Park pals living the suite life in Fayetteville

Loyal group of Woodpeckers fans snag best seats in the house

McBryde Grannis (second from left) and his brother, Whitaker (far right) put a group together to acquire the Woodpeckers' Suite One.

By Benjamin Hill | May 20, 2019 10:36 AM ET

In search of the best seats, a group of Fayetteville Woodpeckers fans joined forces and got a suite. Ben Hill talks to the men behind Peckers Suite One.

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: Fayetteville's baseball history

Woodpeckers latest entry in city's long national pastime legacy

The "Baseball in Fayetteville" exhibition provides a thorough overview of the North Carolina city's National Pastime history.

By Benjamin Hill | May 16, 2019 10:19 AM ET

The Woodpeckers may be new, but Fayetteville has a long baseball history. Ben Hill dove into the past during his recent visit to the North Carolina city.

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: Exploring Segra Stadium

Take a tour of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers' downtown home

Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, hosted its inaugural game on April 18. (Benjamin Hill/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | May 13, 2019 10:28 AM ET

Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, is one of three new Minor League parks to open in 2019. Ben Hill took a tour of the downtown facility.

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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Culinary classics with a twist in Fayetteville

Woodpeckers' Designated Eater samples nachos, fries, dogs

By Benjamin Hill | May 9, 2019 10:26 AM ET

When visiting the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Ben Hill recruited Jenny Bell as his Designated Eater. She sampled a mac and cheese dog, pork nachos and more at the home of the Astros' Carolina League affiliate.

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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Hillcats' Broom is at home on the road

Indians prospect lives in RV parked on Lynchburg stadium lot

Robert Broom, a right-handed pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization, is living in an RV parked at Lynchburg City Stadium.

By Benjamin Hill | May 6, 2019 10:20 AM ET

When Ben Hill visited the Lynchburg Hillcats, he visited the home of reliever Robert Broom. The right-hander lives in an RV parked at the stadium.

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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Promo Preview: May the Fourth Strikes Back

Annual Star Wars 'holiday' to be commemorated across Minors

Minor League Baseball teams across the country are celebrating "Star Wars" on the unofficial holiday that is May the Fourth.

By Benjamin Hill | May 2, 2019 10:22 AM ET

May the Fourth is Saturday, and Minor League teams across the country are once again celebrating with a bevy of Star Wars promotions. Ben Hill rounds them up.

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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Lexington Fyre Fest offers luxury experience

Legends stage an Insta-ready tribute to memorable island fiasco

On April 28, the Lexington Legends staged an homage to the Bahamas-based fiasco that was 2017's Fyre Fest.

By Benjamin Hill | April 30, 2019 10:27 AM ET

On April 28, the Lexington Legends paid tribute to 2017's Fyre Fest fiasco. Ja Rule and Blink 182 were among the musical guests allegedly in attendance.

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 2019: Flying high, riding low

Ben's third trip includes Las Vegas Aviators, Fresno Lowriders

By Benjamin Hill | April 29, 2019 5:02 PM ET

Ben Hill's third ballpark road trip of 2019 will take him to brand-new Las Vegas Ballpark as well as Fresno, where the Grizzlies will play as the Lowriders

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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Batting Around: New eras and abandonment

What becomes of a ballpark once a team leaves? Answers vary

Greer Stadium, former home of the Nashville Sounds, is slated for demolition. Its iconic guitar scoreboard will live on, however.

By Benjamin Hill | April 25, 2019 10:15 AM ET

In Batting Around, Ben Hill looks at the post-Minors' fate of ballparks across the country. Some are disappearing, while some will live on in new ways.

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: Amarillo, El Paso and the ABQ

Ben's second trip of 2019 brings him to Sod Poodles' Hodgetown

By Benjamin Hill | April 23, 2019 2:04 PM ET

Ben Hill -- a.k.a. Ben's Biz -- has visited ballparks. His second trip of 2019 will take him to Amarillo's new stadium as well as El Paso and Albuquerque.

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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