MLB to Take Care of Housing Costs of MiLB Players in 2022

Great news. Yesterday an Instagram post floated around the internet. The post stated that MLB would take care of the cost of housing of their MiLB players. But since Instagram posts are not really official, yours truly waited with posting about it. But now ballparkdigest.com is coming with the news, one can say it is …

Minor League Baseball Signs Deal With Marvel

Marvel and Minor League Baseball. It is not an uncommon sight. Many Minor League Clubs organize special themed nights/days on which the teams wear specialized jerseys with a Marvel theme like Captain America. But this will be more intense as Minor League Baseball and Marvel have signed a three year deal. Last week, the two …

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 …

Salem Red Sox May be Moved to Lowell

The Boston Red Sox are investigating the possibility of moving the Salem Red Sox to Lowell, the town where their former New York-Penn League affiliate was located. According to Ballpark Digest, Lowell officials have engaged a consultant to tally the costs of bringing Minor League Baseball back to LeLacheur Park, as the Boston Red Sox eye a move of the Salem …

Charlotte Knights Become Charlotte Traffic Cones

Since one MiLB club adopted an alternate identity, there hasn't been a shortage of ideas for other clubs. The latest one is the Charlotte Knights turning into the Charlotte Traffic Cones for one night. Last night, the Charlotte Traffic Cones saw the light. In a game vs Norfolk Tides, the Charlotte Knights adopted their alternate …

MLB Clubs Are Pleading Ignorance Aloud

Recently, you could read a blog post about Advocates for Minor Leaguers. In that blog post, it was mentioned how bad the Los Angeles Angels are treating their minor leaguers. A spokesman of the club stated that it was an outrage and that the club would address it...In other words, the Angels pretended like they …

Play of The Year

Once in a while you see an incredible play that deserves the nomination “play of the year.” Last night, Monte Harrison made a play like that. In last night’s game between the Charlotte Knights and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (that name should be forbidden), outfielder Monte Harrison made an incredible catch. Not only did he …

Ballparks Around The World: The Newest of Them All, ABC Supply Stadium

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to a brand new ballpark. It is even so brand new that it hasn't opened its doors yet. We are talking about ABC Supply Stadium, (near) future home of the Beloit Snappers. It can easily be said that ABC Supply Stadium saved baseball for …

Beloit Snappers Will Rebrand This Fall

Earlier this year, the Beloit Snappers put their rebranding on hold. The intention was to adopt a new name with the opening of their new ballpark. But as the construction of the ballpark was delayed, the club decided to postpone the rebrand. After twenty years or so, the club decided it was time for a …

Advocates For Minor Leaguers is Doing a Great Job

For the first time in about seventy years, the voice of minor league players is heard. For the first time there is an organization that is a champion for their rights. All this thanks to Advocates for Minor Leaguers. For decades, minor league players have been vastly underpaid. They were/are supposed to stay in shape …

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 …

M(i)LB Extends AAA Season by Ten Games

MiLB has announced it will extend the AAA season by ten games. To give these ten games some "meaning" it will be called Final Stretch and the winner of it will be rewarded a prize... The regular AAA season will end on September 19 (AAA West) and September 21 (AAA East). The champions for each …

MiLB Cities Trying to Scrape Together Money For Stadium Upgrades

The bullying of Minor League Baseball and minor league cities by MLB continues. A few weeks ago, it was announced that several minor league cities are forced to upgrade the local ballparks or their MiLB teams may lose their license. A city that is trying to find money to keep its minor league club is …

Baseball Shorts: Why the Peoria Chiefs Sport a Dalmatian as Their (Cap) Logo

In today's episode of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to the fact why the Peoria Chiefs sport a Dalmatian dog as their (cap) logo. With a name like the Chiefs, one can expect that the club from Peoria once had a native American themed logo. With the political correctness spreading like a wild fire, the …

Another MLB/MiLB travesty, part 3

For the second day in a row, there is something to write about the disgusting way MLB and its clubs are treating minor league clubs and cities. In this case the Philadelphia Phillies are the wrongdoers. In the new contract with the Phillies, the city of Reading has obliged to take care of ballpark improvements …