Ballparks · Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

With the World Baseball Classic nearing, it is time to show another ballpark to you that will host a WBC group. This time Marlins Park in Miami, home of the Miami Marlins. This state of the art ballpark will host group C with Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada and the United States of America. It will… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

Minor League Baseball · Minor League rebranding

Lowell Spinners change logos

Today the Lowell Spinners (Short-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the New York-Penn League) unveiled their new logos.  The club from the former textile industry town also presented new uniforms. The event was held Lowell General Hospital’s Clark Auditorium. The new logos contains the club’s mascot Canaligator. In the main logo Canaligator can… Continue reading Lowell Spinners change logos

Aruban Baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

Xander Bogaerts wins Boston award

The Boston branch of the BBWAA has awarded Xander Bogaerts last night during the annual BBWAA Awards Dinner. Xander has been given the Jackie Jensen Spirit Award. The Jackie Jensen Spirit Award is presented annually to a major league player for “spirit and determination”. Xander Bogaerts had a spectacular season in 2016. For a long time his… Continue reading Xander Bogaerts wins Boston award

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

Red Sox and SeaDogs extend PDC

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and the Portland SeaDogs have been affiliated forever and since today it will look even more so as the two teams extended their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. The two baseball clubs are cooperating since 2003 so the connection between the two clubs may seem longer than it… Continue reading Red Sox and SeaDogs extend PDC

Independent baseball · Japan Baseball · Japanese Baseball

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don’t want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting… Continue reading Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

Major League Baseball

Marlins up for sale

Owner of the Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, has put the club into the shopping window.  Forbes announced the news on Thursday, noting that Loria has quite a steep asking price: $1,7 billion. The Marlins will host its very first All Star Game next summer and according to Loria this will put the club into the spotlights.… Continue reading Marlins up for sale

Minor League ballparks · Minor League Baseball

Affiliated ball coming to Malden?

After planning an independent ballpark in Boston suburb Malden first, developer Alex Bok has shifted towards affiliated baseball. The Field of Dreams project was first projected to become a Atlantic Association ballpark, even though there never was a deal with the league. After negotiating in the past months, MiLB has granted permission to Bok to… Continue reading Affiliated ball coming to Malden?