Old League Names Return to Minor League Baseball

In the past year, the various leagues in Minor League Baseball had sterile names like AAA-West, and AAA-East) after MLB took over in a money grab move. Today, MiLB/MLB announced that the old names will return for the 2022 season. At the same time, a new logo for the Pacific Coast League was presented. In …

Florida State League rebrands

Today, the Florida State League presented a brand new logo. Except for the outline of the State of Florida, the logo doesn't look like the former logo at all. Last year the league introduced a 100th-anniversary logo that replaced the old logo temporarily. As the State of Florida served as the background of a picture …

Fort Myers Miracle drops moniker

After twenty-eight seasons as the Miracle, the Fort Myers Florida State League franchise has adopted a new identity. From today, the club will be known as Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.  The name and the logos were unveiled to the public during a ballpark news conference on Tuesday morning. According to the new owner, Andrew Kaufman, …

Florida State League cancels remainder of season

The Florida State League (A-Advanced) has announced it will cancel the remainder of the season, including the playoffs and championship series as it prepares for the impact of approaching Hurricane Dorian. In a statement, the league said “This was a tough decision to make. The safety of our players, staff, umpires and fans are top …

Tom de Blok bounces back with great outing

After struggling in his first three starts, Tom de Blok came back with a blast yesterday. In the game of his Lakeland Tigers vs the Florida FireFrogs, Tom pitched a gem for the win. Compared to his previous short outings (3 innings, and 4.1 twice), Tom lasted 6 innings last night. He could not complain …

Tom de Blok promoted to A-Advanced

After a fruitful year with the West Michigan Whitecaps, Tom de Blok has been promoted to the Lakeland Flying Tigers (A-Advanced affiliate of the Detroit Tigers in the Florida State League). The 21-year old righthanded pitcher from Amstelveen in the Netherlands earned this promotion by having a great season in 2017. After a stellar performance …

Tromp drives in walk-off run

He may not be known by many Cincinnati Reds fans, but Aruban Chadwick Tromp drove in the winning (walk off) run for the Reds vs the Chicago White Sox in yesterday's Cactus League game. The (almost) 23-year old Aruban, is in his fifth professional season. Last year he was promoted to AA Pensacola, where he spent …

Two minor leagues cancel championship series due to Irma

Both the Florida State League and the Southern League have announced to cancel their championship series due to the upcoming hurricane Irma. Irma will likely hit Florida on Sunday. The Florida State League announced that the winners of both Division Series will be declared co-champions. As the Dunedin Blue Jays won the North Division by …

Bob Ross night with Daytona Tortugas

Some of the older readers may remember him. Bob Ross. The painter with his own TV show in which he painted landscapes with just a few brushstrokes (happy little trees). The Daytona Tortugas (A-Advanced Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in the Florida State League) will have a Bob Ross night in order to honor the late painter …

Another Dutchie in the CanAm League

Until today, Kalian Sams was the sole player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands playing in the CanAm League. Until today... Today Danny Arribas signed a deal with the Rockland Boulders, the current leader in the standings of the CanAm League. Arribas got available for the Boulders after he was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Another Dutchie appointed to same club as last year

Next to Ozhaino Albies, who was assigned to the same club that he played for last season, the Reds decided to let Calten Daal start another year in the A Advanced  Florida State League with the Daytona Tortugas. After Calten received an invitation to MLB spring training as well, he had a total of twelve appearances with …

Ivan Nova’s first rehab outing hopeful

Monday, Ivan Nova pitched in his first rehab outing after being placed on the DL last season due to TJ surgery. With the Tampa Yankees he took on the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins A Advanced affiliate of the Florida State League). Tampa Yankees play-by-play broadcaster Nick Flammia tweeted that Nova's fastball reached 94 mph in the …

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