Sydney Blue Sox and Cleburne Railroaders Team up

Through its website, the Sydney Blue Sox announced a cooperation with the Cleburne RailRoaders of the Independent American Association. For now the cooperation may be a bit different as you might expect. Nothing is said about the exchange of players. Perhaps that is a Pie in the Sky. For now the cooperation is more about …

West Virginia Power rebrands

Yes. It is that time of the year again. Uuuhm. Not quite. Normally, rebrandings happen after the season but apparently, the Atlantic League doesn't mind. As a result the West Virginia Power rebranded between the two games of a doubleheader against the Long Island Ducks. Minor League Baseball, even before the money grab move of …

WBSC vs European Super League Baseball. It is Deja Vu All Over Again.

A few weeks ago, the WBSC sent out an e-mail in which it warns players not to join the newly erected European Super League Baseball. According to the governing body, the new league is not sanctioned. The e-mail was sent around the time the ESLB was organizing European tryouts. With this e-mail, the WBSC wants …

New York Yankees to be Part of Staten Island Atlantic League Team Investor Group

Recently, you could read here about the likelihood of a Staten Island team joining the Atlantic League in 2022. Slowly more becomes clear about the new owner group. One of the partial owners will make your jaw drop. Richmond County Bank Ballpark, future home of the new Staten Island team in the Atlantic League According …

$1 Beer Night Brawl at Indy League Game

I guess we are used to bench clearing brawls on a baseball diamond. It doesn't happen every day, but once in a while it occurs. But a brawl between players and fans? It happened last night during a game between the Sussex County Miners and the New Jersey Jackals in the independent Frontier League. Something …

Baseball Likely to Return to Staten Island

With the Staten Island Yankees being abandoned by their MLB namesake and MLB, the borough of Staten Island lost a baseball team as the Staten Island Yankees threw the towel. But now it seems that the independent Atlantic League will return to Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the former New York-Penn League ballpark. Richmond County Bank …

“Independent” Pioneer League rebrands

As the Pioneer League will enter a new phase in its life, the league has decided to rebrand. The league presented its new logo yesterday. The Pioneer League now has a more stylized logo, showing the P of Pioneer, the year it was established and the states the teams (The Rocky Mountain Vibes and Grand …

Indy Winnipeg Goldeyes to Play in Jackson TN

Just like the Canadian teams in the Frontier League, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are the next Canadian team to face a problem due to the corona crisis. As the US/Canadian border is still closed from the Canadian side, it will be hard for the Goldeyes to play in the American Association this year. So, in order …

Kansas City Monarchs Also Present a Throwback Jersey

Through their Twitter account, the Kansas City Monarchs (former Kansas City T-Bones) presented the home and the road jersey. Little did yours truly know about a third, throwback jersey that team will wear. I had to find out through the Twitter account of Minor League Promos, that the club will sport a throwback jersey as …

Canadian Frontier League Teams Facing Tough Choices

The three Canadian teams in the Frontier League are facing some choices before the start of the upcoming season. During the owner meeting in Orlando, they got two options and they have a week to decide. Just like last year, baseball is still bothered by COVID19. As a result, the three Canadian teams in the …

Gastonia Honey Hunters unveil look for 2021

The newest team in professional baseball and one of the newest in the Atlantic League, the Gastonia Honey Hunters have unveiled their new uniforms yesterday. Nice looking uniforms with some even nicer twists. The Gaston Gazette was one of the first to show the new uniforms. The team comes up with three uniforms: An all …

Uniforms of Mavericks League trickle in

The newly established independent baseball league, the Mavericks League will contain four teams. It will be played in the ballpark of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. One of the teams is the Salem Senators of which the uniform was presented a short while ago. The name Senators refers to the capital of the State of Oregon of …

West Virginia Power joins Atlantic League

One of the teams that was left alone by its parent club recently, has found a new home. The former Pittsburgh Pirates A Full season affiliate, West Virginia Power has joined the "independent" Atlantic League. After MLB cut 40 MiLB teams to safe the MLB owners $700,000 per year, several teams took their time to …

Lexington Legends Joins Atlantic League, MLB shows its hypocrite side

The word is out. Yesterday the Lexington Legends tweeted about big news that was to be announced today. Of course the baseball fan knew it was about the future of the team. Today, in another (noisy) tweet, the club announced the league it will join. https://twitter.com/LexingtonLegend/status/1362469364935622663 With an uncertain future after the Kansas City Royals …

Michiel van Kampen Pitching Coach Boise Hawks

A move that you don't see that often. A Dutch guy who joins a professional team to become a coach. In this case, Michiel van Kampen, former relief pitcher of the Dutch national team will join the Boise Hawks. Michiel van Kampen already served as pitching coach for the Boise State University, so his new …

Pioneer League releases 2021 schedule

The "independent" Pioneer League has released its first schedule as a not affiliated league. In November last year, it was announced the league would become a partner league of MLB but it would not be part of affiliated ball anymore. The eight teams of the league will each play a 96-game schedule (20 more that …

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to Start Independent League

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, one of the MiLB teams that were kicked out of minor league baseball by MLB and former member of the Northwest League, announced today it will start an new independent baseball league. According to the team, The Mavericks Independent Baseball League as the new league will be called, will feature top level …