Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) owner D.G. Elmore says that, following an unsuccessful effort to build a ballpark on the Front Street property of Hayward Lumber in Salinas (CA), he is cautiously optimistic that he will close a similar deal on property at the corner of John and Abbott streets. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The West Michigan Whitecaps have hired Dan Hasty as the new radio play-by-play announcer for the Whitecaps. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes, known for being progressive and innovative with uniform designs over the years, have introduced a new alternate logo, which will be featured on a brand new special jersey to be worn during Friday home games. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced a new playoff format that will begin with the 2015 season. Continue reading
The owners of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) will hold a press conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. to unveil the 10 possible names for the relocating team. Sportslogos.net reportedly obtained a list of the proposed names, which includes Blue Frogs, Choppers, Hedgehogs, Honey Badgers, Hound Dogs, Praying Mantis/Praying Mantises, River Hogs, Screech Owls, Whirly Birds and Yard Goats. Read more here. UPDATE: Vote here. Read name explanations here.
The sale of the Chattanooga Lookouts to Atlanta-based general partners Jason Freier and John Woods has been approved by Major League Baseball. Read more here. Meanwhile, please enjoy a little “Chattanooga Cho Cho” and the Lookouts Train, which received a new look awhile back thanks to local artist Kristin Meyer. Watch video here.