the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) are planning to rebrand with a new team name, and they are seeking help from fans to do it. They plan to use the “Norwich” location identifier instead of Connecticut. Read more and enter names submissions here.
Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com was in Summerlin (NV) recently to tour the new $100-million ballpark that opened last week for the Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 5,800 words and three-dozen photographs covering everything from the ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read review and view photos here.
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— Joe Mock (@baseballparks) April 15, 2019
The city Edmonton (AB) is accepting pitches for tenancy at Remax Field, which could ultimately push the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Canadian Baseball League) out after its 2019 season wraps up. A possible contender is reportedly the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League). Read more here.