Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: L

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. We continue with the letter L: …

Double C PDC extension

The Cleveland Indians and the Lake County Captains have announced the extension of their Player Development Contract today. The new contract will run through the 2020 season. The Cleveland Indians are the only team the Captains have been affiliated with during their existence. Even when the team still played at Columbus, Georgia in the South …

Tom de Blok clinches first win as a starter

"Captains get "de Blok-ed" in 2-0 Shutout" headed the website of the West Michigan WhiteCaps. Dutch pitcher Tom de Blok earned his first win in a dominant outing vs the Lake County Captains.  At Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, the fans saw Tom de Blok finish off the home team in a …

Indians add Sicnarf Loopstok to ST roster

Another Dutchie has been added to an MLB spring training roster. The Cleveland Indians have added Aruban minor league catcher Sicnarf Loopstok to their spring training roster. Sicnarf is an anagram of Francis.  Yesterday, the Indians announced through their transaction page, that Sicnarf was added to their roster. The 23-year old Western Oklahoma State College alumn is …

Lake Erie PDC news

The Lake County Captains (A Full Season, Midwest League), located at Eastlake, a suburb of Cleveland at Lake Erie and the Cleveland Indians have extended their player devolopement contract with two years through the 2018 season. The two clubs are affiliated since 1991, when the minor league team was located in Columbus GA and was …

MiLB clubs come up with silly jerseys again

The Minor League is known for its weird promotions. Quite often teams sport some weird special themed jerseys that are sold after the games by auction to raise money for charity. The Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates AA affiliate in the Eastern League) have presented four special jerseys that they will wear at specific nights during …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Cleveland Indians

In the series “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization” it is time to pay attention to the:      Number of Dutchies: 1 This will be one of the shortest episodes in this series. The only Dutchie who is playing with the Cleveland Indians is Sicnarf Loopstok: Sicnarf signed a contract with the Cleveland …

Origin of Minor League team names: L

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 …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Since I am a fan of Dutch baseball and Minor League baseball, I am a keen follower of the Dutch players and players from the Netherlands Antilles that play in the various minor leagues. Therefore I like to write about them as well.  A AdvancedIf one player deserves a championship ring, it is Randolph Oduber. …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Most Minor Leagues have started their playoffs. Here is an overview of the Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players that are participating in the several playoffs.A AdvancedIn game one of the Carolina League's playoffs, the Potomac Nationals (Nationals organization) took on the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves). Potomac's Randolph Oduber hit a solo shot in the sixth inning …

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