Major League ballparks · Major League Baseball

Astrodome will be around for ever

Yesterday, the Texas Historical Commmission voted in favor of the Houston Astrodome to designate the stadium as a State Antiquities Landmark, joining the ranks of the Alamo, the State Capitol, the Cotton Bowl and other notable sites. Like we all know, the Astrodome was the home of the Houston Astros from its opening in 1965… Continue reading Astrodome will be around for ever

Minor League Baseball · Minor League promotions

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… Continue reading Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

A Advanced Astros to play in temporary home

The A Advanced affiliation of the Houston Astros in the Carolina League will play in a temporary home for the 2017 and 2018 season. Only after the 2018 season the team will move to a projected facility in Fayetteville. The team will move to Jim Perry Stadium of the Campbell University Campus, home of the… Continue reading A Advanced Astros to play in temporary home

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

High Desert and Bakersfield to Carolina League

Sad news today. According to a source within Minor League Baseball, the California League will announce the contraction of the Bakersfield Blaze and the High Desert Mavericks later today. In the past few months, you could read here several posts with speculations about possible moves. Now it appears that those speculations were pretty close to… Continue reading High Desert and Bakersfield to Carolina League

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

More Astros PDC news

The Houston Astros and their A Short Season affiliate, the Tri-City ValleyCats have extended their player development contract with two more years through the 2018 season. The announcement was made by Bill Gladstone, the ValleyCats President / Principal Owner and Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. The cooperation between… Continue reading More Astros PDC news

Ballparks · Minor League Baseball

Fayetteville a step closer to MiLB ballpark

The city council of the city of Fayetteville has unanimously agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the Houston Astros, continuing the city’s and the MLB team’s discussion about a new ballpark to support an Advanced A Carolina League team and outlining a basic framework as they move towards a more permanent agreement. In the agreement… Continue reading Fayetteville a step closer to MiLB ballpark

Minor League Baseball

Cal League affiliation change in the making

A surprising move by the Seattle Mariners. The team acquired a 51% stake in the Modesto Nuts, now the Advanced A team of the Colorado Rockies. The Mariners on their turn are affiliated with the Bakersfield Blaze, which is currently leading the California League North Division. The reason behind this move is that the Mariners… Continue reading Cal League affiliation change in the making