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It’s the ‘Florida Fire Frogs’

florida-fire-frogs-primary-logoDuring an unveiling gala at the Osceola Heritage Club, it was announced that the new Single-A Florida State League franchise taking up residence at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee (FL) will be known as Florida Fire Frogs.  The former Brevard County Manatees relocated from Viera (FL) following the 2016 season.  Read more here.  View press release here.

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Finalists Revealed for Osceola County’s ‘Name the Team’ Contest

Florida State League LogoSix “Name the Team” finalists have been chosen for the relocating Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League), which will make Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee (FL) home starting next season.  Fans have until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, August 18th, to select one of the following names: Florida Dragonflies, Florida Fire Frogs, Florida Mud Kickers, Florida Rodeo Clowns, Florida Sorcerers, Florida Toucans.  Read more about the names and vote here.

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Star Wars Nights Across the Minor League Baseball Universe

Star WarsEvery team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:

“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.”  Read more and watch videos here.

Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations:  New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).

The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036

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Relocating Manatees Launch ‘Name the Team’ Campaign

Brevard County ManateesAfter the the ownership announced this week that the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League) will be moving to Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee (FL) beginning the 2017 season, they didn’t waste time any time in launching a name the team contest.  Read more here.  Submit name suggestions here.

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Manatees Name Lovitt GM

Brevard County ManateesPRESS RELEASE – The Brevard County Manatees are pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Lovitt to the position of General Manager. Having previously held the position of Assistant General Manager, Lovitt has been a full-time member of the organization since January 2012. Continue reading

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$10 Million for Future of Space Coast Stadium

Washington Nationals WBrevard County ManateesSome Brevard County (FL) leaders want to bet big on the future of the area’s Space Coast stadium, as the Washington Nationals and possibly the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League) head for the door.  Commissioners want to attract a major youth athletic league to the ballpark.  It could cost $10 million to do it.  Watch news report here.

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Florida Institute of Technology Shows Interest in Proposed Manatees Ballpark

Brevard County ManateesFlorida Tech LogoFlorida Institute of Technology President Anthony Catanese is reportedly “very interested” in teaming up with the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League) in a downtown dual-purpose football-baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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