Baseball Related Songs: “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

In today's episode of Baseball Related Songs we pay attention to one of the greatest hits of the rock band Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer. The song "Livin' on a Prayer was released on October 31, 1986. It was part of Bon Jovi's album "Slippery When Wet." The album itself was released in August of …

Fortitudo Bologna signs Alex Rodriguez

The title of this blog post may sound very sensational but the reigning Italian champion did not sign A-Rod, they signed Curaçaoan first baseman Alexander Rodriguez who spent several years in the minor league systems of the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays. The 25-year old first baseman started his professional career with the Colorado …

Rockies and Tourists extend affiliation

The Colorado Rockies and its A Full Season affiliate Asheville Tourists announced they have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2020 season. The two teams are affiliated since 1994, one year after the Rockies debuted in MLB. Since their affiliation with the Rockies, the Tourists have won two Sally League (South Atlantic League) …

Several MLB clubs to celebrate anniversary in 2018

The Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays will celebrate an anniversary this season.  The Marlins will celebrate their 25th season and the Rays their 20th. But next to these two clubs, the Rockies (also 25) and the Diamondbacks (20) will also celebrate a milestone. With the firesale fresh in their memory, it is likely …

Rockies and Yard Goats extend PDC

The Colorado Rockies and the Hartford Yard Goats (AA Eastern League) have extended their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. Both franchises have been cooperating since 2015. Of course, representatives of both clubs exchanged pleasantries. “We are delighted to extend our affiliation with the Colorado Rockies,” Yard Goats President Tim Restall said. “The Yard …

Two A short season teams extend PDC

It is that time of the year again. The time in which MLB clubs start looking for a PDC extension with their farm teams or even jump ships to another MiLB team. Yesterday, two MLB clubs extended the PDC with their A short season farm clubs. The Colorado Rockies extended the existing PDC with the …

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 …

Rockies extend PDC with Isotopes

The Colorado Rockies have extended the player development contract with their AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes with two more years. The current contract will expire in 2018 so the new deal will link the two through the 2020 season. The two clubs are in the third year of the cooperation that was signed in 2015. “The …

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 …

Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

As one of the few Dutchie free agents, Jair Jurrjens has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Only four days after the World Baseball Classic, the pitcher from Curacao signed a deal with an MLB organization. Jair Jurrjens was still without a club after he was released by the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions …

Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens is currently participating in the spring training camp of team Kingdom of the Netherlands in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Apparently, scouts of the Kansas City Royals liked what they saw and thus, Jurrjens received an invitation for a tryout. The former All-Star pitched in a session in front …

Rockies and JetHawks team up

Even though the teams did not make an official announcement, the Colorado Rockies and the Lancaster JetHawks (A Advanced, California League) signed a player development contract as new partners. The JetHawks sent out a tweet about the new PDC earlier today. The strange thing is that on their website, the club is still marked as …

Sky High Brewers affiliation news

Just when I finished my previous blogpost about the extension of the PDC between the Giants and the GreenJackets, the next announcement comes in.  The Colorado Springs SkySox (AAA, Pacific Coast League) and the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their player development contract with two years. The contract will run through the 2018 season. Since 2015, …

David Dahl makes his presence felt

Not so long ago, David Dahl was still playing with the Albuquerque Isotopes before he was called up to Denver to join the Colorado Rockies. But after his call up, Dahl hit safely in sixteen games. With those sixteen consecutive games with at least one basehit, he tied the Rockies club record of Juan Pierre. Today …

Record of consecutive games hitting streak remains Joltin’ Joe’s

With the 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Jackie Bradley's 29-game hitting streak ended as the 26-year old center fielder of the Boston Red Sox went 0 for 4. With this win, the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak and the Red Sox ended an four-game winning streak. In the last thirty games Bradley jr. …

New Orleans to rebrand in 2017

Since their move from Denver in 1993, the New Orleans Zephyr always used the name of the club that moved from Denver, when the Rockies became the city's MLB representative. The Zephyr was a train in the Colorado area and that name was adopted by the Denver Bears in 1985. Before the team moved to …

Jim Leyland to guide team USA in 2017 WBC announced today that former manager, Jim Leyland will be at the helm of team USA during the World Baseball Classic in 2017. It will be the first time since the 2013 ALCS that Leyland will guide a team. In that year the Tigers fell to the Boston Red Sox. As a manager, Leyland has …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Roger Bernadina

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

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