Darryl Collins starts MiLB season at Low A.

Today, the Kansas City Royals presented the rosters of its farm teams. Curious where one of the biggest Dutch talents will play, yours truly checked them all. Darryl Collins will start the season at Low A. The player that calls Curaçao Neptunus his home in Dutch baseball, will play for the Columbia FireFlies on opening …

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: …

Mets and FireFlies extend PDC

The New York Mets and the Columbia FireFlies announced the extension of their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. Both franchises have been linked to each other since 2007 when the FireFlies still operated as the Savannah SandGnats. FireFlies team President John Katz stated that the club was very excited to extend the relationship with …

Mets gamble on big crowds with spring training

Yesterday the New York Mets announced the names of their spring training invitees. To be honest, I didn't know most of them but the one person I know doesn't deserve this invitation at all. It is clear that the Mets want to draw big crowds at St. Lucie with Tim Tebow on their Grapefruit League …

Four MiLB clubs to play during the eclipse

Unless you have been living underneath a rock, you will have read there will be a solar eclipse in the United States today. Minor League Baseball wouldn't be Minor League Baseball when there would not be teams promoting this eclipse. Four teams will play during today's eclipse. Those four are in the path of totality. …

Tim Tebow big hit for Fireflies

Recently you could read here that former quarterback of the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, would be added to the roster of the Columbia Fireflies (A Full Season affiliation of the New York Mets in the South Atlantic League) and that the team could expect a lot of extra fans. If the …

Columbia Fireflies can count on a lot of fans

The Columbia Fireflies will have a lot of extra fans visiting their ballpark. Why? Well, the New York Mets assigned former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to their A Full Season affiliation. The New York Mets announced today that Tebow will be sent to the Sally League team. According to Mets manager Terry Collins, nobody is …

My top ten of Minor League jerseys

After posts about my favorite MLB caps, MiLB caps and MLB jersey, it is time to post my ten favorite Minor League jerseys (past and present). 10. Spokane Indians alternate jersey The Spokane Indians are the A Short Season affiliation of the Texas Rangers. The club honors the local Salish tribe with a jersey that …

Columbia Fireflies unveil uniforms

After the Columbia Fireflies presented their new caps (all glow in the dark), it took a while before they unveiled their new uniforms. But yesterday the moment was finally there. The home jersey will be white with navy piping and will be carrying the word Firefles in grey/silver and with a navy lining/background. Yellow curved …

SandGnats to be named Fireflies in 2016

The Savannah SandGnats will move to Columbia SC next season. The team from the owner Hardball Capital, which also owns the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Salem RedSox and the Chattanooga Lookouts, will be called the Columbia Fireflies. The New York Mets affiliate will play in Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia starting in April, …

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