The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will host a cross-promotion Friday, March 16, at Van Andel Arena, whereby the Griffins will sport baseball inspired jerseys. There will even be a home-run derby between periods. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Lake Elsinore Storm (Single-A, California League) have revealed their 2018 promotional schedule, as the club’s 25th Season quickly approaches Opening Night at The Diamond. Read more here.
The Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Parkview Catering have introduced new concessions food & beverage items for the 2018 season including Chicken & Waffles and Irish Nachos. Read more here. Speaking of food, the Barons have also unveiled a specialty jersey for Aug. 25.
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League) are going to recognize their neighbors in the Upper Peninsula (MI) when they host “Yooper Day” at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on April 28. Read more here.
Professional baseball fans in Laredo (TX) had something to cheer about this week as the Tecolotes de Los Dos Laredos returned to Laredo, hosting an exhibition game at Uni-Trade Stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The New York Yankees have Monument Park. The St. Paul Saints will now have Monument Pork. In an ode to one of the most iconic live mascots in all of baseball the organization is honoring three of the most deserving four-legged swines in franchise history. In addition to the unveiling of this special area, the Saints are giving away a unique triple bobblehead commemorating the three little pigs.
Minor League Baseball today announced rule and procedure changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits during a game throughout Minor League Baseball. In addition, the Triple-A and Double-A levels will use a 15-second pitch clock with no runners on base. Read more here.