The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) announced the team name for the Spearfish franchise will be the Sasquatch. Greg Streeter, under the direction of Rob Henry of The HomeSlice Group, designed the logo. The team colors are black, silver and blue. Read more here.
At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Pawtucket (RI) City Council approved a resolution encouraging the General Assembly to allow the city to bond up to $15 million for the cost of the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium. Read more and watch news report here.
The Lorain County Ironmen franchise has been sold and moved to Saginaw (MI). The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League team will be known as the Saginaw Sugar Beets. Read more and watch news report here.
Mobile (AL) Mayor Sandy Stimpson said Tuesday that he doesn’t consider it a done deal that the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League) baseball team will relocated to Huntsville (AL) after the 2018 season. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced that John Bollinger, GM of the Bismarck Larks, has been named the 2017 Northwoods League Executive of the Year. The award, which was decided by a vote of team officials at the League’s annual fall meetings last week in Willmar, MN is given annually to the League’s outstanding executive. In another vote, the Bismarck Larks were awarded the Organization of the Year award. Continue reading