This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of September 2 – September 8, including “Football Kickoff Night” with “Deflated Football Giveaway” (Trenton Thunder), “Roaring ’20s Night” (Hickory Crawdads), and “Pedro Fedora Giveaway” (Jacksonville Suns).  Read more here.

Deflated football giveaway, Trenton Thunder Facebook photo

Football Kickoff Night, Trenton Thunder Facebook photo

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Reno Aces Ballpark to Host Beer Festival

Reno Aces LogoBrewers from around Nevada will gather for the first statewide Fall Harvest Festival at Aces Ballpark Oct. 10.  For the first time, an event of this size, with music and 30 Nevada breweries, will all take place on the field.  Read more here.

Fall Harvest Festival - Aces Ballpark

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Thunder Promote Hurley to GM

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced in a press conference today that Jeff Hurley will take over as the team’s General Manager and Chief Operating Officer beginning on September 8, 2015. Continue reading

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RiverDogs Unveil Refreshed Logos, New Uniforms for 2016 Season

Charleston RiverDogs Refreshed LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs unveiled a revived logo, new uniforms and new alternate jerseys that will be utilized during the 2016 season during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Continue reading

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Atlantic League Franchise Plus More Events for New Britain Stadium

Atlantic League LogoWith Tuesday’s announcement that New Britain (CT) has received approval from the independent Atlantic League to bring a yet-to-be named relocated team to New Britain Stadium in 2016, baseball fans in the area will be pleased to have games to see next summer.  Even happier, however, will be the city, which will get to use the ballpark more frequently.  Read more here.

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Some Want Downtown Ballpark in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013While it seems unlikely at this point, there have been ongoing rumblings about the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in downtown Sioux Falls (SD) for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Indy Pro, American Association).  The team currently plays at Sioux Falls Stadium, which was renovated more than a decade ago.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Cost Overruns Reported in Hartford

Hartford Yard Goats LogoSix months into the building of a minor league baseball stadium north of downtown for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), the developer already is reining in mushrooming costs to keep within the project’s $56 million budget as it races to meet a spring construction deadline.  Read more here.

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