On the Road: A pair of Burkharts in El Paso

Chihuahuas coaching staff includes brothers Morgan, Lance

Lance Burkhart (left) is the Chihuahuas fielding coach. His older brother, Morgan, serves as hitting coach.

By Benjamin Hill | June 24, 2019 10:35 AM ET

After a lifetime of baseball, Morgan and Lance Burkhart are finally on the same team. The brothers are both coaching for the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: Albuquerque's music man

From clubhouse to walk-up, Fuentes curates the 'Topes' tunes

Rockies prospect Josh Fuentes, known as DJ Fuent to his teammates, demonstrates his "doubles sign." (Bobby Stevens, Benjamin Hill/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | June 20, 2019 10:22 AM ET

When visiting Albuquerque, Ben Hill caught up with Josh Fuentes a.k.a. DJ Fuent. He's the Isotopes' clubhouse music selector, a job he takes seriously.

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On the Road: Meeting the Baseball Brit

Mellows' U.S. journey includes ballparks large and small

Joey Mellows, aka the Baseball Brit, estimates he's attended 35 Minor League games over the last two years. (Ben Hill/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | June 17, 2019 10:15 AM ET

The paths of two baseball travelers collided on June 12, when MiLB.com's Ben Hill met Joey "Baseball Brit" Mellows at an Amarillo Sod Poodles game in Texas.

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Promo Preview: Corpus Christi unplugged

Hooks' Conservation Weekend includes 'No Phone' initiative

The Double-A Hooks will host the Minors' first "Phone-Free" game on June 20 as part of their Conservation Weekend. (Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Benjamin Hill | June 13, 2019 10:27 AM ET

On June 20, as part of Conservation Weekend, the Corpus Christi Hooks are hosting the Minors' first "Phone-Free" game. Ben Hill has the details.

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On the Road: You may not know him as Ed

Chappy, Richmond Flying Squirrels fixture, has plenty of lip balm

Ed Lloyd, also known as "Chappy," distributes ChapStick to scouts at Richmond Flying Squirrels games. He's been doing so for decades.

By Benjamin Hill | June 11, 2019 1:46 PM ET

Ed "Chappy" Lloyd, retired ChapStick employee, generously distributes the product to scouts at Richmond Flying Squirrels games. Ben Hill got to meet him.

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Brisket, bacon and PB&J in Richmond

Designated Eater Joe Tutino goes all in on Flying Squirrels food

Joe Tutino, Richmond Flying Squirrels Designated Eater, enjoys Mac and Cheese Brisket Balls during a recent game at The Diamond.

By Benjamin Hill | June 10, 2019 3:00 PM ET

At Richmond's The Diamond, Ben Hill teamed up with Designated Eater Joe Tutino to provide a full concessions overview. The PB&J Burger was a highlight.

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Promo Preview: Lollygaggers on the field

Iconic scene inspires improbable "Bull Durham" theme night

On Friday, June 14, the Durham Bulls pay tribute to an iconic Bull Durham scene by suiting up as the Lollygaggers.

By Benjamin Hill | June 10, 2019 10:28 AM ET

On June 14, the Triple-A Durham Bulls will pay tribute to "Bull Durham," taking the field as the Lollygaggers. Ben Hill provides the details in Promo Preview.

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Return to the Road: Lynchburg, Virginia

Home of the Hillcats offers stunning views and historic shoes

Lynchburg's Craddock-Terry Hotel is located in a converted shoe factory. One of the city's first teams was named the Shoemakers.

By Benjamin Hill | June 7, 2019 12:39 PM ET

Ben Hill takes a brief look back at his time in Lynchburg, Virginia. It included a stint in an historic hotel and plenty of stunning country views.

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On the Road: Lynchburg Designated Eater

After Hillcats rainout, Will Sloan consumes Cheesy Westerns

The Lynchburg Hillcats' revamped concession menu is headlined by the local specialty that is the Cheesy Western.

By Benjamin Hill | June 6, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Will Sloan, Lynchburg Hillcats Designated Eater, sampled the team's concession items following a rainout. Cheesy Westerns were an egg-topped highlight.

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Out at home: Pride Nights across the Minors

Nearly 70 teams celebrating LGBTQ community at the park in '19

The Hartford Yard Goats staged their first of two 2019 Pride Nights on Tuesday, one of nearly 70 teams taking part in MiLB Pride.

By Benjamin Hill | June 6, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Sixty-five Minor League teams are staging LGBTQ nights in 2019, with many of them taking place during Pride Month. Ben Hill takes a look at this growing trend.

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