The Business Front

A look at some stories making headlines around the minors.

The waiting list for partial- and season-ticket plans for low Class A Dayton (Midwest) has grown to over 6,000. The team is trying different ways to keep in touch with its fan base hoping to land a seat in Fifth Third Field.

High Class A Brevard County (Florida State) fired media relations director Scott Pinner for making “representations in the community about sponsorship agreements that were disingenuous.”

Triple-A Nashville (Pacific Coast) is teaming up with music label and outreach venue Rocktown for Faith Night. Rocktown, owned by popular Christian music artist Michael W. Smith, will host its own theme night at an Aug. 10 game at Herschel Greer Stadium featuring performances from some of the label’s stars. Faith Night drew national media attention last year for its mixture of baseball and religion.

In case you missed, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal had a fascinating four-part series on the Nationals and turmoil under the new ownership.

Even though the debut of the independent York Revolution (Atlantic) was pushed back a month to June 15, the franchise still has a litany of promotions planned. Included on the schedule are: Pops at The Ballpark with the York Symphony Orchestra and dog-friendly Bark in the Park.

The area has proven baseball-friendly with its support of the Orioles and it will be interesting to see the turnout when the Revolution open.

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