The Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League) will be welcoming Punxsutawney Phil to Frontier Field for Salute to Groundhog Day Night in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the timeless Bill Murray movie. Read more and watch video here.
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Red Wings to Host Groundhog Day Night
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Bill Murray’s ‘Extra Innings’ Series Underway
Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray on November 20th launched their new online series “Extra Innings” via Facebook. The pair wander the minor league ballparks of America, mingle with the locals, heckle a few players, and maybe even catch a bit of the game. Season 1: Episode 2 was just released Sunday. Watch episodes here. Read more here.
Filed under Media
RiverDogs Break Franchise Attendance Record
With the announced crowd of 4,762, the Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A, South Atlantic League) set the franchise’s new attendance record with 296,647 fans having now passed through the turnstiles at Riley Park this year. Read more here. Actor/Director Fun Bill Murray provided fans with a personal thank you below:
Filed under Rankings & Attendance
Goldklang Group Unveils ‘Take Me Out With the Crowd’ Campaign
The Goldklang Group has announced its “Take Me Out With the Crowd” fan outreach and engagement campaign in the footsteps and spirit of “Fun Is Good” and “Be Your Own Fan” previously introduced to fans over past seasons. Read more here.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere
An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck
ESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.” Read more here.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Human Interest
Actor Bill Murray Stirs Up Fun with Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Actor and island vacationer Bill Murray stopped by a Martha’s Vineyard Sharks game in Oak Bluffs over the weekend to provide some support and fun. Murray, one of the original Sharks owners when they were established in 2011 and now a minority owner, threw out the first pitch on Sunday night. Read more and view photos here.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Human Interest
Bobble Boobs, Bill Murray Replica ‘Tune Squad’ Jersey Giveaway Highlight RiverDogs Packed Promo Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs’ promotional schedule is historically highlighted by unique promotions, desired giveaways, explosive fireworks and special nights, and the 2015 version is no exception. Continue reading
The Summer Bill Murray Played for the Grays Harbor Loggers
As Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary, baseball writer and commentator Rob Neyer takes an exclusive look at actor/comedian Bill Murray‘s five-week stint as a professional baseball player for the Aberdeen (WA)-based Grays Harbor Loggers in the summer of 1978. Read more and view photos here.
Filed under Human Interest
A Final Goodbye to Midway Stadium, Bill Murray Takes Tickets
Actor/team co-owner Bill Murray was in the house Thursday night, as the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) played their final game at Midway Stadium before moving to a new ballpark in Lowertown in 2015. Read more, see photos and watch video here. Watch Bill Murray taking tickets here.
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Saints to Celebrate ‘Ghosbusters’ Anniversary with Bill Murray T-Shirt Giveaway
On Saturday, June 7, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) will be giving away Bill Murray t-shirts to the first 1,000 fans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters movie. Snoopy is looking mighty good outside Midway Stadium sporting the specially designed sportswear.
Bill Murray Promotes Mud Hens ‘Ghostbusters Night’
Ghostbusters star Bill Murray channels the ghost of Harry Carey to welcome fans to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (International League) “Ghostbuster Night” on May 30, 2014 at Fifth Third Field. This year is the 30th anniversary of the film. Watch promo video here.
Bill Murrary Gives His 2013 State of the RiverDogs Address
Bill Murray, co-owner and “Director of Fun” for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (South Atlantic League), took time during the organization’s recent holiday party to address the team’s success in his 2013 State of the RiverDogs video address. Watch video here.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, League & Franchise, Media
Bill Murray Body Slams Lee Corso on ESPN College GameDay
Actor, comedian and minor-league baseball mogul Bill Murray slammed college football prognosticator Lee Corso to the turf this morning when Corso predicted a Florida State Seminoles victory over the Clemson Tigers. Read more and watch video here.
Filed under Human Interest
Veeck Talks with Media About New Saints Ballpark
St. Paul Saints (American Association) co-owner Mike Veeck took time out of his schedule to talk with KARE 11 news about the team’s new stadium on its way in Lowertown St. Paul. He takes light-hearted pride in the fact that the Saints are still here today, after local sports columnist Sid Hartman said the team wouldn’t last 45 days back in 1992. Watch news clip here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Historic Alumni Coliseum in Butte (MT) to Face Wrecking Ball
In sad news (although not unexpected based on our conversations with local officials over the past two years), Montana Tech has decided to tear down historic Alumni Coliseum in Butte (MT). Continue reading
Filed under Stadium Issues
Collateral Development Ramping Up Near Ballpark Site in Lowertown St. Paul
A Caddyshack Sports Bar? Rooftop venues overlooking the field? The City of St. Paul’s announcement yesterday that it has purchased the targeted Lowertown land for the proposed new ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) has provided extra excitement for developers, who have plans for restaurants, bars, a bakery, and more. As one developer put it, “It’s going to be just like New York’s SoHo down there.” Read more and view rendering here.
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Nottle Resigns, Movie in the Works
Long-time minor league field manager “Singing Ed” Nottle, 73, has resigned from his most recent gig with the indy pro Edinburg Roadrunners (North American League) over health issues. Interestingly, a screenplay called “The 26th Man — the Life Story of Singing Ed Nottle” has been written by Hollywood screenwriter Eugene Corr. We don’t know how much truth there is to this, Continue reading
All About the Inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Jack Shea, a regular contributor to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, takes a close look at the development of the summer collegiate Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, which will begin play this summer in the inaugural Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Joining founder Chris Carminucci in the team’s ownership are Darren Harrison-Panis, actor Bill Murray, and team GM Hannah Schley, Continue reading
Saints Owner Bill Murray Claims Pebble Beach Pro-Am
PRESS RELEASE – There will be no “Cinderella Story” comments because every newspaper in the country has already made the joke, but St. Paul Saints owner/team psychologist continues to pile up golfing titles like it’s his job winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Continue reading
Saints Ownership in Town, ‘Welcome Back’ Legislature
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints know how to throw a party. On Tuesday night, January 18 many St. Paul business leaders were at the trendy Pazzaluna restaurant in support of a new Lowertown Ballpark. Following that event was a “Welcome Back” legislative get together at the popular Ordway. Continue reading
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