Northern League

And Now, A Few Words About Minor League Classifications…

March 15, 2011

Picture: (my computer wouldn't open the link, but the map was cool so I wanted to mention it) I was working on one of my many projects the other day when I started wondering about the classification history of the modern minor leagues. Perhaps one day I’ll delve into this in greater detail – I’d love to research and write a series of books about the history of each individual league – but...

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Bus Leagues Book Review: Wild and Outside

September 30, 2010

I think it was Henry Rollins who said that the memories of pop culture when you were a teenager are the memories that you remember most kindly. And as a child of the Midwest who saw the days of big league baseball's strike implosion, the Northern League holds a special place in my heart. This is why I was excited to read a tale written by Stefan Fatsis. He grew up to write A...

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MiLB on Facebook

April 19, 2010

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This Week in Bobbleheads – Week 6

May 11, 2009

What a week this has been!  Alex Rodriguez has a dramatic return from his injury with a first pitch homer on 5/8/09 and Manny Ramirez shows his feminine side by being the latest superstar to test positive for PEDs.  Still though, bobblehead promos are front and center on my end of this blog.  Here's the lineup this week: San Francisco Giants 5/12/09 Lou Seal (Chinese) (Mascot) - Part of a Chinese Heritage Night Promotion. ...

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This Week in Bobbleheads Week 3

April 20, 2009

Baseball fever is officially in regular season mode.  2 new venues have debuted for MLB here in NY, minor league reports are starting to mount and promotional schedules continue to mount.  Here's this week's report on the still prosperous hobby: Chicago Cubs 4/21/09 Carlos Zambrano "No-Hitter" Statue - First 10,000 fans - Z's feat is especially amazing considering this was to be a "road game" in a neutral site due to a hurricane in...

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Obama Victorious in ‘Vital’ St. Paul Saints’ Bobblection

August 10, 2008

ST. PAUL – U.S. Sen. Barack Obama handily defeated Sen. John McCain in the "Bobblection" held at Midway Stadium Saturday evening, before the St. Paul Saints beat the Fort Worth Cats 9-7. Obama's strong showing in this important indicator of public opinion comes as his Minnesota campaign is gaining strength and momentum statewide. The Saints' Bobblection track record cannot be questioned – in 2004, it correctly predicted the Minnesota results in the general election....

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Do Jackals Only See in Black & White?

May 22, 2008

Jack from the New Jersey Jackals is either color-blind, or he is a good guy who wants to cure breast cancer. Either way, it's nice of him to pitch in around the clubhouse: Jack the Jackal Does the Laundry from New Jersey Jackals on Vimeo. Thanks to reader Will for sending this along - there are a few more where this one came from!

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Say Hello to your Friendly Neighborhood RailCat

May 1, 2008

Last week, OMDQ wrote a piece about the former MLB players who are hanging around the Independent leagues. That inspired the Gary RailCats to tell us about their successes in that area. We received the following email touting Tony Cogan and the rest of the RailCats roster: "Tony Cogan is our only current RailCats player with Major League experience, but currently we have two players that used to be RailCats that our on Major...

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Indy Spotlight – The Ballparks

April 29, 2008

Minor league ballparks have always been a source of fascination for me.  One of the most interesting things about working for the Nashua Pride (how many more mentions can I make of that job before the hate mail starts rolling in?) was "Historic" Holman Stadium, a city-owned ballpark that played host to a number of amateur activities (including, for many years, high school football) as well as the various professional baseball teams that rolled through the area over the...

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Indy Spotlight – Holding the Flavor of the Month’s – Ahem – in the Bus Leagues

April 23, 2008

When I promised last week to provide a relatively accurate list of former major leaguers that are currently listed on independent rosters, I had no idea what a task it would become.  Did you guys know there are like eight independent leagues out there?  Eighty or so teams?  Somewhere in the vicinity of 1,600 players?  That's a lot of players.  Throw in a vicious flu/bronchitis that hit on Monday morning and it's a miracle...

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Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield Blaze
Current: 131 stolen bases in 109 games (1.20 per game)
Pace: 159 stolen bases in 133 games

Jurickson Profar, Frisco RoughRiders
50 game on-base streak (not on-going)

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