Personal Stories About Baseball Caps: Montgomery Biscuits

This series is inspired by the must read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them.This episode is about the …

Origins of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: M

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 M …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

Blue Jays hire new manager in Montoyo

The Toronto Blue Jays presented their new manager. The Canadian team went to a division rival to get their new skipper. In Charlie Montoyo, the Blue Jays have an experienced manager who guided teams at all levels of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. You may wonder why I pay attention to this news since I …

Biscuits extend PDC, unveil alternate jerseys

The Montgomery Biscuits and the Tampa Bay Rays have extended their PDC through the 2020 season. The player development contract was set to expire after the 2018 season. The teams cooperate for 15 years now.  Both teams joined forces in 1997 when the Biscuits did not exist yet. The team operated under the name of …

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 …

Montgomery Biscuits sold

As a fan of the Montgomery Biscuits, I was shocked to read this news. At a news conference Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery Biscuits owner Sherrie Meyers and city officials announced that the team will be sold to a new ownership group headed by boxing promoter/television producer Lou DiBella. Meyers and husband Tom Dickson were …

What’s up with those new MiLB team names?

There was a time, especially in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, when minor league affiliates were just named after their parent club. Even nowadays there are still quite some teams that are named after their name sake. Take the Braves' farm teams for example. 90% of them is called Braves as well. Sure it …

With nine top prospects, 2016 may be a nice year for Biscuits

The Montgomery Biscuits announced their Opening Day roster. Nine of the Rays top 30 prospects, this team is stuffed with talent this season. Where the team stranded in the first round of the play offs last year, this year's team may get a step further in the 2016 campaign. The highest ranked prospect on the …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

Why are some MiLB clubs moving and others not?

Through the decades minor league clubs have been moving from one town to another. But it appears to me that teams are (still) moving rather easily when other towns try to lure them with public funded stadiums. Often other public funded stadiums are left behind and so is the community. Sometimes independent leagues jump in to fill …

My top ten of Minor League jerseys

After posts about my favorite MLB caps, MiLB caps and MLB jersey, it is time to post my ten favorite Minor League jerseys (past and present). 10. Spokane Indians alternate jersey The Spokane Indians are the A Short Season affiliation of the Texas Rangers. The club honors the local Salish tribe with a jersey that …

Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo inducted in IL HOF

Today, the International League announced that current hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants and current third base coach of the Tampa Bay Rays will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in the 2016 class. Meulens was an MVP in the International League in 1990 when playing for the Columbus Clippers. In 1992 Meulens …

Biscuits baseball: Montgomery’s play off dreams are over

After having lost the third game of the North Divison championship series vs Chattanooga 7-3, the Biscuits fell 4-1 to the Lookouts yesterday. In the bottom of the second, the Biscuits took a 1-0 lead, thanks to a homerun hit by Jake Bauers. But the Lookouts took the lead in the top of the third …

Biscuits baseball: Southern League Division Series, Game One

Last night, the Biscuits took on the Lookouts in Chattanooga for the first game of the divison series of the Southern League. In a close game, Chattanooga stayed at the right side of the score. Until the ninth inning, the Biscuits' pitching was rather dominating. Starting pitcher Jamie Schultz pitched five innings, giving up a …

Montgomery Biscuits are play off bound

On Monday August 31, the Montgomery Biscuits clinched the North division of the Southern League. After a  2-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, the Birmingham Barons were eliminated from contention. Right now the Barons have even been overtaken by the Tennessee Smokies. The regular season will last another four games in which the Biscuits will …

Biscuits baseball: Biscuits on play off course?

The Montgomery Biscuits had a so-so first half of the season in which they ended third in the Southern League North with a 34-34 record. But since the last weeks the Biscuits are surging. Their current record is 32-20 with sixteen games to go. Their main competitor are the Birmingham Barons, who are in second placce, …

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