Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: N

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. We continue with the letter: N …

Minor League Teams come up with wacky promotions due to cancellation of 2020 season

Yesterday, when the news was announced that the 2020 Minor League Season was cancelled, one minor league team reacted in a typical Minor League way. By offering some quirky t-shirt for sale. The Bowie BaySox, the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, came up with an "undefeated" tour T-shirt. Can it be more minor league …

Origins of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: M

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. We continue with the letter M …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: L

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. We continue with the letter L: …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: K

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.  We continue with the letter: K …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: J

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.  We continue with the letter J: …

Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: I

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. We continue with the letter I. …

Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: H

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: H The …

Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: G

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: F Grand …

Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: F

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: F Fayetteville …

Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: E

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.  Even though there are no additions …

Rick van den Hurk’s take on Minor League Baseball

Most of you will know by now that I would regret the contraction of 42 minor league teams by Major League Baseball, especially for the (IMO) made-up reasons. So I thought "What's better to have a former minor leaguer have his say about the minors to (perhaps) cast some new light on the issue?" And …

MLB owners cause a bloodbath

Several news outlets announced that MLB owners are releasing minor leaguers en masse. Normally it happens that minor leaguers are released during the season, partially because they don't live up to the expectations, partially to make room for new players. But this is nothing more than a cost-cutting move. Recently the owners were in a …

MLB is throwing away its own future

In the past decade, MLB suffered from a lack of interest of younger generations. Fewer kids are playing baseball as they have more sports to choose from. Next to football, soccer (real football) is emulating baseball. But with the proposed contraction of 42 minor league clubs, MLB will shoot itself in the foot in the …

Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: D

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: D Danville Braves: …

Baseball Related Songs: 31 Seasons in the Minor Leagues, by Magnolia Electric Co.

In today's episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to 31 Seasons in the Minor Leagues, performed by Jason Molina's band Magnolia Electric Co. The song comes from the EP "Hard to Love a Man." Magnolia Electric Co. is the successor of the band Songs: Ohia of which Jason Molina also was the lead …

Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: C

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: C Carolina Mudcats: …