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 …

New Ballpark Beloit Snappers Not Ready In Time

The new ballpark that saved the Beloit Snappers for affiliated baseball, will not be ready before the start of the High A season. So the Snappers will start the season at their old ballpark Pohlman Field. The Snappers were one of the 42 clubs that were on the chopping block when MLB first presented its …

Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: B

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. This time the letter B.  B: …

Minor League Baseball about to fall for the con artists of MLB

According to Baseball America, there will be a video conference between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball on Wednesday. According to the baseball magazine, a source with insight into the thinking of both parties, MLB and MiLB have already agreed on a number of the major outstanding issues regarding the contraction of 42 MiLB …

Future of Beloit Snappers in doubt

After two months of service, the president of the Beloit Snappers, Mark Mascharka, has stepped down from the position, leaving the board of directors of the club with a challenge to guide the future of the club. The ballpark of the Snappers, Pohlman Field is in bad shape, even this bad that it needs to …

Lots of PDC news

Because of my stay at the European Baseball Championship, I have missed quite some moves regarding several extensions of player development contracts. Yesterday, September 11 was the deadline to extend player development contracts, so in the last couple of days there have been a lot of signings at the eleventh hour. Five extensions have been …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Oakland Athletics

Another short edition of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time: Number of Dutchies: 1 Shawn Duinkerk: The 21-year old Aruban native, Shawn Duinkerk, played his first professional game in 2011 with the DSL Athletics. In that year he only played nine games in which he batted a modest .129. The A's signed Shawn …

Dutchies in the minor leagues: Saturday, May 2

AA At AAA level two of the three Dutchies were on the DL (Roger Bernadina and Jair Jurrjens), but Roger Bernadina played his first game since his stay on the DL yesterday. Roger Bernadina went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout. So he contributed in a big …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Thursday April 16

For most of the Dutchies in the minors it was a bad day. Many of them didn't see the ball well. AAA The Tacoma Rainiers needed eleven innings to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1. Roger Bernadina went 0 for 2 but did draw two walks. AA Randolph Oduber got a pinch hit appearance for the …

A bit more of Minor League affiliation news

Some more news about PDC extensions or about new PDC contracts. A Full Season: The Cubs Midwest League affiliate in South Bend will be called the South Bend Cubs. What a lack of inspiration here. Was it really too hard to think of a new name that is related to the area? More news from …

Origin of Minor League team names: B

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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