Category Archives: General

Two Teams Moving From California League to Carolina League for 2017

It was announced today that Bakersfield and High Desert will be leaving the California League and franchises will be added in Fayetteville, NC (most likely) and Kinston, NC.  There has been discussion about this for years and it has finally … Continue reading

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Baseball Betting

One fun baseball related activity that is often overlooked is baseball betting.  You can go to Daily Matches at William Hill and make a number of different types of bets. I’m not sure why baseball betting isn’t as popular as … Continue reading

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Pacific Association Tryouts – Feb 20-21

Occasionally, I will get messages from aspiring baseball players asking about how to tryout for a team.  I will tell them that they can contact teams and ask about open tryouts.  I received this flyer about tryouts for the independent … Continue reading

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Savannah Sand Gnats moving to Columbia, SC in 2016

The Savannah Sand Gnats are moving to Columbia, SC for the 2016 season.  This move had been rumored since the Sand Gnats owners were building a new stadium in Columbia and it would make the most sense to move the … Continue reading

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New Names for 2015: Daytona Tortugas and Oklahoma City Dodgers

Two new team name announcements were made this week: The Daytona Cubs are now the Daytona Tortugas.  Since they went from a Cubs affiliate to a Reds affiliate, a team name was expected.  The name is Spanish for turtles.  I’m … Continue reading

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Biloxi team to be called Shuckers

The relocating Huntsville Stars will be known as the Biloxi Shuckers.  The oyster-based name is fairly unique and does fit the area well.  The Brewers AA team looks like is won’t have its new stadium open in time for the … Continue reading

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South Bend changes name to Cubs

The South Bend Silver Hawks have changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.  In recent years, teams have been getting away from sharing the nickname of their affiliation, but this will identify the team with its new major league … Continue reading

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Pulaski Mariners not returning in 2015

The Mariners have decided not to keep their Appalachian League team for the 2015 season.  Calfee Park has been sold and despite planned upgrades, it would likely not host a team next season.  I don’t know if this means the … Continue reading

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Jamestown Jammers Moving to Morgantown, WV in 2015

The Jamestown Jammers will be moving to Morgantown, WV for the 2015 season.  This isn’t a surprise as this has been rumored for a few years.  It also mentions that it will be a Pirates affiliate, which makes the most … Continue reading

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Huntsville Stars Moving to Biloxi, MS for 2015 Season

The Huntsville Stars will be moving to Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2015 season.  Biloxi has been working on building a new stadium and obtaining a minor league team.  It makes the most sense for a Southern League team to play … Continue reading

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