Loons Unveil Updated Branding, New Uniforms

Great Lakes Loons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons unveiled an updated brand and new uniforms at the 10th Season Kickoff event held at Dow Diamond on Saturday. The new logos, wordmarks and jerseys are a continuation on the benchmark that was set in 2007 when the team moved to Midland. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Rockford Rivets’

Rockford Rivets LogoPRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s new baseball club has an answer to the oft-asked question of the team nickname – it’s the Rivets. Continue reading

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Hot Rods to be ‘Bootleggers’ for a Night, Logo and Unis Unveiled

Bowling Green Hot Rods New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – As part of unveiling their promotional calendar for the 2016 season, the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays) announced the plans to their first annual “Bootlegger Night” on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Start-Up Empire League Trying to Lock Down Watertown

Watertown Bucks LogoThe Watertown (NY) city parks and recreation superintendent has recommended that the city reach a deal with the new Empire League to revive the Watertown Bucks for the 2016 season, but city council members said Monday night they should wait and look into the new league’s stability.  Read more here and  here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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A Tour of Rebuilt Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoNow two weeks before opening night, the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball program is getting a feel for the 2016 version of Sewell-Thomas Stadium after a major renovation.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Yokohama Stadium Could Host Olympic Baseball

Tokyo 2020 Olympics LogoDeNA BayStars LogoYokohama Stadium in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, has become a top candidate to host baseball in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official source said Monday.  Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that 2020 organizers have nominated for the Tokyo Games in addition to the core Olympic program.  Yokohama Stadium is the home of Nippon Professional Baseball’s DeNA BayStars.  Read more here.

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2015 Minor League Attendance Analysis Released

Number Tamer LogoDavid P. Kronheim from NumberTamer.com has provided us with his 100-plus-page annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance for 2015.  This and previous reports can be found under our “Attendance Rankings” tab.  View Kronheim’s 2015 Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis here.

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