Season 2 of IFC’s Brockmire premiered last night, April 25, with the show shifting ballpark locales for 2018. Season 1 saw Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA), serve as the home for the fictional Morristown (PA) Frackers. Read more here. Learn about the Brockmire series and watch trailer here. The New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) are joining in the fun:
Construction of Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin (NV) is underway and on track for next season. Read more and view photos here. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) ownership has announced that it will rebrand the team with a name change for the 2019 season. Read more and watch news report here. Learn about the “Name the Team Sweepstakes” here. Submit your name choice here.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers and COOP Ale Works have announced a partnership for the 2018 season, bringing a beer garden and COOP beers throughout Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Read more here. View press release here.
On the eve of Opening Day, the Round Rock Express (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) revealed their full lineup of specialty jerseys coming to Dell Diamond in 2018. The E-Train will rock six different specialty looks over the course of 19 home games this season. Read more here.
The Iowa Cubs (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) 50th season is just around the corner and with it comes an exciting lineup of promotions. This year’s fun includes timeless fan favorites, unique giveaways and much more. Read more here. The I-Cubs also have a new sandwich. Read more here.
Rick Sweet, the skipper of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), thinks Triple-A baseball could eventually find its way back to Colorado Springs (CO), particularly if MLB expands to 32 teams. As most already know, the Sky Sox are relocating to San Antonio (TX) after this season, and the Helen Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League) will relocate to fill the void at Security Service Field. Read more here.
Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), will host the Seattle Sounders FC 2 (United Soccer League) for 17 games this season, starting Friday, March 16. A mobile pitching mound makes hosting soccer possible. Read more and watch video here.