Corona news around the minors or how MLB dictates the rules

Last night (European time), MLB informed AAA clubs that the AAA season will be delayed by a month. MLB uses corona as an excuse. In a statement MLB said the following: "This is a prudent step to complete the Major League and Minor League seasons as safely as possible, and we look forward to having …

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: …

Sharlon Schoop back at AAA

Sharlon Schoop is back with the Norfolk Tides. The Curaçaoan infielder was placed on the roster of the Aberdeen IronBirds at the start of the Minor League season.  After he was added to the Tides roster, Sharlon was put in the lineup immediately. In the 7-3 loss vs the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies), Sharlon …

Jiandido Tromp practices at AAA level

Aruban born Jiandido Tromp has been assigned to the Phillies' AAA spring training camp. With 122 games with the AA Fightin Phils, the 24-year old also played three games at AAA level with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. So it looks like, Jiandido is starting where he had a cup of coffee last season.  Jiandido had a …

Jiandido Trom in Eastern League All Star Game

Today the Eastern League announced the rosters for the annual All-Star Game. One Dutchie will represent the Reading Fightin Phils in Manchester NH, home of the New Hampshire FisherCats.  Jiandido Tromp is on the roster of the Eastern Division All-Star Team as one of only three players of the Reading Fightin Phils. The invitation to the …

Tourists and IronPigs sport special jerseys on Thursday

Once again two Minor League clubs will wear special jerseys as part of a promotion. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, the Asheville Tourists and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear special themed jerseys which will be auctioned for charity after the game. The Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies A Full Season affiliate) will adopt the name Asheville …

And another Dutchie promoted to AAA

Recently it is raining promotions to AAA for players of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the previous days, Eugene Helder and John Polonius were promoted, yesterday it was Jiandido Tromp's turn to have a shot at the highest minor league level. Where the previous two promotions of Helder and Polonius can likely be explained as …

IronPigs celebrate 10th anniversary with reflective uniform

In 2017 the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will celebrate their 10th anniversary. The AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in the International League has unveiled a special uniform to commemorate the feat. The new uni will include reflective twill and number technology, the first ever in professional baseball. Ten years ago, the Ottawa Lynx were bought by …

Lehigh Valley IronPigs win Receive Coveted “Golden Bobblehead” Award

With their "Salute to Philadelphia night", the Lehigh Valley IronPigs won the Golden Bobblehead Award during this year's Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar in Birmingham AL. With this theme night the club had a one game name change as it adopted the name Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks.  Not only did the team adopt a different name, …

PDC news from the City of Brotherly Love

Unlike many teams the Philadelphia Phillies and their AAA farm team, the Leghigh Valley IronPigs have extended their player development contract with four years through the 2020 season. Both clubs announced the news in an on field presentation before the final game of the season at Coca Cola Park. The four years is the maximum number of …

Another theme night. This time it’s all about food

If you expected a blog post about the Rays visiting Cuba you are wrong. 🙂 Almost all of the mainstream press, if not ALL of them is reporting about the historical visit that the Rays are paying to Cuba. What is left for me te add? Therefore I come up with something completely different. The …

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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