Josh Leventhal

Gassed For a Promotion

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Fort Myers has offered consumers a reason for hope as they negotiate rising gas prices and abandoned SUVs on their way to the ballpark. Every Monday night, the high Class […]

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A Toe-Tapping Good Promotion

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Each year one bobblehead giveaway momentarily captures the national media’s attention and draws headlines in publications that rarely give minor league baseball a second look. There was Triple-A Portland’s epic […]

Minors

Intern Island

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In the Spotlight: Intern Survivor Night, low Class A Lexington, Saturday. An event so brilliant we may have to adopt it here at Baseball America headquarters in Durham. Sure, it […]

Minors

Ferguson Stepping Down

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Minor League Baseball director of media relations Jim Ferguson is stepping down after 50 years in professional baseball. Ferguson’s career began in the Reds’ media relations department in 1972 before […]

Minors

Richmond Musings

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch delved into the Richmond situation over the weekend, with John O’Connor’s interesting sit down with Minor League Baseball COO Tim Purpura and a not-so-well-informed column by Paul […]

Minors

Meatloaf, The Promotion

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Buck Rogers has certainly announced his presence with authority in his first year as general manager with Huntsville. The veteran GM known for whacky and wild promotions during stints with […]

Minors

Dr. Seuss Strikes Back

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Controversial promotions are nothing new to minor league baseball. Vasectomy Night in Charleston—all male fans were eligible to win a free snip—was not well-received and canceled without a single neuter. […]

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Hagadone May Have TJ

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BA’s Red Sox correspondent Alex Speier reports that lefthander Nick Hagadone is scheduled to visit famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday to determine if he will […]

Minors

Red Wings, Twins Extend PDC

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Check another team off the list of available Triple-A affiliates. In a move that can hardly be considered a surprise, Rochester (International) and the Twins extended their player development contract […]

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PDC Update

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The Pirates and Triple-A Indianapolis agreed yesterday to extend their player development contract four years through the 2012 season, bringing the number of International League clubs whose contracts expire after […]

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Reds Go West

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The Reds’ exodus from its longtime Florida spring training home to Arizona was finalized on Monday evening, when the city of Goodyear agreed to finance a $33 million ballpark project. […]

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