Category Archives: Fun & Atmosphere

Ballpark Entertainer Myron Noodleman Passes Away

One of the kings of comedy in the minor leagues is gone.  Myron Noodleman, whose real name is Rick Hader, died on Wednesday after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.  The disease kept him from performing in ballparks as Noodleman and away from his day job as a high school teacher.  Read more here.

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South Korean Baseball Culture: Dance Moves and Booming Cheers

Drumbeats roar and electric music plays as people dressed in uniforms swing to the rhythm together.  At first, it may seem like a rock concert, but this is actually what a South Korean baseball game is all about.  Read more and watch ABC news report here.

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Cyclones Win MacPhail Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball today announced that the Brooklyn Cyclones, Class-A Affiliate of the New York Mets, are the 2017 recipient of the Larry MacPhail Award. The award is given annually to one MiLB franchise in recognition of their exceptional promotions and marketing efforts both on the field and in the community. It marks just the second time since 1966 that a New York-Penn League club has received the award. Continue reading

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Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Yogi Berra Stadium Saturday

Tap into the fun at the first annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival presented by the New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League).  Two great festivals are being combined into one event, and it all takes place on the field at Yogi Berra Stadium.  This all-day party is fun for the whole family.  Parking is free.  Learn more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Happy 20th! BaseballParks.com Celebrates Milestone

Joe Mock BaseballParksIt has been 20 years since our industry colleague Joe Mock launched BaseballParks.com.  In a piece penned today, Mock reminisces about the challenges of the early Internet days, talks about the many wonderful industry people he’s had the opportunity to engage over the past two decades, and even slips in a couple entertaining shots at “scoundrels” and a copy cat.  Read more here.

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Chiefs to Host 3rd Annual Ballpark Brewfest Sept. 23

The Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) are holding their third annual Ballpark Brewfest on Sept. 23 at NBT Bank Stadium.  View details here.  Visit Brewfest website here.

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Marlins Park Will Have Partially Open Roof During Hurricane, Braves Apologize for Playing Song

Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are apologizing for playing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions vs. the Miami Marlins after offering free game tickets to hurricane-fleeing Floridians.  Read more and watch video here.

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