Norwich Sea Unicorns found a home

The Norwich Sea Unicorns announced that the team will be joining the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for the 2021 season. The club was one of 42 that were axed in order to save MLB owners money. Sea Unicorns Owner and Managing Partner Miles Prentice stated: “We are very pleased to be able to keep baseball …

Vermont LakeMonsters sold, likely to join Futures League

The former New York-Penn League member, Vermont LakeMonsters will have a new owner. Besides that the club will join the Futures League, a collegiate wood bat league. Luckily another team that was abandoned by MLB because of the short term profits for the MLB owners, has likely found a new home. The Vermont LakeMonsters will …

Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: V

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:VUnfortunately, no new …

Danny Rombley calls it a career

L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced today that Dutch hoofdklasse player, former minor leaguer and former Dutch national team player Danny Rombley has decided to call it a career. The 38-year old outfielder has decided to focus on his professional career. Rombley debuted in 1997 in the Dutch hoofdklasse with HCAW from Bussum. In 1998, Danny played for …

BabyCakes has most popular cap/logo

In the Logomania contest, a contest organized by New Era, the New Orleans BabyCakes ran away with the best cap/logo. The former New Orleans Zephyrs rebranded in the 2016/2017 offseason and adopted the name BabyCakes. In the contest, two of the teams with the most ridiculous names (New Orleans BabyCakes and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp) …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Oakland Athletics

Another short edition of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time: Number of Dutchies: 1 Shawn Duinkerk: The 21-year old Aruban native, Shawn Duinkerk, played his first professional game in 2011 with the DSL Athletics. In that year he only played nine games in which he batted a modest .129. The A's signed Shawn …

Origin of Minor League team names: V

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 …