Category Archives: General

Astros Carolina League Team to Play in Buies Creek, NC

The Astros High A Carolina League affiliate will be playing in Buies Creek, NC in 2017.  The team will move to a new stadium in Fayetteville, NC in 2019, but will be playing at Campbell University in Buies Creek in … Continue reading

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New Orleans Zephyrs Change Name to New Orleans Baby Cakes

The New Orleans Zephyrs have changed their name to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.  I think this is another terrible choice for a name.  I know this is done for marketing purposes, but I just don’t see people getting excited … Continue reading

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Binghamton Mets Change Name To Binghamton Rumble Ponies

The Binghamton Mets have changed their name to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.  I know that the last few posts have talked about how I think the new name changes are poor, but I think it’s reasonable to get away from … Continue reading

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New Kinston Team to be Down East Wood Ducks

The new Carolina League in Kinston, which will be the Rangers High A affiliate, will be known as the Down East Wood Ducks.  I have nothing against the Wood Ducks name, but I think that referring to the location as … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Suns Change Name to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

The Jacksonville Suns have changed their name to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.  I know that teams will change their name to drive additional marketing opportunities, but I’m disappointed that the Suns name will be gone after 55 years (starting in … Continue reading

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New Kissimmee Team is Florida Fire Frogs

The new Kissimmee team that is the relocated Brevard County Manatees will be known as the Florida Fire Frogs.  I think the Fire Frogs name is interesting and works well for a minor league team, but I still can’t get … Continue reading

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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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