During a public unveiling event at a local middle school, the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) revealed that the team will now be known as the Norwich Sea Unicorns. Read more from Benjamin Hill here. Read more from Chris Creamer here.
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Norwich (CT) Mayor Peter Nystrom says he plans to fight hard to preserve his town’s little piece of Americana — the soon-to-be-renamed Connecticut Tigers (we’re hoping for Narwhals) (Single-A, New York-Penn League). Mayor Norstrom stated:
I’m writing to every municipality affected by this. These are community centers. Dodd Stadium is a community center. To me, this is a stab in the back.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, who represents Norwich, said he believes MLB has underestimated the clout these communities have. He co-authored a letter signed by over 100 colleagues to MLB officials outlining the negative implications of contraction and reminding them Congress has the power to reconsider the league’s antitrust exemption. MLB responded. Read more here.
In recent weeks, details of the plan have been slowly leaking out, the MLB spin being it’s designed to (1) upgrade all the minor league facilities and (2) improve “wellness” for the minor leaguers in terms of travel and living conditions. In truth, as always, it’s designed to save money, lots of money, and the proprietors of these minor league teams, many of whom have their life savings invested in them, be damned. Read more here. Read about the Erie SeaWolves and Connecticut Tigers here. Read concerns in Erie (PA) about the SeaWolves here. Read about the fight brewing in Daytona (FL) over the Tortugas here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers have taken the next step towards a new identity and announce the finalists for their new hometown name. The team now asks for fan input on the five finalist names. Fans can vote on their favorite by visiting cttigers.com. through Friday, October 18th. The new name will then be unveiled in November.
For the first time since moving to Dodd Stadium in Norwich (CT), the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) are planning to rebrand with a new team name, and they are seeking help from fans to do it. They plan to use the “Norwich” location identifier instead of Connecticut. Read more and enter names submissions here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, will take the field on Saturday, July 14th as the New England Lobster Rolls on “New England Night”. The team will wear Lobster Rolls hats and jerseys on field. Fans are encouraged to visit golobsterrolls.com for more information about the night as well as Lobster Rolls merchandise including hats, t-shirts and more.
After hearing from several speakers, including officials from the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League), the City Council voted 6-0 Monday to approve an $800,000 bond ordinance for improvements to the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium which is deemed necessary to keep the team in Norwich (CT). Read more here.
The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are proud to unveil their 2016 promotional schedule. The 2016 season kicks off at Dodd Stadium on Wednesday, June 22nd against the New York Mets affiliate the Brooklyn Cyclones at 7:05 pm. The night will feature a 2016 magnet schedule giveaway for the first 4,000 fans presented by Dime Bank in addition to post-game fireworks! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are pleased to announce the hiring of Sam Dostaler as the new Radio Broadcaster for the upcoming 2015 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Favreau as Director of Business Development. Favreau will be focusing on expanding the reach of the Tigers through advertising, group ticket, and corporate sales with an emphasis on creating strong relationships in the community. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, proudly unveil new alternate marks for the upcoming 2014 season. The logos depict mascot C.T. the Tiger and pay homage to the proud affiliation to the Detroit Tigers, the City of Norwich, as well as the State of Connecticut. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are proud to unveil the Dodd Stadium 20th anniversary season logo and announce plans for a celebration of the history of Minor League Baseball in Norwich this coming summer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a four-year extension to their Player Development Contract (PDC), guaranteeing the agreement through the 2018 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers present their Fourth Annual Octoberfest & Chili Cook-Off on October 19, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. The event is a celebration of the Northeast’s finest craft beers. Come wet your whistle at Dodd Stadium, home of the Connecticut Tigers, the Single-A New York-Penn League Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The 2013 season turned out to be one of record setting success for the Connecticut Tigers. The organization set franchise attendance records at two consecutive home games to close out an all-star summer at Dodd Stadium. Continue reading
The Single-A Connecticut Tigers this morning unveiled the logo for the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which the team is hosting at Dodd Stadium on Tuesday, August 13. To build intrigue, the Tigers shared parts of the logo with fans via the team’s Facebook page and Twitter over the past week.
Oneonta (NY) businessman Gary Laing expected to review the final contract for the sale of the summer collegiate Oneonta Outlaws (Perfect Game League) on Monday. He is buying the club from Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring, who relocated the franchise from Saratoga (NY) to Damaschke Field in 2010, after the Single-A Oneonta Tigers (New-York Penn League) split for Connecticut. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, in conjunction with the New York-Penn League, are proud to announce that the Tigers will host the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. There will be plenty of all-star festivities that will be announced over the course of the off-season leading into the 2013 calendar year. Continue reading
The Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival will take up residence at Dodd Stadium, home of the Single-A Connecticut Tigers (New York-Penn League), this summer. The four-day event will take place from Aug. 2-5, when the Tigers are on the road. This will be the first time the festival has been held at Dodd. It is expected to draw 5,000 to 10,000 bluegrassers. Read more here.
Whew, that was a close one! Not really. With all the rumblings about a possible Eastern League shakeup in the affiliation ranks, if the Double-A Binghamton Mets are sold and moved to Ottawa, a rumor surfaced that the New York Mets are interested in having their Eastern League affiliate take up residence at Dodd Stadium in Norwich (CT), the current home for the Single-A Connecticut Continue reading
The Detroit Tigers and the Single-A Connecticut Tigers (New York-Penn League) have extended their player development contract for another two years. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers have announced that after four years with the organization, General Manager Andrew Weber will be stepping down. Current Vice President of Operations, C.J. Knudsen will replace Weber as Vice President and General Manager. Eric Knighton will be promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Manager. The transition of responsibility will begin immediately and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are proud to announce Norwich Navigators Night this Saturday, as the Tigers host the Vermont Lake Monsters at 7:05 PM. Continue reading
The inaugural season for the Single-A Connecticut Tigers in Norwich (CT) was not a good one from an attendance standpoint. The team averaged 1,485 per game over 36 home dates, which amounted to half of the 100,000 fans the club hoped to draw in its first season at Dodd Stadium after relocating from Oneonta (NY). But with a full off season to market the team, the Tigers are hoping for big improvement in season Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers announced today Justin Sheinis will join the Tigers radio broadcasting team and become the new Media Relations Managers for the 2011 season. Continue reading
The Connecticut Tigers played one on the road against the Tri-City ValleyCats in Cooperstown just 22 miles from their old home in Oneonta, but apparently not too many old faithful made the trip. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Connecticut Tigers (Norwich, CT), the newest franchise from the Single-A New York-Penn League, made their home debut Saturday night in front of 3,120 at Dodd Stadium. As you recall, the Tigers relocated from Oneonta (NY) and replaced the Double-A Eastern League’s Connecticut Defenders, which moved to Richmond (VA) and became the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Read more here.
The former Oneonta Tigers received notification today from Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Connor granting permission for the New York-Penn League franchise to move from Oneonta (NY) to Norwich (CT) and Dodd Stadium. The team will be known as the Connecticut Tigers. Read more here.