Hensley Meulens debuted in MLB 30 years ago

Hensley Meulens, the Curaçao-born bench coach of the San Francisco Giants made his first step in Major League Baseball, today 30 years ago. With the New York Yankees, Meulens became the first player from Curaçao to make it to the bigs. Meulens was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 1985. After …

Fresno Grizzlies kowtowing after AOC video

Thanks to the lack of checking the content of a video, the Fresno Grizzlies are under fire. The team showed a vid that sketched House of Representatives member Alexandra Octavio Cortez as an enemy of freedom.  During Memorial Day, the Fresno Grizzlies showed a video between two doubleheaders. The video started as a Memorial Day …

Carter Kieboom to debut with Nats

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have called up top farmhand Carter Kieboom for Friday's home game vs the San Diego Padres. So far this season, Carter spent time with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies and put up some nice numbers. Thanks to handling a good bat, Kieboom is slashing .379/.506/.636 with three homers and …

New look for Fresno Grizzlies

In the second year of a new ownership, the Fresno Grizzlies have changed their looks. The new look is built upon the Growlifornia look, the club used during themed days in the past few seasons. The new look contains new colors, new logos and new uniforms. The scarlet, black, gold and beige scheme will be …

Upcoming changes in Minor League Baseball

With the MiLB season nearing its end, there will be several changes for the 2019 season. Of course, there will be some affiliation changes as many PDCs expire after the 2018 season but there will several moves of teams due to the big overhaul by the Elmore Sports Group. And another team will move into …

Ode to (Simpsons’) Springfield in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will have a tribute to Springfield promotion on June 29 when they take on the Albuquerque Isotopes. With this promotion, the Grizzlies will wear the Simpsons based jerseys with drawings in the style of the cartoon series. Likely it is no coincidence the Grizzlies are wearing these jerseys as they take on …

Eugene Helder promoted to AAA out of the blue

So far the professional career of Aruban infielder Eugene Helder never got any further than Summer League baseball. But now all of a sudden, Eugene was called up to AAA Tacoma and played a game with the Rainiers. In 2014 Eugene played in the VSL, and in 2015 and 2016 he played in the DSL. …

Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers?

Naming baseball teams after food for one day is becoming a trend. Of course, the first team that was named after food are the Montgomery Biscuits. But since the Fresno Grizzlies adopted their Fresno Tacos moniker, more and more teams are adopting a food moniker for one day. The next team who is adopting a …

Charlotte Knights rename for one day

This is becoming a trend. Minor League teams that rename themselves for one day or for several specific days during the season. The Fresno Grizzlies started it as they adopted the name Fresno Tacos for several days per season in 2015. Now the Charlotte Knights are following this trend. The AAA (Internatinal League) farm team …

Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?

At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High …

Fresno Tacos promotion is becoming a tradition

Two years ago, the Fresno Grizzlies came up with the Fresno Tacos promotion for the first time. Last year the Pacific Coast League franchise of the Houston Astros repeated this promotion and the club will organize it again in 2017. The club has unveiled its 2017 Fresno Taco uniform.  The uniform will be worn on …

Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will be in Fresno for their twentieth season this year. The team landed in Fresno in 1998 where the team played at the stadium of the University of Fresno in the first four years before they moved to Chukchansi Park. The history of the Grizzlies started in Tucson AZ. The Phoenix Firebirds …

Lehigh Valley IronPigs win Receive Coveted “Golden Bobblehead” Award

With their "Salute to Philadelphia night", the Lehigh Valley IronPigs won the Golden Bobblehead Award during this year's Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar in Birmingham AL. With this theme night the club had a one game name change as it adopted the name Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks.  Not only did the team adopt a different name, …

Heavenly PDC news

The Anaheim Angels and the Houston Astros have extended the Player Development contract with one of their minor league affiliates. The Angels extended their PDC with their A Full Season affiliate in the Midwest League, the Burlington Bees. The both parties are cooperating since 2013 and this time the contract has been extended through the …

Marry at Fresno Grizzlies promotion

This is hilarious. One of those silly promotions that you will only see in a minor league ballpark. Perhaps this is the best of the year. The Fresno Grizzlies (AAA Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Houston Astros) will have a marriage promotion coming Thursday. Special about this promotion is that their mascot, Parker T. …

MiLB clubs come up with silly jerseys again

The Minor League is known for its weird promotions. Quite often teams sport some weird special themed jerseys that are sold after the games by auction to raise money for charity. The Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates AA affiliate in the Eastern League) have presented four special jerseys that they will wear at specific nights during …