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: …

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Pakistan no match for Brazil

Thursday, September 22, the fourth Qualifier of the World Baseball Classic teed off in Brooklyn. The home field of the Brooklyn Cyclones, MCU Park, serves as the arena of this four day tournament.  The participants are Israel, Great Britain, Brazil and Pakistan. With Coney Island in the backdrop of the ballpark, Pakistan and Brazil played …

Brooklyn Cyclones commemorates gross series from the 90s

The Brooklyn Cyclones will have another promotional night with which they will wear specialized jerseys and hats. Tonight's theme will be Ren and Stimpy, the 90s cartoon of Nickelodeon. As far as I can remember it, the cartoon was rather gross at times. The Ren and Stimpy jersey will feature the face of Stimpy with …

Brooklyn Cyclones to be named Coney Island Franks

Yes, the Brooklyn Cyclones will change their name into Coney Island Franks. But.... don't worry, it is only for one night. It is a similar promotion like the Fresno Grizzlies (Fresno Tacos) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks). This promotion will be held on July 3rd, one day before the  world series of competitive …

More silly jerseys in MiLB

Recently you could read a blog post about silly jerseys that will be worn in the Minors throughout 2016. Recently two clubs came up with more jerseys which are designed around a theme night. First of all the New Hampshire FisherCats use the upcoming presidential elections for a themed  night. Of course New Hampshire is …

Staten Island Yankees will get new impulse

When the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets A Short Season affiliate) joined the New York - Penn League in 1999, the Cyclones were an instant success. The Yankees on their turn not so.... The promotion of the team to the New York - Penn League was promising. People would flock into Richmond County …

Talking about silly MiLB promotions

I have written several times that Minor League Baseball is not about winning, especially for the Minor League clubs. Main goal for the clubs is to attract as many fans as possible with between inning games, give aways and weird promotions. Well, the last couple of weeks several club have given a preview of those …

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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