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Whitecaps Go ‘Down Under’ Tonight

West Michigan White Caps LogoThe West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will celebrate the land Down Under Thursday night as the team takes the field in Australia-themed jerseys.  Learn more here.  Participate in the team’s jersey auction here.  Watch Men At Work Down Under video here.  We suspect we’ll see an across-the-industry encore in 2016, when the Crocodile Dundee movie celebrates its 30th anniversary.  Heads up Walla Walla Sweets (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League).  Couple this with a Walla Walla Wallabies  “What Could Have Been?” night!

West Michigan Whitecaps Australia Night

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SBJ Names Quad Cities No. 1 Minor League Market for 2015

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryThe Quad Cities, a region in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois, is the “No. 1 market in our ranking of the nation’s top minor league markets,” David Broughton of SportsBusiness Journal said in announcing the news.  Following the Quad Cities in the Top 10 are Toledo (OH), Fort Wayne (IN), Tulsa (OK), Charleston (SC), Des Moines (IA), Sioux Falls (SD), Inland Empire (CA), Hershey-Harrisburg (PA), and Grand Rapids-Comstock (MI).  Read more here.

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Agon Sports Has a Proven Plan for New Boise Ballpark

Boise Hawks LogoThe Boise Hawks’ (Single-A, Northwest League) new ownership group, Agon Sports and Entertainment, came into Boise last fall well aware of the club’s need for a new ballpark.  The group wants to mirror what it has done in Fort Wayne (IN), and what it’s about to do in North Augusta (SC), to get it done in Idaho’s capital city.  Read more here.

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Brats, Beer and…um…Beethoven?

Wisconsin Timber RattlersThe 75-piece Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra played for free at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League), on Thursday night for the “Brats, Beer and Beethoven at the Ballpark” event.  The event was a win-win for both the orchestra and the team.  Read more and watch news report here.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fox Cities Stadium Beer Brats and Beethoven

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Whitecaps Announce ‘Minion Night’

West Michigan White Caps LogoThe West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) have scheduled “Minion Night” for Tuesday, June 16.  The first 1,000 kids (12 and under) through the gates will receive a Minion youth cap.  The night of fun and games will include Despicable Me Minions wandering the concourse throughout the game.  Learn more here.

West Michigan Whitecaps Minion Night

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (Geneva, IL)

Minor League Baseball LogoKane County Cougars LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the home of the Kane County Cougars (Single-A, Midwest League).  Read more and view photos in a three-part series here, here and here.

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No Bids for Parcels Available for Development Around SB Cubs Ballpark

South Bend Cubs Primary LogoSome prime city-owned parcels around South Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League), were put up for sale Thursday, but no offers were received.  Nonetheless, city officials remain hopeful of making something big happen around the ballpark, similar to development in Fort Wayne.  Read more here.

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