Baseball Related Songs: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to Hells Bells performed by AC/DC. It is the second song in this series that was used by a closer when he stepped out of the bullpen. Hells Bells is the creation of Australian Hard Rock formation AC/DC. The group was founded in 1973 in …

Baseball Shorts: Uecker Seats

In today's edition of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to the term Uecker Seats, named after former MLB catcher and play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker. Uecker seats are referred to seats with a very poor view of the playing field. The term can be linked to one of longtime Milwaukee Brewers announcer Bob Uecker's TV ads in which he …

The Seattle Pilots: The one-year mishap

Today, it is 51 years ago that the Seattle Pilots debuted in Major League Baseball. As a result, I repost this blogpost I posted in 2014 originally. Seattle always had been one of the cornerstones of the Pacific Coast League with its team the Seattle Rainiers. In 1964 the Cleveland Indians considered a move to …

Jonathan Schoop joins Tigers

The Detroit Tigers and Curaçao-born infielder Jonathan Schoop have agreed on a one-year contract worth $6.1 million. As part of the Minnesota Twins last season, Schoop reached the playoffs for the second time in his career. After spending  five seasons with the Baltimore, the Orioles traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers halfway the season. With …

New threads for Milwaukee Brewers

Recently the new logo of the Milwaukee Brewers was leaked. Last night the National League club presented its new logo and new uniforms. As one news outlet stated: Brewers head to the future by going back to the past. Next to the main logo, four alternate logos were presented. The main logo will be slightly …

Brewers’ new logo leaked

According to Chris Creamer's, which is an authority in that area, the new logo of the Milwaukee Brewers is leaked. A 2020 baseball card of the mascot Bernie Brewer shows the new logo. What has been rumored for years will happen in 2020. The Milwaukee Brewers will return to their classic MB ball-in-glove logo. …

Peanuts night in Binghamton

Recently you could read about the comic Peanuts and its relationship to baseball. Despite the passing of its artist, Peanuts is still in the hearts of many Americans which was proven by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies last night. The Rumble Ponies (I still think it is a lame name) played last night's game vs the …

2019 will be Sabathia’s last season

Today, New York Yankees' starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia announced his retirement after the 2019 season. The tall lefthander will have spent a total of nineteen seasons in the Major Leagues then. During a press conference in Tampa, during the Yankees' Spring Training, Sabathia told the attendants he will hang up his spikes after the 2019 …

Twins sign Schoop and Torreyes

In a move to fill two middle infield spots, the Minnesota Twins have signed Curaçao native Jonathan Schoop and Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes to one-year contracts. The void in the infield was created when the Twins traded Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar at the non-waiver trade deadline. Schoop, who was non-tendered by the Milwaukee Brewers, is …

Schoop becomes free agent

In a Tweet, the Milwaukee Brewers announced they had non-tendered infielder Jonathan Schoop and three other players. This move makes Schoop a free agent, meaning he can sign where ever he wants. Even though Schoop is a solid infielder, his offense stayed behind in the past season as he hit a meager .233. Compared to …

Jonathan Schoop on the brink of becoming FA

With $10.1 million on the final year of his contract, the Milwaukee Brewers are contemplating the options for their infielder Jonathan Schoop. The club is mulling whether to trade him to tender him or not to tender him. If the Brewers decide to do the latter, the 27-year old Curaçaoan will become a free agent. …

Former Helena Brewers sign PDC with Milwaukee name sake

The Helena Brewers that will play under a new moniker in Colorado Springs next season has agreed on a Player Development Contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers. The new deal will run through the 2020 season. The former Helena Brewers (Advanced Rookie, Pioneer League) will head to Colorado Springs as replacement of the SkySox (AAA, …

Brewers stay with Elmore Sports Group

Yesterday you could read here about the signing of several AAA player development contracts. In that blog post a possibility about the Milwaukee Brewers to stay with their AAA team that will move from Colorado Springs to San Antonio next year. Well, that is what happened. As many experts expected the Texas Rangers would leave …

Shawn Zarraga signs with Atlantic League team

Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has found a new club. After a long absence in professional baseball since his release by the Los Angeles at the start of the season, he finally signed a contract with a team. The Summerset Patriots of the Atlantic League will be his new club. Since Zarraga has experience at AAA …

Darren Seferina released but picked up by Brewers

Curaçao native Darren Seferina was released by the St. Louis Cardinals last Saturday. But the infielder found a new club in no time. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers picked him up and sent him to AA Biloxi Shuckers of the Southern League.  After a successful season with the Springfield Cardinals, in which he hit .277, the …

WBC 2017: Van den Hurk gets nod for semi-final

According to the Dutch news website, manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hensley Meulens, will give the nod to pitcher Rick van den Hurk to start the semi-final game vs Puerto Rico . The 31-year old already had two starts in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The first start of Van den Hurk …

Baseball writers in limbo

Perhaps you have seen several HOF voting ballots on Facebook on Twitter lately. Several baseball writers and journalists, who are organized in the Baseball Writers Association of America, have put their ballot on the world wide web. For the first time,  you can see a heavy shift towards voting for several PED users. Voting for PED …

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