Author Archives: Mike McCann

Orioles Caravan at McDaniel College – Sunday, February 9, 2020

I went to the Orioles Caravan last Sunday at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, as they had current Orioles Rio Ruiz and Dwight Smith Jr, and former Oriole and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray signing autographs.  I’m glad that the … Continue reading

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Florida Fire Frogs to play in North Port, FL in 2020

Somehow I missed this last month, but the Florida Fire Frogs will be playing in North Port, FL for the 2020 season.  The Fire Frogs lost their ability to play at Osceola County Stadium after the 2019 season because it … Continue reading

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Northwest Arkansas Naturals extend PDC with Royals to 2022

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have extended their player development contract with the Royals to 2022.  The Naturals have been a Royals affiliate since their inception in 2008 after moving from Wichita. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Connecticut Tigers Change Name to Norwich Sea Unicorns

The Connecticut Tigers have changed their name to the Norwich Sea Unicorns.  In this case, I’m glad that they went away from their old name.  I didn’t think that it made much sense for the team to represent the entire … Continue reading

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Fort Myers Miracle Change Name to Mighty Mussels

The Fort Myers Miracle have changed their name to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.  This seems to follow the recent trend of names where they need to be two words.  And while they did inherit the name from the Miami … Continue reading

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2021 Worcester team to be called Red Sox

When Pawtucket moves to Worcester for the 2021 season, the team will be known as the Worcester Red Sox.  They decided to maintain the Red Sox name that Pawtucket used and plan to use the nickname Woo Sox.  Doesn’t have … Continue reading

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List of 42 Minor League Teams that could be eliminated

Ballpark Digest posted an article that provides a list of minor league teams that could be eliminated under Major League Baseball’s proposal to contract Minor League Baseball to 120 teams.  There is also talk about the potential political ramifications if … Continue reading

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Wichita team to be called Wind Surge

The new AAA team in Wichita will be called the Wichita Wind Surge.  I think it’s interesting that they decided to stray from a tangible item, similar to the Lake Elsinore Storm.  And in doing some quick internet searches on … Continue reading

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Missoula Osprey change name to PaddleHeads

The Missoula Osprey have changed their name to the Missoula PaddleHeads.  So it looks like they have moved on from a traditional animal nickname for a bird that is native to the area to a less traditional one for a … Continue reading

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Kannapolis Intimidators change name to Cannon Ballers

The Kannapolis Intimidators are changing their name to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.  This goes along with their new stadium opening in 2020.  It does seem to me that we are seeing more team names with two words, which seems unnecessarily … Continue reading

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