More renovations are planned for Muzzy Field, home of the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), after baseball season ends. The $1.5 million second phase of improvements for the 101-year-old ballpark include putting a new press box behind home plate, extending the roof over the first baseline grandstand and even a new Wrigley Field-style sign with the name of the park. Read more here.
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More Renovations on Tap for Muzzy Field
Blues Seek Name for Mascot
A blues-loving, zoot suit-wearing, saxophone-carrying bear has been introduced as the mascot for the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), but the character still needs a name. The team is seeking fan input. Read more here.
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Futures League Formally Adds Bristol Blues to Lineup, Logos Unveiled
The summer collegiate Futures League and the City of Bristol formally announced last week the addition of the Bristol Blues that will begin play at historic Muzzy Field in 2015. The franchise will be owned and operated by Bristol College Baseball, Inc. The ownership group includes Elliot Scheiner, a 7-time Grammy Award winner, David and Steve Lindland and Tonino Mavuli. Read more and view jerseys here.
Futures League Adds Bristol
The Bristol (CT) city park commissioners Wednesday unanimously backed a deal with the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League to use historic Muzzy Field for the next three years. One of the owners of the yet-to-be named team is seven-time Grammy winner Elliott Scheiner. Baseball veteran Rick Muntean will serve as general manager. Read more here.
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O’Keefe Named GM for ‘Mystic Schooners’
According to www.mysticbaseball.org, the name for the new New England Collegiate Baseball League team in Groton/Mystic (CT) will be known as the “Mystic Schooners.” The team’s ownership has named former Waterford High School baseball coach Jack O’Keefe as the Schooners’ general manager. Read more here. As you recall, the NECBL’s Bristol (CT) team relocated to the Groton/Mystic area after Continue reading
Impressions of a Ballpark Hunter: Discovery of a Forgotten Ballpark
Muzzy Field has been described as a forgotten ballpark, one that has slipped out of the minor league baseball conscience. If you are not looking for it, you would probably bypass it. The historic facility is well off the beaten path and seems miles from anywhere among the rolling hills and the one lane roads of Connecticut. Continue reading
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