At an event this afternoon at Byrd Theatre in Carytown, the Richmond Flying Squirrels introduced “Nutzy” the mascot and modeled the team’s new uniforms. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons announced on Wednesday that Hall of Fame first baseman, Harmon Killebrew will be on hand when the organization celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rickwood Field with the Rickwood Classic Presented by State Farm on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Mall will be filled with Red, Gold and Blue as the Senators invade it on Wednesday night. Fans have the chance to become the game host, meet new Sens manager Randy Knorr, and win a luxury suite. This big event is this Wednesday February 10th, 5 to 7 pm at the Harrisburg Mall. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve announced on Wednesday a long-term preservation project for Blair County Ballpark. Leading up to the start of the 2010 season, installation of protective windows on the exterior of the ballpark’s prominent decorative archways will occur. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – While attending Curve games during the 2010 season fans will notice that the official mascot of the Altoona Curve, Steamer will have a different look than he has in years past. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, the Trenton Thunder, Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced a schedule of daily promotions that will occur throughout the 2010 season at Waterfront Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to announce the addition of two full-time front office staff members. Ann Marie Naumes and Dave Simpson both began working for the Senators on January 4th. Naumes is the new Director of Merchandise, while Simpson is the Box Office Manager. With the addition of Naumes and Simpson, the Senators now have 18 full-time employees. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After three months in a temporary downtown facility, the Harrisburg Senators have resumed operations on City Island at Metro Bank Park. The Senators’ staff moved into the new administrative building on January 4th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ryan-Sanders Baseball announced Wednesday a partnership with Sodexo, Inc., to serve as concessionaire at Whataburger Field and The Dell Diamond. A leader in food and facility management, Sodexo has more than 6,000 clients throughout North America. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Sodexo serves more than 10 million customers daily. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce two additions to their front office staff. Brian Soukup has been named Head Groundskeeper, while Altoona native Bill Bettwy joins the organization as Director of Mascot and Brand Development. The announcement was made by General Manager Rob Egan. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have partnered with five local non-profit organizations to aid the organizations in their fund raising efforts. The Sea Dogs team store fund raising program will donate 10% of weekly sales back to local non-profit organizations. Continue reading
The Reading City Council voted to approve taking out a $3.25 million loan as part of a $10 million funding package to renovate fund FirstEnergy Stadium. The Reading Phillies will repay the loan. As previously reported, an additional $1.75 million will come from the city’s capital improvment budget, and $5 million will come from the state. Read more here
A vote last week by the Pennsylvania Senate cleared the way for $10 million worth of renovations to FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Phillies. However, because it is so late in the off season, Phillies owner Craig Stein has stated the project will have to wait until after the 2010 season. Funding for the required local match (50 percent) will come from a $3.25 million loan from the city that the Phillies will repay, and $1.75 from the city’s capital budget. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc., has announced that the two divisions in the league will be restructured and renamed for the 2010 season. These changes are due to the addition of the Richmond Flying Squirrels to the league. The two six-team divisions will now be known as the Eastern Division and Western Division. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Montgomery Biscuits are excited to announce the launch of a totally redesigned website for Montgomery’s double A baseball team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Is your house on fire… or are those just the Christmas lights? The Birmingham Barons announced Tuesday the details for Clark Griswold’s Christmas Decorating Contest. Deck your house with bright lights, tacky Santa figurines and enter for a chance to win a Barons’ season ticket package in 2010. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mobile BayBears Professional Baseball Club (Arizona Diamondbacks AA affiliate) unveiled their new brand experience at Hank Aaron Stadium Thursday. The new identity is part of a 2-year creative overhaul of the BayBears franchise. (View press conference photo here.) Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons will do their part to celebrate the 100th anniversary of historic Rickwood Field when the team returns to their old stomping grounds for the 15th Annual Rickwood Classic on Wednesday, June 2. The 12:30 PM contest will pit the Barons (Chicago AL, Double A) opposite the Tennessee Smokies (Chicago NL, Double A). State Farm will once again sponsor the event. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, has been recognized as the Professional Baseball Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association. The honor is a first in the five-year history of the facility. The STMA’s Field of the Year program began in 1992. Continue reading
The Portland Sea Dogs, Class AA Eastern League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced its promotional schedule for the 2010 season. The 2010 promotional schedule includes a series of traveling acts, fireworks shows, bobblehead dolls, other giveaways, and much more. Individual tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM at the Hadlock Field Ticket Office. Continue reading
The name the team contest ended on Sunday for the new Eastern League team in Richmond. The name will be announced on Oct. 15. We all know about the five names presented to fans (Rockhoppers, Rhinos, Flying Squirrels, Hambones, and Flatheads) and the last minute “wild card” entry (Hush Puppies). It is a pretty sad list. Columnist Andy Thompson does his best making the sales pitch for the Flatheads, but we remain underwhelmed. That being said, we are not against unique, fun, and marketable names. Continue reading
Team Richmond has wasted no time in searching for a moniker for the relocated AA Eastern League club from Norwich. The finalists include Flatheads, Flying Squirrels, Hambones, Rock Hoppers and Rhinos. The chosen name is expected to be announced on October 15. Read more here.
Despite $1 million in renovations over the last five years, Dodd Stadium was not able to hold onto the AA Eastern League’s Defenders. This article discusses the ballpark’s amenities and the Norwich market.
Harrisburg Senator’s chairman Michael Reinsdorf stated that there was no truth to the rumor that the Senators were ever interested in moving to Norwich, CT. The ownership group bought the club from the city of Harrisburg for $13.25 million in 2007, with the promise to keep the team in Harrisburg for a minimum of 29 years. Read more here.
It’s finally official. The Eastern League’s Connecticut Defenders are relocating from Norwich, CT to former AAA market Richmond, VA for the 2010 season. Read more here.
It is expected to be formally announced next week that the Connecticut (Norwich) Defenders are indeed moving to Richmond, VA. The Jamestown (NY) Jammers and the Vermont (Burlington) Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League continue to be mentioned as possible new tenants of Norwich’s Dodd Stadium. Read more here.