Baseball Shorts: Why the Peoria Chiefs Sport a Dalmatian as Their (Cap) Logo

In today's episode of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to the fact why the Peoria Chiefs sport a Dalmatian dog as their (cap) logo. With a name like the Chiefs, one can expect that the club from Peoria once had a native American themed logo. With the political correctness spreading like a wild fire, the …

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 …

Midwest League suspends the Mascot of the Peoria Chiefs

Only in Minor League Baseball... Homer, the mascot of the Peoria Chiefs has received a suspension by the Midwest League. Reason? He used a squirt gun to wet an umpire. The league thought this was inappropriate and suspended the mascot for one game.  In the e-mail the Chiefs received, the Midwest League stated the following: …

Blue Jays extend PDC with Lugnuts

The Toronto Blue Jays and their A Full Season farm team, the Lansing Lugnuts, have extended their player development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season. The current contract will end after the 2018 season. The Lugnuts and the Blue Jays work together since 2005 so 2018 will be the fourteenth season of their affiliation. “We …

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 …

Dutchie baseball news: Bogaerts, Smith, Sulbaran and Seferina

A lot of news about players from Curacao and Aruba came out today. First of all Xander Bogaerts received the MVP trophy of the Boston Red Sox. To me it doesn't come as a surprise after I wrote about the possibility of Bogaerts being the AL MVP. The BWAA writers of the Boston region voted for …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: St. Louis Cardinals

In today's edition of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization" I will turn to: Number of Dutchies: 1 Darren Seferina: Darren Seferina is the sole Dutchie in the organization of the Cardinals. The 21-year old shortstop from Curacao signed a deal with the Cards in 2014 after he was drafted as 165th player. Apparently …

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: 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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