Salem Red Sox May be Moved to Lowell

The Boston Red Sox are investigating the possibility of moving the Salem Red Sox to Lowell, the town where their former New York-Penn League affiliate was located. According to Ballpark Digest, Lowell officials have engaged a consultant to tally the costs of bringing Minor League Baseball back to LeLacheur Park, as the Boston Red Sox eye a move of the Salem …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: S

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: S Sacramento …

Minor League Teams come up with wacky promotions due to cancellation of 2020 season

Yesterday, when the news was announced that the 2020 Minor League Season was cancelled, one minor league team reacted in a typical Minor League way. By offering some quirky t-shirt for sale. The Bowie BaySox, the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, came up with an "undefeated" tour T-shirt. Can it be more minor league …

SandGnats to be named Fireflies in 2016

The Savannah SandGnats will move to Columbia SC next season. The team from the owner Hardball Capital, which also owns the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Salem RedSox and the Chattanooga Lookouts, will be called the Columbia Fireflies. The New York Mets affiliate will play in Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia starting in April, …

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 …

Origin of Minor League team names: S

S Sacramento RiverCats: The word River refers to the Sacramento river. It isn’t the first ball club where a characteristic of the area and the word “cat” are put together to create a name for the club. Salem Red Sox: Another fine example of a club run and owned by the parent club with the …

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