Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: P

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.  This time the letter: P Palm …

A promotion that fuels the rivalry

The AAA Pawtucket Red Sox will have a promotion that fuels the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. It is all based on the bench-clearing brawl that was sparked by Tyler Austin's slide at second base and the brushback pitch by Joe Kelly. In that particular game between the two hated …

Red Sox extend PDC with two affiliates

The Boston Red Sox have extended the Player Development Contracts with two of their minor league teams. For both the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners the club extended the contract through the 2020 season. With the extension of the PDC with the PawSox, the Red Sox continue one of the longest lasting cooperations between …

Worcester in the mix to lure PawSox too

Just days after Yale architect students shared their point of view on a future ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a local Worcester MA newspaper spread the news about the city discussing a possible move of the PawSox. Several city and state officials and several team executives met on Monday to discuss the possibility of …

Yale students unveil PawSox ballpark renderings

Even though nothing is engraved in stone yet regarding the location of the future ballpark of the Pawtucket Red Sox, two students of the renowned Yale University have shown their vision on the future ballpark. The two students who are in their third year studying for master’s degrees in architecture presented their conceptual ideas for …

PawSox stadium (site) not feasible

According to a feasibility study, the location where McCoy Stadium, home of the PawSox, is situated is infeasible for a new or renovated ballpark. The study was commissioned by the Pawtucket Red Sox and the state of Rhode Island to see if the location would be a good fit. Normally I would say "what a …

Second rehab start Tanaka worrisome

Yesterday, Masahiro Tanaka had his second rehab start with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In Pawtucket, home of the AAA Red Sox, Tanaka threw three innings in which he allowed three earned runs on four hits. He walked two and fanned four. Four strikouts sounds good, but giving up three runs in only three innings of work …

PawSox sold, heading for Providence

MiLB.com came with the news today that the Pawtucket Red Sox have been sold to an owner group with Fenway Sports Management, a sister company of the Boston Red Sox, as minority stakeholders. That news alone wouldn't be alarming. But it was also announced that the club will be moved to Providence, the capital of …

New look for Pawtucket Red Sox

The baseball off season is a time for teams to rebrand. I mentioned the rebranding of several Minor League clubs already (Oklahoma City, South Bend, Daytona, Biloxi and San Antonio). Yesterday another Minor League club unveiled a new look: The Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA affiliate of the Beantown ballclub. Here is a broad variety of …

Oklahoma City Dodgerized

As soon as the news was spread around that the owner group of the Dodgers had bought the Oklahoma City RedHawks, I had a hunch that the team (the RedHawks) would adopt the parent club's identity somehow. Until this off season, most Dodgers farm teams adapted their parent's identity more or less. The Chattanooga Lookouts …

Origin of Minor League team names: P

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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