Lexington Legends Adopt New Moniker

Two years after the club was cut from affiliated ball by MLB, the Lexington Legends have adopted a new identity. Currently playing in the Atlantic League (Indy), the team has named itself the Lexington Counter Clocks. Just like the name Legends, the new moniker relates to the horse racing, which Lexington is (world) famous for. …

Mudcats on The Move?

The Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Carolina Mudcats have signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Wilson, NC. Nothing is engraved in stone yet but with MLB's demand of upgrading the Mudcats'facility in Zebulon, this step may be a serious one. Since 1991, the Mudcats have been playing in Five County …

Julian Rip Joins Braves’ Organization, But Not as a Player

On his LinkedIn account, former Dutch hoofdklasse player Julian Rip announced he will join the organization of the Atlanta Braves. In the blog post below, you can read in what capacity. Julian Rip was always one of the talented young players in Dutch baseball. Eventually, he went to the USA to try his luck as …

Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Ogden Raptors

This series is inspired by the must read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them.In this episode of “Personal Stories …

Justice!!! MLB Settles in Lawsuit Filed by Minor Leaguers

Major League Baseball announced it will pay $185 million to Minor Leaguers after settling in a federal class-action lawsuit filed by Minor League players who sought for minimum-wage and overtime violations by teams. For decades, MLB hid behind the Antitrust exemption, which allowed them not to pay Minor Leaguers during spring training, extended spring training, …

Field of Dreams Will Also Host an MiLB Game

Last year, the Field of Dreams site in Dyersville, Iowa, hosted an MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. This year, the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will face each other on August 11. But a prelude will be played on August 9, when two Minor League teams will …

Frontier League Presents New Logo

The independent Frontier League, founded in 1993, has presented a new logo. One of the premier indy leagues is home to sixteen teams divided into two divisions and will serve as an MLB "partner" league for the second season. According to its website," the new Frontier League logo, created by Brian Gundell Design, features patriotic …

Old League Names Return to Minor League Baseball

In the past year, the various leagues in Minor League Baseball had sterile names like AAA-West, and AAA-East) after MLB took over in a money grab move. Today, MiLB/MLB announced that the old names will return for the 2022 season. At the same time, a new logo for the Pacific Coast League was presented. In …

It’s The Sugar Land Space Cowboys For 2022

Last week, the Sugar Land Skeeters (AAA, Houston Astros) announced it would change its name into Sugar Land Space Cowboys. The name, of course, is more fitting to the Houston area because of the western history but also due to the space industry. Today, the club presented its new logo and merch for 2022. And …

Yankees Allegedly Cut Ties With Staten Island Namesake Due to Temporary Name

According to the New York Post, and if they write about it it must be true 😉 , the New York Yankees cut the ties with the Staten Island Yankees (former low A affiliate) because of the temporary moniker the farm team used. Through the years since 2018, the SI Yankees adopted a temporary moniker …

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 …

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