The Amarillo Globe-News interviewed long-time baseball executive John Dittrich about his time as owner and general manager of the Amarillo Gold Sox (Double-A, Texas League) back in the late 1970s/early 1980s and his thoughts about Double-A ball possibly returning to the city with a new stadium on deck. Read more here.
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It was April of 1974. I was just a 23 year-old kid fresh out of college and only weeks into my first ever baseball job as Assistant to the President of the Texas League, Bobby Bragan. Continue reading
One of the most frequent questions asked of us when people learn that we’ve spent our entire life working in professional baseball is “How did you get into the baseball business?” Well, the answer is not simple and it did not happen in a customary manner. Continue reading
With a focus on the ballpark built for the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) in 2010-2011 and the minor league baseball stadium building boom from 1993-2003, Bloomberg takes a look at a select number of ballpark projects and the promises made to taxpayers to get them built. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pulaski Mariners (Appalachian League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners) have announced the hiring of veteran husband-wife baseball management team John & Lois Dittrich to oversee team operations in Pulaski. Continue reading
Many years ago, in the mid-70’s, there was a short-lived movement afoot to bring all MLB player development activities into the “complex mode” at the various spring training sites, thus eliminating the need for an elaborate network of farm clubs scattered across the country. Continue reading
One of the numerous reasons that the affiliated minor leagues have long shunned independent professional baseball over the last 20 years is the instability of so many of the leagues. An endless stream of haphazard startups and failure-to-launch leagues has and continues to tarnish the “independent” label. Continue reading