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: …

Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Some nice MiLB promotions are coming up

Around this time of the year, many Minor League Baseball clubs are presenting their promotional schedule for the next season. The Potomac Nationals have arguably some of the best promotions scheduled for 2017. Next to seven bobbleheads give away nights, the club will hold four film theme nights as well and if that is not enough, …

Brotherly loving PDC news

And the PDC news keeps coming in... This time the Philadelphia Phillies extended the player development contract with their A Full Season affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws. As you may have guessed, the contract has not been extended for two years through the 2018 season 😉 but with four years through the 2020 season. Phillies Assistent Director …

Octoberfest based promotion with BlueClaws

It is time for another silly promotion again. The Lakewood BlueClaws will have an Octoberfest based promotion on August 31. A Brooklyn-based polka band will play the music during this night. The first 1,500 fans will receive a BlueClaws stein (beer mug). Furthermore big pretzels will be sold for "only" $4.00. The BlueClaws will organize …

Jiandido Tromp moves up one level

After spending quite some time in the New York - Penn League (A Short Season) and the Sally League (South Atlantic League, A Full Season), Jiandido Tromp finally was promoted to A Advanced two days ago. A 14- game hitting streak did not go unnoticed by the Phillies. Tromp started the season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Philadelphia Phillies

Unfortunately another short episode of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time the: Number of Dutchies: 1 Jiandido Tromp: Jiandido made his first steps in professional baseball in 2012, after the Phillies signed him in 2011. In 2012 Jiandido debuted in the Phillies organization with the GCL Phillies on June 18. About two …

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 …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Thursday April 16

For most of the Dutchies in the minors it was a bad day. Many of them didn't see the ball well. AAA The Tacoma Rainiers needed eleven innings to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1. Roger Bernadina went 0 for 2 but did draw two walks. AA Randolph Oduber got a pinch hit appearance for the …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Wednesday April 15

AAA Roger Bernadina played his sixth game of the season and collected 2 basehits out of four at bats. In his first at bat of the game he hit an RBI line drive. He drove in one of the five runs that the Isotopes scored in the first inning. Eventually they beat the Tacoma Rainiers …

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 …

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