Category Archives: Fun & Atmosphere

Redbirds to Celebrate the 60s June 2, Unveil Special Jerseys

PRESS RELEASE – Friday, June 2 will be a “groovy” night at AutoZone Park as we throw it back to the 1960s! Fans can purchase a $17 Field Box or $20 Dugout specialty ticket that includes an actual record sleeve styled with Redbirds history like the iconic Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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MiLB Reporter Benjamin Hill’s Ballpark Adventures Featured in 15 TOPPS Cards

PRESS RELEASE – The Topps Company and MiLB.com, the official site of Minor League Baseball, announced today the release of a first-of-its-kind “Ben’s Biz” insert set highlighting the adventurous travels of MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill. The 15-card set is part of the Topps® 2017 Pro Debut set, also released today. Continue reading

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All Rise — Court is in Session at Yankee Stadium

Inspired by rookie power hitter Aaron Judge, some New York Yankees fans have shown up at the ballpark in judges’ robes and white wigs.  Now, the team has made it official — with faux wood paneling to resemble a courtroom’s jury box, the team has officially marked three rows in section 104 as the “Judge’s Chambers.”  Read more and view photos here.

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Saints Announce ‘Alternative Fats’ as 2017 Ball Pig

PRESS RELEASE – For the 25th season of St. Paul Saints Baseball the club searched far and wide for the perfect four-legged swine. After choosing between over a million pigs (or two) the Saints found one that could run like a gazelle (or waddle like a duck) and eats three small meals a day (or gorges on anything within smelling distance of its snout). Continue reading

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Jackson Generals to be ‘Hub City Hippos’ Every Friday Home Game in 2017

On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.”  This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it.  But then a funny thing happened.  Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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Veeck Talks Saints and Rosemont (IL)

Legendary baseball promoter Mike Veeck joined WGN Radio’s Dave Hoekstra to talk all things on and off the ball field, including the 25th anniversary of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) and the possibility of bringing professional baseball and “Fun Is Good” to Rosemont (IL).  Read more and listen here.

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Mallards Release 2017 Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards are excited to announce their full promotional schedule for the 2017 season. The schedule is complete with fireworks shows, noteworthy bobbleheads, exciting theme nights and hysterical entertainment acts. Continue reading

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