TinCaps extend PDC and have special promotion

The Fort Wayne TinCaps and the San Diego Padres have extended their Player Development Contract with two years. The new extension will stretch the affiliation between the two ball clubs to twenty-two years. The affiliation with the Padres dates back to 1999 when the team sported the Fort Wayne Wizards moniker. The history of the …

Staten Island Yankees become PizzaRats

It was a matter of time. After the name-the-team contest was halted, the team needed to opt for a name sooner or later. With an overwhelming vote, New Yorkers voted for the moniker PizzaRats. But... the team will adopt the name for only five games: June 23rd, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and August …

A promotion that fuels the rivalry

The AAA Pawtucket Red Sox will have a promotion that fuels the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. It is all based on the bench-clearing brawl that was sparked by Tyler Austin's slide at second base and the brushback pitch by Joe Kelly. In that particular game between the two hated …

Orignal themed jersey by Jumbo Shrimp

With all the food-themed promotions many minor league clubs will have during the upcoming season, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will have a refreshing and original one. To celebrate Scrabble's 70h anniversary, the team will wear Scrabble-themed jerseys and hats on July 15.  During a "Words with fans night", the North American Scrabble champion will try to …

Another food-themed promotion in MiLB

Food-themed promotions are hot. Another club joined a string of clubs who decided to name themselves after food. The next in line is the Wisconsin TimberRattlers who will honor the German heritage of Wisconsin on June 9 when they host the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Even though it is getting less original when every club is …

Another food themed promotion in MiLB

With many Minor League clubs having a food-themed promotion, the Omaha StormChasers are doing the same. On June 9, the AAA farm team of the Kansas City Royals will adopt the name Omaha Runzas as they name themselves after a typical Nebraskan snack. A Runza is a warm bun stuffed with peppery beef, wilted cabbage, …

Hartford Yard Goats become Steamed Cheeseburgers

Through the years, naming teams after a food has become a great source of income for Minor League teams. The newest example is the Hartford Yard Goats, who will adopt the name Steamed Cheeseburgers for one day. It all started a few years ago with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs adopting the Bacon USA moniker. Swiftly …

Colorado Springs SkySox go out with a bang

The Colorado Springs SkySox, the AAA farm team of the Milwaukee Brewers in the Pacific Coast League, are in their, what's called lame duck season. After the 2018 season, the club will move to San Antonio. Their final season will be also the celebration of 45 years of professional baseball in Colorado Springs. The SkySox' …

RiverDogs release anniversary logo with a different touch

Next season, the Charleston RiverDogs will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Yesterday the single A team of the New York Yankees released the anniversary logo. But it is not quite how one would expect it would look like. The anniversary logo doesn't show the dog that is in the main logo. Instead, it shows a collar …

Four MiLB clubs to play during the eclipse

Unless you have been living underneath a rock, you will have read there will be a solar eclipse in the United States today. Minor League Baseball wouldn't be Minor League Baseball when there would not be teams promoting this eclipse. Four teams will play during today's eclipse. Those four are in the path of totality. …

Bowie BaySox rename themselves, Bowie BaySox (for one night)

The Bowie BaySox announced they will rename themselves the Bowie BaySox on Friday, July 28 in a game vs the Akron Aeros. This as a part of a David Bowie promotion... This promotion is held for the second year in a row. This promotion is held to honor the legendary British rock star, David Bowie. As …

Bob Ross night with Daytona Tortugas

Some of the older readers may remember him. Bob Ross. The painter with his own TV show in which he painted landscapes with just a few brushstrokes (happy little trees). The Daytona Tortugas (A-Advanced Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in the Florida State League) will have a Bob Ross night in order to honor the late painter …

Spokane Indians to help Redband Trout

The Spokane Indians (A-Short Season affiliate of the Texas Rangers) will wear a special uniform in an attempt to help the Redband Trout, whose numbers are dwindling, rally back in the Spokane River. Five times this season the team will don Redband Trout themed jerseys: July 8, 27, August 8, 19 and September 2. In …

BabyCakes has most popular cap/logo

In the Logomania contest, a contest organized by New Era, the New Orleans BabyCakes ran away with the best cap/logo. The former New Orleans Zephyrs rebranded in the 2016/2017 offseason and adopted the name BabyCakes. In the contest, two of the teams with the most ridiculous names (New Orleans BabyCakes and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp) …

Tourists and IronPigs sport special jerseys on Thursday

Once again two Minor League clubs will wear special jerseys as part of a promotion. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, the Asheville Tourists and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear special themed jerseys which will be auctioned for charity after the game. The Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies A Full Season affiliate) will adopt the name Asheville …

Ode to (Simpsons’) Springfield in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will have a tribute to Springfield promotion on June 29 when they take on the Albuquerque Isotopes. With this promotion, the Grizzlies will wear the Simpsons based jerseys with drawings in the style of the cartoon series. Likely it is no coincidence the Grizzlies are wearing these jerseys as they take on …

Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers?

Naming baseball teams after food for one day is becoming a trend. Of course, the first team that was named after food are the Montgomery Biscuits. But since the Fresno Grizzlies adopted their Fresno Tacos moniker, more and more teams are adopting a food moniker for one day. The next team who is adopting a …

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