On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.” This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it. But then a funny thing happened. Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.
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Lou DiBella, after taking over as Biscuits owner Thursday afternoon, promises a changed environment at Riverwalk Stadium. Read more and watch video here.
Crosswalks and pedestrian areas are being expanded around Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League). Plans call for construction of a giant baseball, 25 feet in diameter, at the center of a turn about near the ballpark. Read more and view photos here.
Thursday night, the Huntsville (AL) city council members took the first step toward giving Joe Davis Stadium, the former home of the Huntsville Stars (Double-A, Southern League), a new life by approving a study to look into whether the old stadium can become a 10,000-seat entertainment space. Read more here.
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are putting the final touches on their roster for their opening homestand, signing Sgt. Scampi, from K9s For Warriors, as the team’s bat dog for a designated half inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season. Read press release here. Read about second mascot unveiling here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons are excited to announce that Regions Field will host the 2018 Southern League All-Star Game. The Barons, in partnership with Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Wetumpka and the Southern League, will put on multiple events to welcome the best and brightest stars of the Southern League to the Magic City. Continue reading