Painting the corners in Grand Junction

Rockies' Stinnett honing his craft as a pitcher and as an artist

Rockies farmhand Jesse Stinnett created this digital self-portrait, commemorating his time with the independent Utica Unicorns.

By Benjamin Hill | September 17, 2018 10:11 AM ET

Jesse Stinnett of the Grand Junction Rockies is an artist on and off the mound. Ben Hill spoke to him about his passion for pitching and painting.

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Overcoming tragedy in Colorado Springs

Henniger applies lessons learned from near-fatal ballpark mishap

Rai Henniger worked for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox from 1991-2007, when a near-fatal fireworks accident ended his career.

By Benjamin Hill | September 13, 2018 11:16 AM ET

After surviving a near-fatal fireworks accident, Rai Henniger is a changed man. Ben Hill spoke with the former Sky Sox executive in Colorado Springs.

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On the Road: Goodbye to the Sky Sox

As Triple-A era ends, Colorado Springs readies for Rookie ball

Security Service Field will host the franchise formerly known as the Helena Brewers in 2019. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | September 10, 2018 10:46 AM ET

After 31 seasons, the Sky Sox era is over in Colorado Springs. In 2019, the city will welcome a Pioneer League team. Ben Hill chronicles the transition.

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On the Road: A blowout in Staten Island

Yankees throw back to '75 with Bevacqua, Bazooka bubblegum

Kurt Bevacqua and Little Leaguer Chris Bedford took part in the bubble-blowing contest, overseen by team president Will Smith. (Robert Pimpsner)

By Benjamin Hill | September 3, 2018 11:00 AM ET

On Friday night, the Staten Island Yankees hosted a Bazooka bubblegum blowing contest. 1975 champion Kurt Bevacqua was on hand to defend his title.

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On the Road: Embrace the crustacean

Aberdeen 'Steamed Crabs' a salty salute to Chesapeake cuisine

The Aberdeen IronBirds played as the Steamed Crabs on Friday. Fans who opted for the "Crab Feast" received team-logo mallets.

By Benjamin Hill | August 28, 2018 10:08 AM ET

On Friday night, the Aberdeen IronBirds transformed into the Steamed Crabs. Ben Hill was on hand for this Old Bay-seasoned crustacean celebration.

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Williamsport gets called up to The Show

Little League Classic brings Major environment to Minors locale

The Little League Classic took place Sunday at Bowman Field, with the Phillies hosting the Mets. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

By Benjamin Hill | August 20, 2018 3:44 PM ET

The Little League Classic brings a surreal Major League atmosphere to one of the Minor Leagues' oldest locales. Ben Hill was on the scene in Williamsport.

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Like a boss: Jefes take over Coney Island

Guest correspondent provides account of Cyclones' Copa debut

Members of the Brooklyn Jefes relax in the dugout prior to August 8's Mexican Heritage Night game. (Craig Canetti)

By Jae Canetti | August 13, 2018 3:01 PM ET

Last Wednesday, the Brooklyn Cyclones made their debut as the Jefes. Ben Hill was on the scene, as was teenage guest correspondent Jae Canetti.

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Reigning king says goodbye to Appy League

In 60th season of pro ball, Landers takes his final lap as president

Appalachian League president Lee Landers, King of Baseball, poses with his bobblehead and Minor League president Pat O'Conner.

By Benjamin Hill | August 9, 2018 10:29 AM ET

This season, Lee Landers is being honored with a "King of Baseball" bobblehead at each Appy League ballpark. Ben Hill caught up with him in Johnson City.

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On the Road: Ballpark boss, ballpark dad

Asheville's DeWine calls shots, raises kids at McCormick Field

Asheville President Brian DeWine in his office, which includes (inset) photos of his wife, Kali, and children Parker, Addison and Tucker.

By Benjamin Hill | August 6, 2018 10:02 AM ET

Brian DeWine has been president of the Asheville Tourists for as long as he's been a dad. He spoke with Ben Hill about balancing the two responsibilities.

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On the Road: Across the river, a new ballpark

Augusta GreenJackets' SRP Park celebrates baseball, bees, golf

SRP Park, the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets, is the only Minor League stadium to have opened in 2018.

By Benjamin Hill | August 2, 2018 10:05 AM ET

MiLB.com's Ben Hill crossed the Savannah River into South Carolina in order to pay a visit to the Augusta GreenJackets' SRP Park. It's the newest stadium in the Minor Leagues.

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