Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: A

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. A Aberdeen IronBirds: The name “IronBirds” …

Sicnarf Loopstok to start 2018 at AA

Sicnarf Loopstok, the player who won the MiLB moniker madness once, will start the 2018 season at a higher level than the previous season. The Cleveland Indians sent him to the AA Akron RubberDucks. Last season, Sicnarf (Francis reversed) played at A-Advanced level with the Lynchburg Hillcats. The 24-year old Aruban was used as a …

PDC news from Cleveland and Seattle

You may start to think that this PDC news is never coming to an end but probably we’re nearing the end since during the last two seasons several player development contracts have been extended meanwhile. Anyhow, there is news regarding extensions of player development contracts from Cleveland and Seattle. The Cleveland Indians have extended their …

If crazy jerseys won’t draw you to the ballpark, maybe this food will

A couple of days ago I wrote two articles on weird promotions / silly jerseys. Minor League clubs do everything possible to make the fans come to their stadium. But if these promotions and jerseys won't draw fans, maybe this food will. At the time of writing, it is around dinner time in the Netherlands; …

Origin of Minor League team names: A

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

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