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Sugar Land: New minor league baseball team to be called the Skeeters

Sugar Land: New minor league baseball team to be called the Skeeters | Houston.

Here’s a new team whose stadium I posted about earlier.  They now have a name – fans chose it from three options – and kids from a local elementary school helped with the name and logo unveiling this morning.  The Sugar Land Skeeters’ first season will begin in April 2012!


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IronPigs and their wives make cookbook to raise $10,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society

IronPigs’ #1 fan group, Noise Nation, has put together a charity cookbook (original article by Keith Groller in the Morning Call)

The team, their wives, and a few players from rival teams have teamed up with founder and president of Noise Nation, Dan Kehl, to create a winning group of recipes.  The cookbook costs $20.  It can be purchased from any member of Noise Nation if you see them at Coca-Cola park, or you can order a copy from

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Minor League Baseball: No. 1 pick Harper excites fans in Kannapolis | Salisbury, NC – Salisbury Post

Minor League Baseball: No. 1 pick Harper excites fans in Kannapolis | Salisbury, NC – Salisbury Post.

18-year-old Mickey Mantle?  Babe Ruth?  Skilled AND a nice guy?  Watch the Washington Nationals to see more of this meteoric star!


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Sugar Land, TX MiLB Stadium Journey details online!

Here is a blog about Sugar Land, a city in Texas which is in the process of building a $27.9 million MiLB stadium.  This section of the blog contains a timeline of developments, beginning with the February, 2010 press release through choosing a baseball partner, selecting the site and progress of construction.

The latest news?  “The ceremonial installation of home plate at the future site of StarTex Power Field marked an historic milestone for professional baseball in Sugar Land”!  How exciting it would be to be a resident of this town, beginning with the project as an idea and seeing it through to your seat behind third base!

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Zen for Kendrick, Angels’ Second Baseman

Howie Kendrick has established himself as the Angels’ second-baseman in his 6th year of the major leagues after ascending through the Angels’ minor league. He says that he had to learn to be that way when he started with everyone expecting big things from him after winning big titles for himself in the minors, arriving at the majors in 2006, then going back to the minors on rehab assignments.  But look at that smile now…

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Auction! Item from favorite team to win World Series! Baseball signed by all-time best pitchers in baseball, the Phillies’ Four Aces! Get in it to win it!

We interrupt this broadcast about Minor League Baseball in Phoenixville to talk a little bit about an exciting development for the Phillies this year.  In March, the New York Times ran a very detailed piece about a collection of starting pitchers  called the Four Aces, which the author says may be the “best-ever four-man rotation in baseball”:

“No team in baseball today has a greater number of successful deceptive pitchers than the Philadelphia Phillies. They have brought together four of the best starting pitchers in the game: Roy (Doc) Halladay, a 33-year-old two–time Cy Young Award winner; Cliff Lee, 32, and also a Cy Young winner; Roy Oswalt, 33, with 150 career wins; and the 27-year-old Cole Hamels, a World Series hero three years ago. Before they have even thrown one pitch for the same team, they are being hailed as the best four-man rotation in baseball, maybe the best ever. They are being compared with the great staffs in baseball history: the New York Yankees in the 1930s; the Cleveland Indians in 1954; the Orioles with their four 20-game winners in 1971; and the Atlanta Braves in the 1990s. As soon as Lee rejoined the team last December, the Phillies immediately became everyone’s favorite to win this year’s World Series. And necessity may push those expectations even higher now that the Phillies are dealing with injuries, most worryingly to their star second baseman and No. 3 hitter, Chase Utley, and must rely even more on their pitching.”

Here is your chance to own a ball signed by these four pitchers, pitching for everyone’s favorite team to win the world World Series this season! You can also support the Frankford Friend’s School’s new building in Philadelphia, PA!

Win Phillies Baseball signed by Four Aces!

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100 Years of Ronald Reagan and Baseball « The Captain’s Blog

100 Years of Ronald Reagan and Baseball « The Captain’s Blog.

“As President of the United States, Reagan used to the bully pulpit to advance his fondness for baseball.”

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Minor League Baseball Reject Joel Torres Wins Big in Lottery

Minor League Baseball Reject Joel Torres Wins Big in Lottery.

That’s another way to win!  He’s going to “keep swinging, keep swinging for the fences.”

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Kane County Cougars Minor League Baseball game

Nice pic of Cougars game in Kane County, Illinois, Class A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals

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Brett Gardner breaks his bat

Interesting picture of New York Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner, who played for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in 2007.

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