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Can-Am League Teams Get in the ‘Game’

The Sussex County Miners and New Jersey Jackals (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) are celebrating the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones with special jerseys.  Of course, these are not the first and only teams to capitalize on the phenomenon.   The Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for example, actually hosted the show’s creator in 2015.  And lets not forget about MLB’s promo video from last season.

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Grand Opening Saturday for Skylands Stadium Sports Academy

Champions Way Sports Academy, a 17,000-square-foot training facility operating in coordination with the Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League), will hold its grand opening from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the Skylands Stadium Event Center.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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New Amenities Added to Skylands Stadium, New GM Takes the Reins

Visitors to Skylands Stadium for the upcoming season of Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) baseball will notice several renovations or additions to the complex, from field and concourse improvements to special promotions during games.  Read more here.  Taking the reins this year as the team’s new GM is 24-year-old Justin Ferrarella.  Read more here.

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Miners Promote Ferrarella to GM

The Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) have promoted 24-year-old Justin Ferrarella from operations manager to general manager.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

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Front Office Changes in Store for Miners

Sussex County MinersAfter a two-year stint with the Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League), general manager Dave Chase has moved on.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Miners Sign-On for Three More Seasons

Sussex County MinersAl Dorso, owner of the Sussex County Miners and Skylands Stadium in Frankford Township (NJ), will soon sign a new three-year contract with the Can-Am League that will keep the Miners on the Skylands diamond through the 2019 season.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Star Wars Nights Across the Minor League Baseball Universe

Star WarsEvery team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:

“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.”  Read more and watch videos here.

Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations:  New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).

The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036

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