Two minor leagues cancel championship series due to Irma

Both the Florida State League and the Southern League have announced to cancel their championship series due to the upcoming hurricane Irma. Irma will likely hit Florida on Sunday. The Florida State League announced that the winners of both Division Series will be declared co-champions. As the Dunedin Blue Jays won the North Division by …

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Montgomery Biscuits sold

As a fan of the Montgomery Biscuits, I was shocked to read this news. At a news conference Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery Biscuits owner Sherrie Meyers and city officials announced that the team will be sold to a new ownership group headed by boxing promoter/television producer Lou DiBella. Meyers and husband Tom Dickson were …

What’s up with those new MiLB team names?

There was a time, especially in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, when minor league affiliates were just named after their parent club. Even nowadays there are still quite some teams that are named after their name sake. Take the Braves' farm teams for example. 90% of them is called Braves as well. Sure it …

With nine top prospects, 2016 may be a nice year for Biscuits

The Montgomery Biscuits announced their Opening Day roster. Nine of the Rays top 30 prospects, this team is stuffed with talent this season. Where the team stranded in the first round of the play offs last year, this year's team may get a step further in the 2016 campaign. The highest ranked prospect on the …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

Why are some MiLB clubs moving and others not?

Through the decades minor league clubs have been moving from one town to another. But it appears to me that teams are (still) moving rather easily when other towns try to lure them with public funded stadiums. Often other public funded stadiums are left behind and so is the community. Sometimes independent leagues jump in to fill …

My top ten of Minor League jerseys

After posts about my favorite MLB caps, MiLB caps and MLB jersey, it is time to post my ten favorite Minor League jerseys (past and present). 10. Spokane Indians alternate jersey The Spokane Indians are the A Short Season affiliation of the Texas Rangers. The club honors the local Salish tribe with a jersey that …

Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo inducted in IL HOF

Today, the International League announced that current hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants and current third base coach of the Tampa Bay Rays will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in the 2016 class. Meulens was an MVP in the International League in 1990 when playing for the Columbus Clippers. In 1992 Meulens …

Biscuits baseball: Montgomery’s play off dreams are over

After having lost the third game of the North Divison championship series vs Chattanooga 7-3, the Biscuits fell 4-1 to the Lookouts yesterday. In the bottom of the second, the Biscuits took a 1-0 lead, thanks to a homerun hit by Jake Bauers. But the Lookouts took the lead in the top of the third …

Biscuits baseball: Southern League Division Series, Game One

Last night, the Biscuits took on the Lookouts in Chattanooga for the first game of the divison series of the Southern League. In a close game, Chattanooga stayed at the right side of the score. Until the ninth inning, the Biscuits' pitching was rather dominating. Starting pitcher Jamie Schultz pitched five innings, giving up a …

Montgomery Biscuits are play off bound

On Monday August 31, the Montgomery Biscuits clinched the North division of the Southern League. After a  2-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, the Birmingham Barons were eliminated from contention. Right now the Barons have even been overtaken by the Tennessee Smokies. The regular season will last another four games in which the Biscuits will …

Biscuits baseball: Biscuits on play off course?

The Montgomery Biscuits had a so-so first half of the season in which they ended third in the Southern League North with a 34-34 record. But since the last weeks the Biscuits are surging. Their current record is 32-20 with sixteen games to go. Their main competitor are the Birmingham Barons, who are in second placce, …

Biscuits baseball, Thursday April 30

After a 3-2 series win vs Mobile and a 2-3 series loss vs Jackson, the Biscuits took on the Missisiippi Braves last night in Pearl MS. After Jaimie Schultz gave up three runs in the first inning, the Biscuits countered in the top of the third. A walk by Johnny Fields, consecutive singles by Daniel …

Biscuits baseball, road series vs Jacksonvile Suns (April 15 – April 19)

After a 4-1 home series loss vs the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Montgomery Biscuits headed to Jacksonville Florida to take on the Suns at beautiful Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, an AA ballpark that could easily serve as an AAA facility. In the first game the Biscuits lost 3-2, even though the got eight basehits and the …

Biscuits baseball, homestand vs Chattanooga Lookouts (April 9 – April 14)

The Montgomery Biscuits played the first series at home vs the Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota Twins affiliate) The Biscuits won their first game of this homestand 4-3. In game two the Biscuits were no match for the Lookouts. Chattanooga scored four runs in the fifth and two in the ninth. All the Biscuits could do was …

Biscuits baseball, Thursday April 9

Yesterday it was the home opener of the 2015 Southern League season for the Montgomery Biscuits. The club moved from Orlando, Florida to Montgomery in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, the club celebrated it's first Southern League championship and had a repeat in 2007. The BIscuits take the field at the start of the …

2015 Southern League All Star Game to be played in Montgomery

The 2015 edition of the Southern League All Star Game will be played at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the 2006 and 2007 Southern League champions Montgomery BIscuits (AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) on June 23rd. Of course this is old news, but I haven't mentioned it before. The All Star Game, which will …