Planning for 2020 in Jacksonville

Chapter 1: Evolution of the Jumbo Shrimp promo schedule

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp staged a wide array of unique and attention-getting promos in 2019. What will they do for an encore?

By Benjamin Hill | October 17, 2019 10:01 AM ET

In the first installment of a series, Ben Hill speaks with Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp promotions director David Ratz to find out how the team's promos come to be.

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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Beyond the Bobblehead: Ben's Best Promos

Veteran MiLB scribe lists favorite theme nights of 2019 season

The Golden Bobblehead Awards represented the tip of the best promo iceberg. These are six of Ben Hill's overlooked favorites.

By Benjamin Hill | October 10, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Last month, Minor League Baseball announced the winners of its Golden Bobblehead Awards. Ben Hill takes a look at some of the promos that got snubbed.

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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And the Golden Bobblehead goes to...

El Paso Innovators Summit concludes with awards for promos

At the conclusion of the Minor League Baseball Innovators Summit, six teams won a Golden Bobblehead Award. (Danny Wild/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | October 3, 2019 10:27 AM ET

At the conclusion of the 2019 Innovators Summit in El Paso, Golden Bobbleheads were awarded to the year's top promotions. Ben Hill has all 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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Back to the Future at the Innovators Summit

Annual symposium reflects on 2019 season and plans for 2020

Ben Hill's presentation at the Innovators Summit marked his second straight year of speaking at the seminar. (Danny Wild/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | September 26, 2019 10:08 AM ET

MiLB.com's Ben Hill reports from the Innovators Summit in El Paso, where teams share ideas from the season that was while planning for the season to come.

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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Top promos go head-to-head in El Paso

Innovators Summit highlighted by Golden Bobblehead Awards

Golden Bobbleheads, honoring the best promotions in Minor League Baseball, will be awarded this week at the Innovators Summit in El Paso.

By Benjamin Hill | September 23, 2019 10:26 AM ET

At this week's Innovators Summit in El Paso, 2019's top promos vie for the Golden Bobblehead Awards. Ben Hill takes a look at the Theme Night category.

oBenjamin 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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Volcanoes to honor Sprague Little League Sept. 2

With Special Promo Offers for Kids and Adults.

By Justin Lacche | September 1, 2019 6:05 AM ET

Special night for the Kids and Family honoring the Sprague Little League with Free Tickets for the Kids 12 and under and $5 General Admission Tickets. Don't miss it.

Don't miss the fun as the Volcanoes honor Sprague Little League with special offers as they take on Eugene. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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2020 vision: Iowa Cubs become Caucuses

Alternate identity honors state's first-in-the-nation voting status

The Iowa Cubs are playing as the Caucuses on Friday, celebrating their state's first-in-the-nation voting status.

By Benjamin Hill | August 29, 2019 10:22 AM ET

On Aug. 30, the Iowa Cubs will celebrate their state's first-in-the-nation voting status by suiting up as the Caucuses. Ben Hill has the details.

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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Settle down: Hot Rods become Sinkholes

Bowling Green home finale commemorates classic car calamity

The Bowling Green Hot Rods will play as the Sinkholes on Friday, commemorating a 2014 incident at the National Corvette Museum.

By Benjamin Hill | August 26, 2019 10:26 AM ET

In 2014, a sinkhole swallowed eight cars at Bowling Green's National Corvette Museum. On Friday, the Hot Rods will pay tribute by becoming the Sinkholes.

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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Chattanooga shines on Green Power Night

Lookouts on cusp of Minors' first ever fully carbon-neutral game

Reliever Ryan Nutof models the Green Power jerseys that the Chattanooga Lookouts will wear for Friday's carbon-neutral game.

By Benjamin Hill | August 22, 2019 10:49 AM ET

On Green Power Night, the Chattanooga Lookouts aim to play a 100 percent carbon-neutral ballgame. Ben Hill explains how it came about and how it'll go down.

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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Jumbo Shrimp hit a low, reach new heights

Jacksonville crowd of two savors 'Dream' ballpark experience

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp welcomed a "crowd" of two: Josh "Junior" Ribeiro and his father, Josh Sr. (David Rosenblum)

By Benjamin Hill | August 1, 2019 11:02 AM ET

On July 30, the Jacksonville partnered with a local charity to provide a "Dream" experience to two fans. No one else was allowed in the ballpark.

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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