Back in December, the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) launched a second name-the-mascot contest after the original name Barlee ran into trademark trouble with the Hillsboro Hops (Single-A, Northwest League), who already had a mascot named Barley. Keeping with the microbrew theme, the portly bear is now named Porter. View mascot photo here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Everett AquaSox announced today that Danny Tetzlaff has been named General Manager. Tetzlaff has been in minor league baseball for over 13 years, serving most recently as General Manager of the expansion Yakima Valley Pippins (West Coast League). He has served as both a General Manager and Assistant General Manager with several successful Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Eugene Emeralds, a Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are excited to announce a friendly wager on the upcoming College Football National Championship game between the University of Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After a successful inaugural season, the Kalamazoo Growlers will be making a name change to their beloved mascot “Barlee” due to a current dispute from Minor League Baseball and the Hillsboro Hops. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster JetHawks, class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, have intended to be sold by Peter A. Carfagna‘s ownership group to an ownership group headed by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney, both Vancouver, Canada residents and owners of the successful Vancouver Canadians, short-season affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays a member of the Northwest League. Continue reading
Brian Sloan, who has been an integral part of Single-A Everett AquaSox (Northwest League) front office for 19 years, has stepped down from his position as vice president of corporate partnerships to become the director or business development for Alexander Global Promotions in Bellevue (WA). Read more here.
Marc Johnson, a partner with Gallatin Public Affairs and long-time Idaho politico, contemplates the future of baseball in Boise (ID), now that the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) have a new owner and a new affiliation. He has no love for the previous ownership and understands the Hawks need a new ballpark to survive. He views this re-boot as the last chance for professional Continue reading