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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Binghamton Mets Change Team Name To Rumble Ponies

This happened Novemeber 3rd; not sure why it wasn’t already posted. Embarrassment?

The winning name submission came from Nicole, of Binghamton. Her inspiration for Rumble Ponies came from “The Carousel,” a children’s book written by Binghamton University professor Liz Rosenberg about carousel horses that sleep in the winter, but come to life in the spring. Nicole was awarded season tickets for life and the first home jersey produced for winning the Name the Team Contest.

The losing finalists were: Bullheads, Gobblers, Rocking Horses, Stud Muffins & Timber Jockeys.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 26, 2016 at 02:30 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: minor league baseball, new york mets, silly

Monday, August 22, 2016

MiLB announces Class A realignment | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball today announced the Class A Advanced Carolina League will add two teams for the 2017 season as part of a broader realignment at that level of play. The California League’s Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks will cease operations at the completion of the 2016 season.

The 2017 season will see a return of professional baseball to Kinston, North Carolina. Kinston served as the home of Carolina League clubs from 1956-57, 1962-74 and 1978-2011. Several locations are under consideration for the second Carolina League club, with Fayetteville, North Carolina having made steady progress toward a stadium that would see play beginning with the 2019 season. Fayetteville served as the home of a Carolina League club from 1950-56, and as the home of a South Atlantic League club from 1987-2000.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2016 at 01:23 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: minor league affiliations, minor league baseball

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Secrecy clouds view of downtown baseball stadium - San Antonio Express-News

Finally, Plummer writes, “The study is an evaluation and it points out the strengths and weaknesses of various locations. Forcing Centro to disclose weaknesses identified in the Requested Information clearly puts Centro at a substantial competitive disadvantage.”

But shouldn’t the public know about potential “weaknesses” before writing a big check?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 20, 2016 at 07:23 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: minor league baseball, stadium deals

Saturday, July 02, 2016

2 women make history for Sonoma pro baseball team - SFGate

The bright idea to recruit women was first floated by film director Francis Ford Coppola, who said in a news release that he always wondered why there weren’t co-ed teams in professional baseball given that the game doesn’t rely as much on size and strength as other sports.

“My family would play co-ed baseball games and inevitably the star player would always be an aunt,” said Coppola, whose Virginia Dare Winery, in Geyserville, has been a primary sponsor of the team over the past three years. “So when my Sonoma winery became involved with the Stompers, I had the opportunity to turn this thought into a reality and recruit these amazing women capable of playing alongside men.”

The women eventually picked are no slouches. Team officials scouted Piagno and Whitmore at the tryouts for Team USA, which is scheduled to play in the Women’s Baseball World Cup in South Korea this fall. Piagno no-hit Puerto Rico at the 2015 Pan Am Games and was a softball player at the University of Tampa. Whitmore, who recently graduated from high school, will attend Cal State Fullerton on a softball scholarship this coming year.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 02, 2016 at 09:08 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: minor league baseball, minor league promotions

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Yard Goats’ Stalled Stadium Leaves Seasonal Workers In Limbo - Hartford Courant

A $63 million park project.

Yahaira Davila heard “we’ll call you soon” countless times from job interviewers who never called back.

She heard that phrase again in March inside the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Avenue. That promise of a call came from the Hartford Yard Goats, the AA baseball team whose major selling point in this city was the jobs it would create.

The promise was made good when she was brought in for a second interview and walked out with a seasonal position as a member of Dunkin’ Donuts Park’s food-service team.

From the excitement that Davila felt at the news, an excitement still apparent months later, you’d think she’d been ask to strap on cleats and bat cleanup.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 21, 2016 at 09:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: minor league baseball, stadium renovations

 

 

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