Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: C

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: C Carolina Mudcats: …

Baseball related songs: “The cheap seats” by Alabama

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to the song "The cheap seats" of the American country music group Alabama. The song is the third track of their album Cheap Seats. The song "The cheap seats" is completely about minor league baseball. It is about a town not big enough for MLB …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Another new minor league team name

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp  wasn't the only team to unveil its new name today. The Texas Rangers A Advanced affiliate in Kinston NC, previously known as the High Desert Mavericks, did the same. After a name the team contest fans could choose from five names: Hogzillas, HamHawks, Eagles, Shaggers and Wood Ducks. Most of the …

Milwaukee signs deal with Mudcats

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed a two year player development contract that will link both clubs to each other through the 2018 season. The Brewers were one of two MLB clubs that still had not signed a PDC with an A Advanced club. Their former A Advanced affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees moved to central …

Braves sign PDC with new organization

With the Atlanta Braves almost unwanted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, the team was looking for an other facility and thus for a new partnership with a minor league team. They found that team in the former Brevard County Manatees, who moved to Central Florida and will play at the Osceola County …

Albies appointed to Rome again

Despite his great performance during MLB Spring Training camp, the Braves have sent Ozhaino Albies to their A Full Season affiliate once agian. Albies spent the entire season with the Rome Braves where he played 98 games and collected 122hits at bats in 394 at bats (.310), 21 doubles and 8 triples. Ozhaino committed 17 errors …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: New York Yankees

I have been looking forward to do this one. Not only because it is about my favorite team but most of all because it is about my favorite  player on that team by far. Today in "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization":       Number of Dutchies: 1 Didi Gregorius: Didi Gregorius has the very same …

Another reshuffling of minor league clubs at hand?

Suns to Spotsylvania County? The Hagerstown Suns (former club of Dutchie Spencer Kieboom) are in the attention of Spotsylvania County. A proposed ballpark deal with Fredericksburg fell through, so the team is looking for a new place to move to. Eventhough Hagerstown has made a proposal, the Suns favored Fredericksburg's offer. But now the deal …

Mudcats to cancel series vs the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Maybe you have read that the bus of the Carolina Mudcats got off he road tipped and landed on it's side, causing injuries to seven people that needed to be treated in hospital. After a few days the team has decided to let the others to be checked and to let them receive additional medical …

Final Minor League affiliation news

With the Braves signing a new PDC with the Carolina Mudcats , the complete Minor League affiliation landscape is set. The only team that remains without a PDC is the High Desert Mavericks, but since the Texas Rangers haven't been able to make a deal with the Mudcats, they are expected to sign a two …

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 …

Origins of Minor League team names: C

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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