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Growlers Rename Mascot After Barlee/Barley Dispute with Hops

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadBack 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.

Kalamazoo Growlers Porter

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AquaSox Name New GM

Everett AquaSox LogoPRESS 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

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Ems, Clippers Make College Football Wager

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchColumbus Clippers LogoPRESS 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

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Growlers Lose ‘Barlee’ Name to MILB, Launch New Name-the-Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS 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

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Vancouver Canadians Ownership to Purchase Lancaster JetHawks

Lancaster JetHawks LogoPRESS 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

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19-Year Front Office Veteran Says Goodbye to AquaSox

Everett AquaSox LogoBrian 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.

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Last Chance for Baseball in Boise?

Boise Hawks LogoMarc 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

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