Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Columbus Clippers Alternate

This series is inspired by the must-read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them.In today's episode of "Personal Stories About Ballcaps," …

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: …

International League PDC extensions

Yesterday, two AAA farm teams announced the extension of their PDC with the parent clubs. Both PDC were extended with two years through the 2020 season. The Louisville Bats and their parent club the Cincinnati Reds announced the extension of their PDC. The contract was set to expire after the 2018 season. “The Reds are …

Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will be in Fresno for their twentieth season this year. The team landed in Fresno in 1998 where the team played at the stadium of the University of Fresno in the first four years before they moved to Chukchansi Park. The history of the Grizzlies started in Tucson AZ. The Phoenix Firebirds …

Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo inducted in IL HOF

Today, the International League announced that current hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants and current third base coach of the Tampa Bay Rays will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in the 2016 class. Meulens was an MVP in the International League in 1990 when playing for the Columbus Clippers. In 1992 Meulens …

Another PDC extension

The last few weeks this blog has reported about several extensions of Player Development Contracts. Today there is another one. The Cleveland Indians and the Columbus Clippers (AAA, International League winner of 2015) announced that they have extended their PDC through the 2018 season. This season the Clippers won the championship of the Intenrational League, …

The success story of the Grizzlies continues for one more night

The other day I wrote an article about the Fresno Grizzlies and how they turned from a hapless PCL franchise into a PCL champion. Well, they can name themselves overall AAA national champion now. Last night they took on the International League's Champion Columbus Clippers in the Gildan Triple A National Championship in El Paso. …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Colorado Rockies

In "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization this time the:           Number of Dutchies: 2 Roger Bernadina: Roger signed a deal with the predecessor of the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos in 2002. The (now) 31-year old outfielder from Curacao made his first steps in pro ball with the GCL Expos …

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 …

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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