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MiLB.com’s Ben Hill Reviews Favorite Minor League Logos

After covering everything from food to mascots to people to ballparks to views to stadium features, today the “Ben’s Best” article series concludes with one of Minor League Baseball’s most frequent conversation topics: logos.  Read more here.

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Best MiLB Ballpark Features

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the best unique ballpark features at each level of Minor League Baseball.  Read more and view photos here.

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Benjamin Hill Shares Favorite MiLB Food Items for Each Level of Play

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at his favorite ballpark foods at each level of Minor League Baseball during the 2018 season.  Read more and view photos here.

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’ – 2018 Season Preview

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions for the 2018 season in affiliated ball, including promos across the minor-league landscape celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot movie, four teams giving NASA some love, and five teams taking on temporary names to pay tribute to popular regional food items.  Read more here.

“The Beast” bobblehead on Aug. 20, Richmond Flying Squirrels

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Mistaken Identities in the Minors

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the numerous instances of customers who mistake a minor league team for some other entity, like the West Virginia Power (Single-A, South Atlantic League) being confused for an actual power company.  Read more here.  At BallparkBiz.com, people confuse us for actual team front offices all the time.  It’s really puzzling.  If you know how to use the Internet, it shouldn’t be that difficult to figure out.

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MiLB Year In Review

Minor League Baseball LogoFrom road trips to promotions, MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the year that was in Minor League Baseball.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)

Minor League Baseball LogoCarolina Mudcats LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Five County Stadium, home of the Carolina Mudcats (Single-A, Carolina League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Batting Around Possible Moves in the Affiliated Ranks

Minor League Baseball LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the possible relocations and new stadiums for affiliated clubs in his latest issue of “Batting Around.”  Read more here.

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of September 2 – September 8, including “Football Kickoff Night” with “Deflated Football Giveaway” (Trenton Thunder), “Roaring ’20s Night” (Hickory Crawdads), and “Pedro Fedora Giveaway” (Jacksonville Suns).  Read more here.

Deflated football giveaway, Trenton Thunder Facebook photo

Football Kickoff Night, Trenton Thunder Facebook photo

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Zephyr Field (New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans Zephyrs LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Zephyr Field, home of the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more and view photos in a three-part series here, here and here.

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of August 19 – August 25, including “Awkward Family Photo Night” (Fresno Grizzlies), the “Taco Truck Throwdown” (Inland Empire 66ers), and “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” with “Bobble Boobs” giveaway (Charleston RiverDogs).  Read more here.

Inland Empire 66ers Taco Truck Throwdown

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of August 12 – August 18, including a tribute to the Indianapolis Clowns (Indianapolis Indians), “AHHH-nold Night” with Arnold Schwarzenegger bobble bicep giveaway (Lake Elsinore Storm), and “Oil Field Weekend” with crude-splattered jerseys (Midland RockHounds).  Read more here.

Midland Rock Hound Oil Field Weekend

 

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of July 29 – August 4, including an appearance by Punxsutawney Phil with Groundhog Day clips and bobblehead giveaway (Altoona Curve), “Pirate Night” with eye patch world record attempt (Tri-City ValleyCats), “Back Hair Appreciation Day” (Bowie Baysox).  Read more here.

Bowie Baysox Back Hair Appreciation

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Tyler Maun takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of July 22 – July 28, including a tribute to historic Civic Stadium (Eugene Emeralds) recently burned to the ground by fire, “Dukes Retro Night” (Albuquerque Isotopes), and “Forget Your Ex Night” (Lake Elsinore Storm).  Read more here.

Albuquerque Isotopes Dukes Night

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of July 8 – June 14, including the “Post-Game Stunt Spectacular” with stuntman Ted Batchelor running the bases on fire (Norfolk Tides), “Grateful Dead Night” with tie-dyed team jerseys (Tennessee Smokies), and a throwback “Reno Silver Sox Weekend” with jersey giveaway (Reno Aces).  Read more here.

Tennessee Smokies Grateful Dead Night

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of July 1 – June 7, including “Salute to Seinfeld Night II” with Little Jerry bobblehead giveaway and Kenny Bania appearance (Brooklyn Cyclones), “Swinging Teddy Bobblehead Giveaway’ (Frisco RoughRiders), and “A Night in the Neighborhood” with special Mister Rogers’  cardigan sweater-inspired jerseys (Altoona Curve).  Read more here.

Brooklyn Cyclones Salute to Seinfeld Night 2

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of June 24 – June 30, including “Zombie Apocalypse Night” (Inland Empire 66ers), “Halfway to Christmas Night” with Mike Trout snow globe giveaway (Cedar Rapids Kernels), and “A Salute to American Muscle Military Appreciation Night” with Albert Belle Bobble Bicep giveaway (Akron RubberDucks).  Read more here.

Cedar Rapids Kernels Mike Trout Snow Globe

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of June 17 – June 23, including rival-smacking “Grumpy Cat Night #Wackramento” (Fresno Grizzlies), Willie Nelson bobblehead giveaway (Round Rock Express), “Game Show Night” with Pat Sajak bobblehead giveaway (Frederick Keys), and “Caddyshack Night” featuring Danny Noonan.  Read more here.

Frederick Keys Pat Sajak Bobblehead

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of June 10 – June 16, including “Full House Night” with themed jerseys (Frisco RoughRiders), “Live from Fort Wayne, It’s Saturday Night!” tribute with (more) cowbell giveaway (Fort Wayne TinCaps), and “Kids Take Over the Ballpark Day” (Salem Red Sox).  Read more here.

Frisco RoughRiders Full House Jerseys

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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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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

Filling in for MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill, MiLB.com contributor Ashley Marshall takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of June 3 – June 9, including “Social Media Night” (West Michigan Whitecaps), the transformation of Chukchansi Park into “Jurassic Ballpark” (Fresno Grizzlies), and a tribute to the Myrtle Beach Hurricanes (Myrtle Beach Pelicans).  Read more here.

West Michigan Whitecaps Social Media Night

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 27 – June 2, including the 20th annual “Rickwood Classic” at Rickwood Field (Birmingham Barons), “Bromance Night” (Charleston RiverDogs), and “LEGO Night Is Awesome” with special jerseys (Fort Wayne TinCaps).  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Historic Dodgertown/Holman Stadium (Vero Beach, FL)

Minor League Baseball LogoVero BeachMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Historic Dodgertown/Holman Stadium, the former spring-training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and former regular-season home of the Vero Beach Devil Rays/Dodgers (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos in a two-part series here and here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter, FL)

Jupiter HammerheadsMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Roger Dean Stadium, home of the Jupiter Hammerheads (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos in a three-part series here, here and here.

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 20 – May 26, including “David Letterman Appreciation Night” (Lakewood BlueClaws), “Redneck Night IV” (West Virginia Power), and “Star Wars Night” with CHAMP-Vader BobbleWaist giveaway (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders).  Read more here.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders CHAMP-Vader Bobble Waist

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (Dunedin, FL)

Dunedin Blue JaysMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, home of the Dunedin Blue Jays (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos in a three-part series here, here, and here.

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This Week’s ‘Promo Preview’

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 13 – May 19, including the “1K Beer Run” (Bowie Baysox), a total raising of the “Star Wars Night” bar with C-3PO-themed jerseys…er…FULL BLOWN UNIS! (Durham Bulls), and the “Negro Leagues Tribute” game (Charlotte Knights).  Read more here.

Charlotte Knights Negro Leagues Tribute Game

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Steinbrenner Field (Tampa, FL)

Tampa Yankees LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Steinbrenner Field, home of the Tampa Yankees (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos in a two-part series here and here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: McKechnie Field (Bradenton, FL)

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited McKechnie Field, home of the Bradenton Marauders (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Minoring in Business Hands Out Inaugural ‘Bizzies’

Minor League Baseball LogoOn the heels of the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill has announced his inaugural Minoring in Business Awards or “Bizzies” for 2014, based on his extensive ballpark travels during the 2014 season.  Categories include Best Fun Zone Attraction, Best Between-Inning On-Field Attraction, Best Between-Inning Mascot Race, Best Fan, Best Ballpark Snack, Best Toilet, Best Team T-Shirt, and Best Launch-A-Ball.  Read more and view photos here.

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A Tour of the Baseball Winters Meetings Trade Show

Baseball Winter Meetings 2014 LogoSo, you couldn’t make it out to the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego (CA)?  MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill provides us all with a virtual tour of the annual Trade Show, where over 200 vendors peddle their wares to industry buyers.  Read more and watch video report here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 3MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill wrapped up his “On the Road” series this past season with a visit to PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dutchess Stadium (Wappingers Falls, NY)

Hudson Valley Renegades LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Dutchess Stadium, home of the Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium (Troy, NY)

Tri City Valley Cats Secondary LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Joseph L. Bruno Stadium (“The Joe”), home of the Single-A Tri-City ValleyCats (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Falcon Park (Auburn, NY)

Auburn Doubledays LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Falcon Park, home of the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: NBT Bank Stadium (Syracuse, NY)

Syracuse Chiefs Secondary Logo SmallMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited NBT Bank Stadium, home of the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo, NY)

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Coca-Cola Field, home of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Jerry Uht Park (Erie, PA)

Erie SeaWolves New Full LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Jerry Uht Park, home of the Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Diethrick Park (Jamestown, NY)

Jamestown Jammers LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, home of the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Frontier Field (Rochester, NY)

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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