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 …

One of Those Wacky MiLB promotions

Minor League Baseball is known for its wacky promotions to lure fans to the ballparks. Next week, the Missoula Paddleheads will have one that includes a certain alcoholic beverage. The Missoula Paddleheads of the “independent” Pioneer League (you know, one of those leagues that that were cut by MLB to save the greedy MLB owners …

Ballparks Around the World: Las Vegas Ballpark, Summerlin NV

In this episode of "Ballparks Around the World" we pay attention to one of the newest ballparks in AAA: Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada, home of the Las Vegas Aviators. A view from the right field bleachers This episode comes rather quick after the previous one about Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Sydney, but yours …

Astros show their good side for the first time since 2017

Recently, you could read about MLB clubs leaving their minor leaguers in the cold after Manfred and co. decided that minor league players could not use the help of host families due to corona. Now one club finally has stepped up to help its minor leaguers, a club one would not expect: the Astros. Not …

“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 …

State of the Dutchies in the Minors

Finally the Minor League season has started. Normally, I tried to make an overview of where players from the Dutch Kingdom were about to play. But since I have the experience that the data before the start of the season isn't always up to date, I have decided to create this overview after Opening Day. …

Another Dutchie to start MiLB season at Low A

Slowly, MLB clubs start to present the rosters of their farm teams. Today the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Low A, Chicago Cubs) presented their opening day roster. Once again a player of the Dutch kingdom will start his season at Low A. The player we are talking about is Shendrik Apostel, yes, the brother of Sherten …

Extra costs shoved down throat of MiLB

With the upcoming Minor League season that will start Tuesday, May 4, the Minor League clubs are looking forward to it, for they will be able to generate some money again, though rather limited. But with the limited access of fans due to the pandemic, the clubs are still in danger especially thanks to additional …

Darryl Collins starts MiLB season at Low A.

Today, the Kansas City Royals presented the rosters of its farm teams. Curious where one of the biggest Dutch talents will play, yours truly checked them all. Darryl Collins will start the season at Low A. The player that calls Curaçao Neptunus his home in Dutch baseball, will play for the Columbia FireFlies on opening …

Set of rule changes in Pioneer League, says goodbye to free baseball

The now "independent" Pioneer League has announced a set of rule changes. The most eye catching is the rule that bans extra innings. The first rule change is a "check swing" appeal from the home plate umpire after the base umpire (first or third) has made a call on a check swing appeal by the …

Rhys Hoskins does what greedy MLB owners should do

Yours truly doesn't pay attention to MLB anymore, but in this case, I gladly make an exception. Earlier today, the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted an article about certain MLB clubs forcing their MiLB players at alternate training sites to pay for their housing. Also players are not allowed to stay with host families due to …

Elizabethton RiverRiders Present Home Jersey

The Elizabethton RiverRiders of the Appalachian League has presented its home jersey on Twitter. A basic but very nice jersey. Of course, the jersey is white. The fabric is a kind of mesh. The sleeves are adorned with a blue piping at the bottom but that is about it when it comes to decoration. The …