Legends of the Deep: Sea Unicorns emerge

All's well that ends whale as Norwich unveils new aquatic identity

After a decade as the Connecticut Tigers, Norwich's New York-Penn League team has rebranded as the Norwich Sea Unicorns.

By Benjamin Hill | December 5, 2019 4:31 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers' Class A Short Season affiliate is now known as the Norwich Sea Unicorns. MiLB.com's Ben Hill has the details on this mythical seafaring New York-Penn League entity.

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

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Miracle morph into the Mighty Mussels

New Fort Myers name, logos revolve around brawny bivalves

Fort Myers' Florida State League team, formerly known as the Miracle, has rebranded as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

By Benjamin Hill | December 3, 2019 11:43 AM ET

The Florida State League entity formerly known as the Fort Myers Miracle has transformed into the Mighty Mussels. Ben Hill reports on these purple-hued brawny bivalves.

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

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Put on a happy face: It's the WooSox

Worcester's team unveils name, logos in advance of 2021 debut

The Worcester Red Sox, or WooSox, will begin play in 2021. The team's name and logos were unveiled on Monday, Nov. 25.

By Benjamin Hill | November 25, 2019 7:23 PM ET

In 2021, Worcester, Massachusetts will field an International League team. On Monday, that team unveiled its name and logos. The Woo Sox have arrived.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. 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: 2020's ballpark quartet

Checking in on the progress of the Minors' four new facilities

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Rocket City Trash Pandas, Wichita Wind Surge and Fredericksburg Nationals are set to play in new parks.

By Benjamin Hill | November 21, 2019 10:18 AM ET

Four Minor League ballparks are opening in 2020. In Batting Around, Ben Hill provides updates on Kannapolis, Rocket City, Wichita and Fredericksburg.

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

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Legend has it: Vibes get spooky for Copa

'Lloronas de Montaña Rocosa' celebrates folkloric ghost mother

The Rocky Mountain Vibes' Copa de la Diversión identity pays tribute to the iconic Mexican ghost story of La Llonora.

By Benjamin Hill | November 15, 2019 10:46 AM ET

Of the 22 teams who unveiled Copa de la Diversión identities on Nov. 14, the Rocky Mountain Vibes were the spookiest. Ben Hill looks into Las Lloronas.

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

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It's a breeze: Wind Surge blow into Wichita

Kansas' only MiLB team, debuting in 2020, unveils name, logos

On Nov. 13, Wichita's new Pacific Coast League team unveiled its name: the Wind Surge. Todd Radom designed the logos.

By Benjamin Hill | November 13, 2019 7:11 PM ET

Wichita is fielding a new Pacific Coast League team in 2020. On Wednesday, the team's name was unveiled: the Wichita Wind Surge. Ben Hill has details.

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

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Plug in and slay: The Fridge dominates 2019

Gwinnett's portly powerhouse racer showing no signs of cooling

Nino Dandan, aka The Fridge, became a viral racing sensation for the Gwinnett Stripers this season. Now he's winning awards.

By Benjamin Hill | November 7, 2019 10:18 AM ET

From humble beginnings, The Fridge became a star. Ben Hill spoke with the portly Gwinnett Stripers racer on his phenomenal, massively viral 2019 season.

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

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Shore thing: PaddleHeads row into Missoula

D-backs' Pioneer League affiliate unveils aquatic moose identity

On Monday, after two decades as the Osprey, Missoula's Pioneer League team changed its name to the PaddleHeads.

By Benjamin Hill | November 4, 2019 12:38 PM ET

On Monday, the Pioneer League franchise formerly known as the Missoula Osprey unveiled its new name: the PaddleHeads. Ben Hill provides the details.

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

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Designated Eater: Tim's Burger, Suns Dog

Chris Ruffner, on cusp of college, samples Hagerstown cuisine

Municipal Stadium, home of the Hagerstown Suns, opened in 1931. What food items lurk therein? Read on to find out.

By Benjamin Hill | November 1, 2019 5:21 PM ET

Ben Hill concluded his 2019 ballpark travels at Hagerstown Municipal Stadium. Chris Ruffner, his Designated Eater, had a Tim Burger, Suns Dog and more.

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

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Crooked Numbers: Keeping baseball weird

On Halloween, a cornucopia of year's off-kilter Minors moments

Salt Lake's Jarrett Parker hit his first homer of the season on April 10, 10 days before he appeared in his first game. (Salt Lake Bees)

By Benjamin Hill | October 31, 2019 10:18 AM ET

It's Halloween, a better time than most to look at the weirdest moments of the 2019 Minor League season. Ben Hill delivers the goods in Crooked Numbers.

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

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