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13 reasons we're excited for MiLB Opening Day

Prospects, pigs and celery: Staffers share their specific ballpark joys
@BensBiz
10:00 AM EDT

If you're anything like us, you're excited the Minor League Baseball season is finally here. And if you're not excited, maybe it's time to rethink that position. The joys of Minor League Baseball are many and varied, a veritable "choose your own adventure" when it comes to the ways in

Women breaking through as athletic trainers

Passion for game, helping players drive own climb through Minors
@Kelsie_Heneghan
10:00 AM EDT

Katie Lortie was drawn to baseball. She grew up in a big sports family, surrounded by baseball players and diehard fans. And when she went to college for athletic training, she ended up working with baseball teams at every clinical rotation. The more she learned about the sport, the more

Podcast: 400th episode, '23 prospect predictions

Celebrating 400, making Minors predictions ahead of '23 season
5:49 PM EDT

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Prospect Primer: National League West affiliates

Carroll ready to stake his claim on ROY honors in the desert
@MavalloneMiLB
9:30 AM EDT

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects.

Prospect Primer: American League West affiliates

Great Britain's newly crowned royalty working way to Emerald City
@RobTnova24
9:31 AM EDT

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Wyndham Hotels, MiLB announce official partnership

March 29, 2023

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels spanning more than 95 countries, announced a new multi‐season partnership with Minor League Baseball. The deal makes Wyndham the Official Hotel Partner of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) with its award‐winning loyalty program, Wyndham

Prospect Primer: American League Central affiliates

Lee looking to build off impressive pro debut with Wichita
@Steph_Sheehan
March 29, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Ghosts of the Minors gets salty with fishy club

IL's Charleston Marlins were deep-sea dwellers in Appalachia
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 29, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

Prospect Primer: National League Central affiliates

Reds' five-tool De La Cruz leads plethora of young talent
@JesseABorek
March 29, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

SeaWolves introduce Pepperoni Balls identity

March 28, 2023

The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are excited to introduce the team’s new ‘Pepperoni Balls’ alternate identity. The team will play as the Erie Pepperoni Balls during the Erie-est Weekend, August 4-5, at UPMC Park. Pepperoni Balls, a savory treat of dough stuffed with pepperoni and cheese,

Road to The Show™: Dodgers’ right-hander Stone

No. 56 overall prospect maintains dominance at every level
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Dodgers prospect Gavin Stone. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. This spring, Gavin Stone treated the Cactus League to

Triple-A National Championship returns to Las Vegas

Single-game format to follow League Championship Series featuring winners of season’s first and second halves
March 28, 2023

Minor League Baseball has announced that the 2023 Triple-A National Championship Game, which will feature the winners of the International League and Pacific Coast League meeting in a single-game format, will be played on Sept. 30 in Las Vegas. The Triple-A National Championship Game, which will follow the best-of-three League

Prospect Primer: National League East affiliates

Young sluggers, fireballers highlight loaded prospect division
@Jacob_Resnick
March 27, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Prospect Primer: American League East affiliates

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

The best of the Nationals' Minor League ballparks

From Single-A FredNats to Triple-A Red Wings, affiliates full of fun
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 27, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we

Podcast: Copa unveil, World Baseball Classic recap

Classic talk, Lehigh Valley's two Copa looks highlight podcast
March 24, 2023

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Pensacola's Copa identity honors indigenous culture

Pensacola brings the past forward to expand Copa de la Diversión
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 23, 2023

There will be a new version of the old ball game coming to the Southern League in 2023. No, not the one with pitch timers and pickoff limits. This is a much, much older ball game. One that dates back nearly 4,000 years. The game is Pok-Ta-Pok, and it’s coming

Drillers announce return of mascot Oily the Oiler

March 24, 2023

After nearly 50 years, the Tulsa Drillers announced today the return of the iconic Tulsa Oilers character, Oily the Oiler! Originally introduced to Tulsa in 1952, Oily the Oiler was a popular representative of Tulsa’s professional baseball team for years.

Long-time Bees voice Klauke to retire after 2023 season

March 24, 2023

Steve Klauke, the voice of Salt Lake baseball since the arrival of the Buzz in 1994, announced today that he will retire as the radio broadcaster for the Salt Lake Bees following the 2023 season. “As I enter my 29th season, I have decided that now is the best time

Ghosts of the Minors smell like roses with this club

As in Olde England, baseball had archrivals in Lancaster and York
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 22, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick