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Introducing ‘Nutzy’ the Mascot, Unis

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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Flying Squirrels to Unveil Mascot, Team Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels have announced a press event for Thursday, February 11th at 2 PM at the historic Byrd Theater in Carytown to unveil the identity of the club’s mascot as well as a fashion show to showcase the look of the team’s uniforms. In addition, the Flying Squirrels will recognize the winners of the club’s art contest. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

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Harmon Killebrew to Attend Rickwood Classic

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

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Senators Big Event on Wednesday

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

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Window Construction Project to Begin at Blair County Ballpark

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

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Extreme Mascot Makeover: Meet the New Steamer

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

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Mascot to be Introduced on Feb. 11

The Name-the-Mascot contest is over, a mascot name has been chosen, and mascot tryouts have been completed with 50 competitors vying to sport the furry-tailed (we assume) costume for fans.  All that is left now is the formal introduction of the new mascot for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels scheduled for Feb. 11.  Read more here.

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Flying Squirrels to Light Up the Night in 2010…13 Times

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, will unveil their jam-packed promotional schedule for the 2010 season over the next five days, beginning with the introduction of an expansive fireworks series to celebrate their inaugural season in Richmond. Continue reading

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Thunder Unveil Daily Promotions for 2010 Season

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

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Squirrels’ Vision for the Future Includes New Ballpark

Despite pumping more than $1.5 million into The Diamond in preparation for the inaugural 2010 season for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the team wants a new stadium.  At a Greater Richmond Area of Commercial Real Estate meeting yesterday, Squirrels’ chief executive manager Chuck Domino indicated that the club would like a new ballpark within the next three to five years, and the Squirrels would be willing to pay their fair share of the cost to make it happen.  Read more here.

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Senators Announce Front Office Additions

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

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Senators’ Staff Returns to City Island

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

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Sodexo Named Concessionaire at Whataburger Field

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

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Making ‘The Diamond’ the Place to Be

At a Kiwanis Club of Richmond meeting yesterday, Todd Parnell, vice president and COO of the AA Richmond Squirrels talked about the team’s investment in The Diamond and the fun that is slated for the 2010 season.  Read more here.

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Curve Announce Two Additions to Front Office Staff

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

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Sea Dogs Souvenir Store to Aid Local Non-Profits

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

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Reading Approves Loan for Ballpark Improvements

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

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Ballpark Improvements for Reading Phillies Delayed Until 2010

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.

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Eastern League Announces Divisional Realignment for 2010

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

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Name the Mascot Contest for the Squirrels Now Underway

The contest to name the mascot for the Eastern League’s Richmond Flying Squirrels is off and running.  Fans have until the Dec. 20th deadline to submit names.  Click here for the online form.

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Flying Squirrels ‘Name the Mascot’ Contest to Open Monday

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels have announced a “Name the Mascot” contest, which will afford fans the opportunity to submit names for consideration as the official mascot of the Flying Squirrels. The contest will take place on the website of The Richmond Times Dispatch, at http://www.TimesDispatch.com. The contest will begin on Monday, December 14th and continue through Sunday, December 20th. Continue reading

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Biscuits Launch Re-designed Website

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

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Clark Griswald’s Christmas Decorating Contest

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

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Flying Squirrels Team Store to Aid Non-Profit Organizations

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels have established a unique program where the club will donate 10% of daily sales throughout the month of December from the club’s new team store to over 20 different organizations and charities in the Richmond Metro area. The Flying Squirrels will celebrate the “soft” grand opening of the team store at 3:00 pm on December 1st. Continue reading

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Ballpark Warming Party a Hit

PRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Puritan Cleaners collected over 500 coats during a four hour period, Saturday, November 21st, as part of the Ballpark Warming Party. Nearly 1,500 fans participated in the event which included ballpark renovation tours, carnival games, karaoke and food sampling. Continue reading

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BayBears Get Fresh, New Look

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

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Annual Rickwood Classic Details Announced

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

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Whataburger Field STMA Field of the Year

Corpus Christi Hooks LogoPRESS 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

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Flying Squirrels Announce Team Logo Unveiling

Squirrels GraphicThe Richmond Flying Squirrels have announced a press conference on Tuesday, December 1st at 2:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Crossroads to unveil the team’s new logo for its inaugural season in Richmond, VA, as the Double-A, Eastern League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.  In addition, the team has also announced that its new merchandise store located at The Diamond will hold a “soft” grand opening in conjunction with the logo unveiling. Continue reading

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Sea Dogs Announce 2010 Promotional Schedule

Portland Sea Dogs LogoThe 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

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Stadium Improvements Underway in Richmond

Eastern League LogoThe owners of the new Richmond Flying Squirrels are wasting no time sprucing up The Diamond in preparation for the team’s debut next season.  The lower level alumunim bleachers have already been removed and will be replaced with 3,200 dark green box seats.  Other improvements are also in the works.  The team owners have pledged $1,5 million to the project.  Read more here.

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Flying Squirrels Announcement: Video of Press Conference Available

Eastern League LogoThis is of course old news now, but for those who are interested in watching the actual announcment of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, click here.  It includes the drum roll announcement and an appearance by the Plan B. Branding team who will be handling the logo design work.

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It’s the Richmond Flying Squirrels

Rocky The SquirrelTime to strap on your leather flying cap, Rocky, the Richmond baseball group has chosen the Flying Squirrels as the teams new identity.   Plan B. Branding will be handling the logo duties for the team.  Read more here.

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Columnist Makes Pitch for ‘Flatheads’, but ‘H-Bones’ by Default

Eastern League LogoThe 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

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Nicknames Narrowed to 5 for New Richmond Team

Eastern League LogoTeam 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.

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Another Look at Dodd Stadium, Norwich Market

defenders-logo1Despite $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.

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Reinsdorf Denies Rumor that Senators Wanted to Move to Norwich

senators-new-logoHarrisburg 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.

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BREAKING NEWS: Defenders Packing Bags for Richmond

Defenders LogoIt’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.

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Defenders to Richmond

CT DefendersIt 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.

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Legal Action Delays Collection of New Ballpark Fees

Drillers LogoDowntown businesses that have challenged the fees imposed for the new ballpark for the Tulsa Drillers have more time to pony up, pending a court hearing on Oct 9.  Read more here and here.

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