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Milkmen Announce Milky Way Drive-In at Ballpark Commons, Movies Begin May 22

PRESS RELEASE – The Milwaukee Milkmen announced today a partnership with Franklin Tourism and Studio Gear to bring back a vintage movie-going experience via the brand-new Milky Way Drive-In at Ballpark Commons located in Franklin, WI.

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Get Your LIVE Baseball Fix: ESPN to Air KBO Games Starting Late Tonight

PRESS RELEASE – ESPN today announced it has reached an agreement with Eclat Media Group regarding the KBO League – South Korea’s most popular sports league – to exclusively televise six, live regular-season games per week in the U.S. starting with Opening Day – NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions – on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 a.m. ET / Monday, May 4, at 10 p.m. PT.

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Salem Red Sox Announce Wong as Broadcaster

PRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox, Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced that Greg Wong will serve as the club’s new Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager and “Voice of the Red Sox” during the 2020 season.

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Rome Braves Unveil New HD Videoboard Upgrades

PRESS RELEASE – The Rome Braves, Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, unveiled plans to build a new high definition video board at State Mutual Stadium prior to the start of the 2020 season. In addition to the new, primary display in left field, the Rome Braves also announced upgrades to the existing Go Braves board along with the matrix board near the entrance of Braves Boulevard.

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Sweets Hire Monty as New Voice

PRESS RELEASE – Ohio native Brandon Monty will be the play-by-by broadcaster and director of media relations for the 2020 season. Currently a senior at Ohio University, Monty spent last summer as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League. Monty also broadcasts for BobcatTV at OU for the soccer, field hockey, women’s basketball and baseball teams.

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RiverDogs Hire Jason Kempf as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations

PRESS RELEASE – RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols has announced the hiring of Jason Kempf as the next Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Charleston RiverDogs. He replaces Matt Dean, who is now assuming a similar role with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Advanced-A, Houston Astros). Continue reading

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ONEOK Field to Get Major Upgrades and Additions to LED Video Displays

PRESS RELEASE – The Tulsa Drillers announced plans today for a major renovation project to ONEOK Field’s scoreboard and video displays. The million-dollar project will replace, enlarge and enhance all the stadium’s LED video displays and will be completed prior to the 2020 baseball season.

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Blue Crabs Replace Ballpark Videoboard

One of the major additions to the start of the 2019 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) season at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf (MD) is the brand-new LED video board from Brookings (SD)-based Daktronics out in right-center field.  Read more here.

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Mustangs, City of Billings to Add New Videoboard to Dehler Park for 2019 Season

The Billings Mustangs (Rookie, Pioneer League) are celebrating their 12th season of professional baseball at Dehler Park with a massive upgrade: a spectacular new 16mm HD videoboard.  The new videoboard will be manufactured and installed by South Dakota-based Daktronics, the world’s industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays.  Read more here.

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New State-of-the-Art Scoreboard on Tap for Erie Ballpark

The Erie County Convention Center Authority’s board of directors on Thursday approved a $789,959 low bid from Daktronics, the Brookings, South Dakota, company that specializes in scoreboards, sound systems and video displays.  The new scoreboard is part of a planned multimillion-dollar upgrade to UPMC Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Opening Day Will Bring New Experience for Fans at Oracle Park

At the San Francisco Giants’ opening day at Oracle Park on April 5, fans will experience a massive new 4K video board that will be the first of its kind in all of baseball, a diverse lineup of dishes and beer vendors making their debut, as well as new lounges and bar areas.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Fightins Hire Karbach as new Director of Public/Media Relations and Broadcaster

PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, proud double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the hiring of Kirsten Karbach as the team’s new Director of Public/Media Relations and Radio Broadcaster. Karbach had previously been with the Clearwater Threshers as their broadcaster since the 2013 season. She was named the 2018 Florida State League Broadcaster of the Year.

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Sod Poodles Reveal Hodgetown Digital Signage

PRESS RELEASE – At the April opening of Hodgetown, the home of the Amarillo Sod Poodles, fans will revel in the high-definition video boards designed to enhance the ballpark fan experience.

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Aviators Unveil Largest LED Video Display in the Minors

Las Vegas Ballpark will have the biggest videoboard in minor league baseball — and bigger than those at stadiums of five Major League Baseball teams.  Read more here.  View press release here.

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Blue Wahoos Announce Garagiola as Lead Broadcaster

Once he became burned out on playing baseball, Chris Garagiola searched for a new passion.  He didn’t grow up dreaming of following his famous grandfather, Joe Garagiola, who went from a major league playing career (1946-54) to becoming an American icon as a baseball broadcaster and television host. And really, who could imagine following that path?  Rather, it was circumstance that led Chris to even try broadcasting.  Read more here.

Chris Garagiola (right), the Blue Wahoos newly named lead broadcaster, on air with Tommy Thrall (left).

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Sweets’ Elia to Move from PA to Play-by-Play

PRESS RELEASE – The Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League have announced that longtime play-by-play commentator Roy Elia has been hired to be the baseball club’s lead broadcaster and media relations director.

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Suns Announce New Voice

The Hagerstown Suns will have a new Director of Media Relations/Broadcasting in 2019. John Kocsis Jr. will broadcast all 70 Suns home games from historic Municipal Stadium and select road games online via TuneIn Radio.

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Daktronics Provides Videoboard for Woodpeckers New Ballpark

Daktronics of Brookings (SD) has partnered with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League) to design, manufacture and install a new LED video board at their minor league ballpark in Fayetteville (NC).  The installation took place late in the fall of 2018 to be ready for the 2019 baseball season.  Read more here.

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Rawhide Hire New Voice

PRESS RELEASE – Since the departure of 2017 & 2018 Rawhide Broadcaster, Vinnie Longo, after accepting a marketing position with the University of San Francisco athletic department, the Rawhide have been in search of the next “voice” of the team.

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51s Set Up Ballpark Construction Cam

The Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have set up a time-lapse construction camera so fans can track the progress of the new ballpark in Summerlin (NV).  Read more here.

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Helwig Announced as New Voice of Muckdogs, New Cap Logo Revealed

Andy Helwig has been named as the new voice of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  Helwig is a Canisius College and Canisius High School graduate and will be interning this summer with the Muckdogs after spending last summer interning with the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League), where he hosted a postgame show on ESPN1520 AM.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, as promised by new GM Dave Chase in April, the Muckdogs have a new “B” logo cap.

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Jackals Unveil New Videoboard

The new 42-foot Daktronics LED videoboard has been installed at Yogi Berra Stadium, home of the New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League).  Fans will get their first look at the new monster media amenity on Opening Day on Friday, May 25.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

New Jersey Jackals Facebook photo by Alex Cammarata

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Saints 25-Year Documentary Coming to the Big Screen

PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints entered Minnesota in 1992 and played their first game in 1993. Many thought this plucky little organization wouldn’t last past that first year. The “little engine that could,” however has brought millions of people joy, laughter, and long-lasting memories. Now a brand-new documentary, For the Fun of the Game, created, written, directed and produced by Saints Director of Digital Media and Video Production, Jordan Lynn, will be featured as part of the “Insiders Series” for the Twin Cities Film Fest.

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ESPN3 to Feature USPBL Games this Season

PRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League will broadcast selected games on ESPN3 this season at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica, announced Owner and CEO Andy Appleby on Thursday. The USPBL is the only professional baseball organization to feature games on ESPN3.

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Helena Brewers Name Mroz New Broadcaster

PRESS RELEASE – Today the Helena Brewers, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, named Greg Mroz as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.

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Start-Up Sabre Dogs Name PA Announcer

PRESS RELEASE – Jack Springgate, KMOT’s news reporter and personality, was named the public-address announcer for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs for the 2018 season. Continue reading

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Prospect League TV Logo and Packages Announced

PRESS RELEASE – In advance of its 10th season, the Prospect League unveiled the logo for its newest way for fans to watch games and stay in touch with their favorite teams, Prospect League TV (PLTV). The collegiate wood-bat circuit also laid out viewership packages available through the service.

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Jackals Install Yogi Berra Stadium’s First-Ever HD Video Board

PRESS RELEASE – The New Jersey Jackals proudly announce the installation of Yogi Berra Stadium’s first-ever video scoreboard. Manufactured by Daktronics, the 20’ high, 36’ wide state-of-the-art video board is the crown jewel of the vast renovations at the home of the Jackals. Continue reading

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Tortugas to Add Video Board

The Daytona Tortugas made a monumental announcement and investment into Jackie Robinson Ballpark Tuesday morning. The fan experience at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark will get an upgrade when the Tortugas add a 36-foot wide, state-of-the-art LED video board to “The Jack” in time for Opening Day, April 5, 2018.  Read more here.

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NECBL Partnering with Stretch Internet to Live-Stream Games

The New England Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year partnership with Stretch Internet for the latter to serve as the official broadcasting home of the league beginning with the 2018 season, as announced today. Continue reading

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Rockies Unveil Rendering of Giant Video Scoreboard

On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies provided a sneak peek of its huge new video scoreboard being constructed in left-center at Coors Field. The massive new scoreboard will measure 8,369 square feet — 258 percent larger than the board it’s replacing.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Prospect League to Provide HD Video Streaming of All Games

PRESS RELEASE – The Prospect League has entered into a multi-year partnership with Stretch Internet to provide high definition video streams of all games beginning with the 2018 season, which begins May 30.

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Seminoles Fans to Get First Glimpse of New Videoboard Saturday

With Opening Day of the 2018 season just one month away, fans entering Dick Howser Stadium this year will be greeted by one of the largest video boards in college baseball.  Construction on the board is scheduled to be completed by the end of January.  Read more here.

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Growlers Getting New LED Video Scoreboard

Baseball fans will be able to keep track of Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) games with a new scoreboard this season.  The Kalamazoo (MI) City Commission approved the purchase of a $250,000 LED video display board from Daktronics, splitting the cost with the baseball team.  It will replace a 14-year-old scoreboard that has become expensive to repair and uses hard-to-find parts.  Read more here.

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Kahn Tabbed as New ‘Voice of the Power’

PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power are excited to announce the hiring of David Kahn as the club’s new Broadcast and Media Relations Manager for the 2018 season. Kahn will be the lead voice on all 140 Power broadcasts, which can be heard on The Jock 1300 and 1340 AM and online at wvpower.com.

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Time-Lapse Webcam Feed Goes Live for Globe Life Field

Fans who need daily visual updates on what’s happening at the Texas Rangers’ new $1.1 billion stadium can find them via time-lapse cameras construction officials have installed near the site.  Read more here.  View feed here.

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Angel Stadium Getting New Video Boards

Brookings (SD)-based Daktronics is building a massive set of video boards for the Los Angeles Angels ballpark, including a 9,500 square-feet display in right field, which will be the third largest in Major League Baseball.  Read more and view renderings here.

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New Video Board for Hoosiers Baseball

Indiana University has announced plans for new LED video board at Bart Kaufman Field, home of the Indiana Hoosiers baseball team, set to be installed prior to this year’s home opener.  Read more here.

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Pickles Hire New Voice

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Pickles announced today that they have hired former Ivy League Pitcher Jamie Flynn as the 2018 Voice of the Pickles. Continue reading

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