As rumors swirl the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are leaving for Worcester (MA), team leadership confirmed they toured a potential stadium site in Worcester on Tuesday. This comes days after the team applied to trademark, “WooSox,” the speculated name of the team should they move and re-brand. Read more and watch news report here.
Category Archives: League & Franchise
Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) owner Brian O’Connell Jr. briefly considered moving his team to the Perfect Game League (Summer Collegiate) but opted to stay put in the NYCBL. He is now in his second year as VP of circuit and has thoughts about its future. Read more here.
As the batter steps to the plate, the clamor crescendoes — a rhyming, thumping chant, often tailored to his name. Cheerleaders prance atop the dugout, accompanied by blaring recorded music or even live drums and brass instruments. Fans wield all manner of noise makers — clappers, pairs of plastic bats, small vuvuzelas — pretty much nonstop for nine innings. Read more here.
In a reversal of an announcement last month, the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) will not relocate to Pueblo (CO) by the 2020 season — or at all, Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky announced Monday in conjunction with a ruling from the Pueblo County government. Read more here. More details here from the Chieftain. Read about the communication leading up to the decision here and here.
LaGrave Field, the former home of the Fort Worth Cats (Independent Professional, United League Baseball/North American League/American Association/Central Baseball League/All-American Association), has been deteriorating for four years. Now it appears to be getting a new lease on life via a land-swap deal between the Tarrant Regional Water District and the ballpark’s owners, Houston-based Panther Acquisition Partners. Read more here. Watch news report here. Visit Save LaGrave here.