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… Continue reading Montgomery Biscuits sold
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… Continue reading What’s up with those new MiLB team names?
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… Continue reading With nine top prospects, 2016 may be a nice year for Biscuits
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… Continue reading Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival
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… Continue reading Why are some MiLB clubs moving and others not?
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… Continue reading My top ten of Minor League jerseys
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… Continue reading Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo inducted in IL HOF