Elmore Eyes New Property in Salinas for Blaze Relocation

Bakersfield Blaze LogoBakersfield 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.

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Whitecaps New Radio Team Announced

Whitecaps LogoPRESS RELEASE – The West Michigan Whitecaps have hired Dan Hasty as the new radio play-by-play announcer for the Whitecaps. Continue reading

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Isotopes Unveil New Alternate Jersey & Logo

Albuquerque Isotopes LogoPRESS 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

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Northwoods League Adopts New Playoff Format

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced a new playoff format that will begin with the 2015 season. Continue reading

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Turning on the Lights at CHS Field

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoSt. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) pitching coach Kerry Ligtenberg turned on the lights at the CHS Field for the first time on Wednesday as construction of the ballpark nears completion.  Read more here.  View photos here.

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Top 10 Names for Hartford Team to be Unveiled Today (UPDATED)

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe 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.

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MLB Approves Sale of Lookouts

Chattanooga_LookoutsThe 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.

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