» Diamond Baseball buying majority interest in WooSox
2023/12/06 15:11 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
Local leaders Ralph Crowley, Larry Lucchino, and Jim Skeffington Jr. to remain part of ownership group; WooSox front office members to continue to operate the club (Feed generated with FetchRSS )
» Bats beginning new chapter with Diamond Baseball
2023/12/06 15:11 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
Staff of the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A Affiliate to Remain in Place Under Current Team President, Greg Galiette (Feed generated with FetchRSS )
» Diamond Baseball agrees to purchase Fisher Cats
2023/12/06 15:11 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
Staff will Remain in Place as New Owners Usher in Next Era of Excitement and Growth for the Franchise (Feed generated with FetchRSS )
» Louisville Bats to Diamond Baseball Holdings
2023/12/05 19:55 from Ballpark Digest
This is the International League team sale we referenced in the previous post, as the Louisville Bats have been sold to Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH). As has been the case with previous Diamond Baseball Holdings acquisitions, the team will continue under the local leadership of Louisville native and Team President Greg Galiette, along with the […] The post Louisville Bats to Diamond Baseball Holdings first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» DBH buys New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2023/12/05 19:14 from Ballpark Digest
Another Diamond Baseball Holdings acquisition to announce, as the MiLB private-equity firm buys the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A; Eastern League). The acquisition tracks with the rest of the Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH) acquisitions to date: all staff remains in place under the existing leadership of CEO Rick Brenner and General Manager Michael Neis. Tom […] The post DBH buys New Hampshire Fisher Cats first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Leyland, Piniella, the Hall of Fame and More
2023/12/05 14:52 from JoeBlogs
OK, I want to show you the basic numbers of the four managers who were on the Contemporary Era Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this past week: Cito Gaston: 894-837 (.516), 2 pennants, 2 World Series. Davey Johnson: 1,372-1,071 (.562 win pct.), 1 pennant, 1 World Series, two-time manager of the year.
» A look at the parks where the Fall League is played
2023/12/05 06:16 from BaseballParks.com
This autumn marks the 30th season of the Arizona Fall League, the premier developmental league for MLB prospects. For USA TODAY, we took a close look at the people and parks that make this such a special place to spend some of your time during the fall each year. Check it out!
» KNBSB Dwarsboomt Clubs Die Agendapunt Willen Indienen Voor Congres
2023/12/04 19:52 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
Naar aanleiding van de inzet van de groep waarvan Ronald Jaarsma woordvoerder is, heeft een aantal clubs een voorstel ingediend om op de agenda van het komende KNBSB congres te krijgen. Deze voorstellen zijn door de KNBSB afgewezen. Volgens de statuten van de bond wordt de agenda van het congres uiterlijk vier weken vóór het … Continue reading "KNBSB Dwarsboomt Clubs Die Agendapunt Willen Indienen Voor Congres"
» Art Solomon pitches Providence MLB Draft League ballpark
2023/12/04 15:06 from Ballpark Digest
Former MiLB team owner Art Solomon is looking to add another new ballpark to his resume, pitching an MLB Draft League facility for Providence’s Rhode Island College. Solomon’s resume includes the launches of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A; Eastern League) and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (High-A; Sally League) and the resulting new ballparks, with […] The post Art Solomon pitches Providence MLB Draft League ballpark first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Brasschaat Braves Announce First Signee For 2024
2023/12/04 11:57 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
Through their social media channels, the Brasschaat Braves announced their first “new” signee for the 2024 season. Jackson Longhofer will return for another run with the thirteen-time Belgian champions. Jacskon Longhofer has experience in several areas. Next to being a pitcher, he can be used as a utility player (mainly outfield). In Germany, he also … Continue reading "Brasschaat Braves Announce First Signee For 2024"
» The Culture Of Baseball – Traveling to the Dominican Republic with JapanBall
2023/12/04 06:54 from Blog – Blocking The Plate
“I think I’ve found my people.” I didn’t mean a specific country. What I’d found was a baseball culture that was irresistible. It wasn’t Mexico, or Puerto Rico, or Venezuela, or the Dominican. It was the Latin culture of baseball. And I needed to see it in person.
» Unplugged Is No Killing Joke!
2023/12/02 20:49 from The Tainted Glove Network
Tonight we hit one deep!!! We also get really deep with the very sad loss of Killing Joke's Geordie Walker and The Pogues Shane MacGowan. We talk new bands Cusp, Microwave and more. We dig into MTV Unplugged and all the great performances through the years. We dive into guitar legend Ricky Wilson of The B52's. We get deep on many thought's crossing THE HOOKUP's 46th Episode. Let's dig in!!! The post Unplugged Is No Killing Joke! appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» Wolff's outsized impact on baseball remains prominent
2023/12/02 03:20 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
Northern League founder provided second chance for Mike Veeck (Feed generated with FetchRSS )
» Free Friday: JoeBlogs Sportsperson of the Year
2023/12/01 19:21 from JoeBlogs
On Thursday, it was announced that Sports Illustrated named Deion Sanders Sportsperson of the Year, and I guess there’s been a bit of a hubbub, a hullabaloo, a hurly-burly, if you will, over this choice, since Coach Prime’s Colorado squad went 1-8 after a couple of exciting early upsets, and you could argue that finishing 12th in the Pac-12 might not quite be quite Sportsperson of the Year stuff. The counterargument is that Sanders pumped all sorts of life into college football and into the Colorado football community, and I’m not here for that argument.
» It’s Worcester Red Sox to Diamond Baseball Holdings
2023/12/01 15:38 from Ballpark Digest
This was tops in our betting pool of upcoming acquisitions: though there’s been no official announcement, it’s being reported that MiLB behemoth Diamond Baseball Holdings is adding the Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A; International League) to its lineup. Absolutely no surprise: The only question is whether the ownership group led by longtime baseball exec Larry Lucchino […] The post It’s Worcester Red Sox to Diamond Baseball Holdings first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Oakland Baseball
2023/12/01 13:30 from Comments From Coach Mike
“Today is an incredibly difficult day for Oakland A’s fans. It’s a great day for Las Vegas.” ~ John Fisher, Principal owner of the Oakland Athletics, speaking to the media on November 16, 2023. First, let me take this opportunity to welcome all our new subscribers and to offer you heart-felt thanks for joining us. Always feel free to reach out to me, comment on the posts and of course share and recommend “Comments” to others. Check out the Archives link at the bottom of this post to explore older articles.
» Managerial Merry Go Round
2023/11/30 18:46 from The Winning Run
Every offseason is filled with the managerial merry go round. Teams look for new leadership in the dugout for one reason or another. This offseason is especially busy as eight teams will have someone new filling out the lineup card on Opening Day in 2024. Over a quarter of teams in MLB changed leadership is […]
» I’m Freaking Out a Little
2023/11/30 14:48 from JoeBlogs
OK, I’m going to tell you right now: This entry is going to be a little bit obnoxious. I apologize in advance… but I can’t help it. Something happened on Wednesday, something that is blowing my mind, something I should probably be able to quietly enjoy without bothering you about it…
» Groep Jaarsma Nodigt u Uit Voor Online Meeting
2023/11/30 11:53 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
Naar aanleiding van het plan dat door een groep prominenten uit de Nederlandse honk- en softbalwereld is opgesteld, organiseert deze groep een online meeting om het plan en het verzoek tot uitstel van de stemming van het nieuwe bestuur van de KNBSB uit te leggen. De groep Jaarsma, zoals ik deze maar even voor het … Continue reading "Groep Jaarsma Nodigt u Uit Voor Online Meeting"
» My Baseball Free-Agent Predictions
2023/11/29 19:30 from JoeBlogs
I woke up this morning in L.A. — here working on my new book, Why We Love Football — and thought: “Let’s just throw together a baseball free-agent list with my predictions for where they will go.” This turned out to be more work than I wanted or needed, but you know — anything for you. For each player, I list off where they
» Pioneer League Expands to Oakland, California
2023/11/29 00:50 from Indy Ball Island
The Pioneer League announced today its plans to expand to California with their first team being set for Oakland, CA. According to the official press release, the league will add a Pacific West Division with another team set to debut in Northern California, That team will be released in January. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … Continue reading Pioneer League Expands to Oakland, California →
» New for 2024: Oakland Ballers
2023/11/28 19:27 from Ballpark Digest
The MLB Partner League Pioneer League is expanding to Northern California for the 2024 season, with the Oakland Ballers (the B’s–get it?) and a yet-to-be announced team on tap. The Ballers will play in the newly planned Pacific West Division, perhaps as a precursor to a second league. “I am so excited to usher in […] The post New for 2024: Oakland Ballers first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» CPG’s Survivor Series Breakdown!
2023/11/28 02:53 from The Tainted Glove Network
The following contains SPOILERS for WWE Survivor Series: WAR GAMES 2023! Going into Survivor Series Sunday at the All State Arena right here in Chicago, many many questions were on the minds of professional wrestling fans everywhere. Would Randy Orton show up to aid former Legacy partner Cody Rhodes in War Games? Would the Miz … CPG’s Survivor Series Breakdown! Read More » The post CPG’s Survivor Series Breakdown! appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» D-Backs launch $299 Ballpark Season Pass
2023/11/27 20:11 from Ballpark Digest
Most MLB teams offer some sort of Ballpark Pass, but this is the first we’ve seen one offered the year before as a holiday gift, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are selling a $299 Ballpark Season Pass for the entire 2024 MLB season. This is the very definition of striking while the iron is hot, coming […] The post D-Backs launch $299 Ballpark Season Pass first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Steve Tahsler new Frontier League Commissioner
2023/11/27 17:10 from Ballpark Digest
This is a move that’s probably overdue: longtime league employee Steve Tahsler is the new Commissioner of the Frontier League, replacing Eric Krupa, who stepped down in July to join Ryan Sanders Baseball and RS3 Sports as COO. Tahsler is the fifth Commissioner in Frontier League history, having worked for and in the league for 27 years. His […] The post Steve Tahsler new Frontier League Commissioner first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Seattle Mariners Ty France, the Baron of Beanings
2023/11/27 16:02 from Off The Bench
While Ronald Acuña Jr. made headlines with an incredible 73 steals in 2023, becoming the first player since Jose Reyes in 2007 to reach that mark, there was another player who achieved a much less celebrated act on the field more times than anyone since 1997. His name is Ty France and he plays first […] The post Seattle Mariners Ty France, the Baron of Beanings appeared first on Off The Bench .
» Find us across the social media multiverse
2023/11/27 04:07 from Ballpark Digest
We’re seeing plenty of upheaval in the social-media world, which means we’ve had to adjust our social media feeds and add accounts on new offerings, including Threads and Bluesky. We’ve been on the established social media for years, and although they’ve never been our focus, they represent a great way to keep in touch with […] The post Find us across the social media multiverse first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Thankful Rocking, While Sad Hall And Oates are Squabbling!
2023/11/26 14:28 from The Tainted Glove Network
We give Thanks to you the listener on this 45th slice of pie!!!! When you're done eating leftovers please take a listen about new artists Bar Italia and Agriculture. We also talk the Decemberists 4th album The Crane Wife. We talk the sad squabbling of Hall and Oates. We dig into tracks you may hear at a Thanksgiving get together. We show are thanks for you along with Miles Davis to Corrosion Of Conformity and Common and Iron Maiden in between. Thank you for always taking some time with THE HOOKUP ON MUSIC. The post Thankful Rocking, While Sad Hall And Oates are Squabbling! appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» Album Cuts #12 Neil Young And Devo “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)”
2023/11/26 14:22 from The Tainted Glove Network
Thank you for tuning into this special Album Cuts as we take a look at an unlike pairing. When Neil Young and Devo got together to jam all bets were off. The band rocks it's socks off on a rarely version of the well known Neil Young track. Hear how Devo even added to the lyrics to the original written tune. Great performances and interviews about on this extra slice of musical nirvana, The post Album Cuts #12 Neil Young And Devo “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)” appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» Professional Wrestling Needs CM Punk
2023/11/26 04:59 from The Tainted Glove Network
By: Chi_Rox_ Note: this article will be Survivor Series spoiler free outside of Punk’s return This evening, November 25th, 2023, WWE had Survivor Series: War Games. It was tonight that CM Punk made his return to WWE; Punk had not been in the ring for them since 2014. Punk’s return tonight makes all the sense … Professional Wrestling Needs CM Punk Read More » The post Professional Wrestling Needs CM Punk appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» CPG Reviews: Barbie
2023/11/25 02:26 from The Tainted Glove Network
So, I’m a little late to the party….. Barbie roared into theaters in July this summer, dominating the box office and capturing the attention of millions. Enamored with the phenomenon of ‘Barbenhiemer’ people from all walks of life re-invigorated the cinemas for the first time since the pandemic. The summer block buster was back and … CPG Reviews: Barbie Read More » The post CPG Reviews: Barbie appeared first on Sadistic Penguin Studios .
» KNBSB Presenteert Kandidaten Nieuw Bestuur
2023/11/24 20:56 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
Vandaag heeft de KNBSB zes kandidaten gepresenteerd die het nieuwe bestuur van de bond moeten gaan vormen. Via haar website werd via een korte beschrijving en een link naar hun LinkedIn account duidelijk gemaakt waar de kandidaten vandaan komen. De volgende kandidaten zijn voorgesteld: Elliott RiveraRivera is de penningmeester uit het huidige interim-bestuur, financieel directeur … Continue reading "KNBSB Presenteert Kandidaten Nieuw Bestuur"
» MLB All-Black-Friday Team
2023/11/24 18:11 from Bardball
by Michael X. Ferraro 1B Marv Droneberry 2B Etsy Caballero SS Kevin OverStocker 3B Frank “Home Shopping Network” Baker OF John Vander Wal Mart OF Randy Arozamazonarena OF Nick Markdownkakis C Pat Borders LHP Chris Sale RHP John “Discount of” Montefusco RP Craig Leffertovers MGR Clearance “Cito” Gaston ANNOUNCER Buy Saam
» Free Friday: A Hall of Fame Special
2023/11/24 17:52 from JoeBlogs
So I did a bit of light Hall of Fame research that didn’t get into my last post, so I figure I’ll give that to you here — this is a handy-dandy “Who are the best players not in the Baseball Hall of Fame?” list, for clipping and sharing.* Happy holidays!
» Turkey Bowl XXVIII on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day
2023/11/24 01:01 from The Ball Caps Blog
Forget the Lions and the Cowboys. We have plenty of football excitement of our own in Princeton, New Jersey, on Thanksgiving. Today we held the 28th Turkey Bowl pickup touch football game. The curiously named Princeton Gentlemen’s Club holds the annual event, which brings players of all ages and their families to the big field […]
» Prominente Honk- en Softballiefhebbers Presenteren Plan om Honk- en Softbal te Redden
2023/11/23 13:38 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
Een aantal prominente honk- en softballiefhebbers en bekende personen uit het wereldje, hebben een plan opgesteld waarmee men onze mooie sport wil redden. Vandaag is het plan doorgestuurd naar allen honk- en softbalclubs in Nederland, waarvan de contactgegevens bekend zijn. Middels een e-mail zijn veel honkbal en softbalclubs benaderd. In deze mail wordt verwezen naar … Continue reading "Prominente Honk- en Softballiefhebbers Presenteren Plan om Honk- en Softbal te Redden"
» Atlantic League terminates Gastonia Honey Hunters membership
2023/11/22 23:09 from Ballpark Digest
Citing over $1.1 million in unpaid debt, the MLB Partner League Atlantic League terminated the Gastonia Honey Hunters membership and filed suit to collect on the debt; the city has also filed a lawsuit seeking payment and eviction from Caromont Health Park. The Honey Hunters, playing out of CaroMont Health Park, faced financial issues in […] The post Atlantic League terminates Gastonia Honey Hunters membership first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» AutoZone Park renovations cut from Memphis sports spending
2023/11/22 22:17 from Ballpark Digest
After the state approved funding for four sports facilities projects, Memphis officials are shifting course and focusing on upgrades to the Liberty Bowl and FedExForum, eliminating the Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A; International League) and AutoZone Park renovations from the mix. Also eliminated as part of the spending readjustments: a new soccer stadium for USL Championship’s Memphis […] The post AutoZone Park renovations cut from Memphis sports spending first appeared on Ballpark Digest .
» Giving Thanks
2023/11/22 21:35 from JoeBlogs
Perhaps I’ve told this story before: This has to be more than 30 years ago … I was probably 25 years old, and was somehow the sports columnist for The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga. I say “somehow,” because as far as I know, the Chronicle had not had a sports columnist before, and I was not exactly hired to be the first. I was hired to cover University of Georgia football and local colleges and high school sports and, obviously, Masters golf year-round and whatever else happened to come up.