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The Show Before the Show: Episode 315

Iowa welcomes immigrants with Naturalization Ceremony
July 1, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 308

Reviewing the first week of the Minors, Worcester's Opening Day
May 13, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 305

Jacksonville's Ratz details how to schedule promotions for 2021
April 22, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 304

Hops, Thunder execs discuss sharing parks with other MiLB clubs
April 15, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 303

D-backs' Martin discusses alternate site, return from Tommy John
April 9, 2021

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Alternate training sites to open 2021 season

Where Triple-A players will report during delay to MiLB campaign
@SamDykstraMiLB
March 24, 2021

The Minor League season is scheduled to begin May 4; before that date, however, prospects and farmhands alike will take the field at MiLB ballparks across the country. Alternate training sites will once again be used in 2021 during the delay to the Minor League season as all 30 organizations

The Show Before the Show: Episode 299

Reno GM Jaenson previews committee work on diversity, inclusion
March 12, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 298

RailRiders president Adams discusses Triple-A delay, alt site preparations
March 5, 2021

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Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

The Show Before the Show: Episode 297

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson helps introduce Saints to Minors
February 25, 2021

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Johnson's big personality lit up Minors ballparks

Baseball world mourns COVID-related loss of beloved manager
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 11, 2021

Over the bulk of the last three decades, Ron Johnson had such an overwhelming and sunny presence as a Minor League manager that he could practically change the weather. "He just lit up a room," said Heather McKeating, who was the Triple-A Norfolk Tides' director of community relations for the

Crowe, Yean heading to Pirates in Bell deal

Two right-handers may brighten future for Pittsburgh rotation
@brianjstultz
December 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates did a little late shopping on Christmas Eve and brought home a pair of talented pitching prospects. In sending All-Star first baseman Josh Bell to Washington, Pittsburgh acquired third-ranked Nationals prospect Wil Crowe and sixth-ranked Eddy Yean, according to an announcement by Pirates general manager Ben Cherington.

Verdi's Minor League career had staying power

IL Hall of Famer was in affiliated ball dirt or dugout for five decades
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 12, 2020

A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.

Fun facts about Triple-A championships

From the Little World Series to the national title game
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 22, 2020

A championship by any other name would still be as sweet to win. And at the Triple-A level, there have been a lot of names. From the first Little World Series in 1904 to the Triple-A National Championship Game fans know today, hundreds of prospects and farmhands have played for

Pirates promote Hayes for Major League debut

Pittsburgh's No. 2 prospect to be recalled Tuesday
@christripodi
August 31, 2020

Fourteen-year MLB veteran Charlie Hayes played 128 games with Pittsburgh before he was traded to the New York Yankees on August 30, 1996. Almost 24 years to the day, his son will don the black and gold himself. Second-ranked Pirates prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes has been recalled from Pittsburgh's alternate site

Chihuahuas help local food bank achieve its mission 

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger among CommUNITY grant recipients
August 28, 2020

The El Paso Chihuahuas have partnered with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger for as long as the team has been an existence, establishing ties with the nearby food bank during the team's inaugural season of 2014. From hosting staff volunteer events to conducting food drives at the ballpark, the Chihuahuas have

Knights help Charlotte youth lead the way

Nonprofit selected as one of five CommUNITY grant recipients
@katiejwoo
August 27, 2020

For Charlotte's Megan Smithers, nominating an organization for Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY grant program was a no-brainer, given the team's relationship with and appreciation for the Young Black Leadership Alliance.

Cut it out: Rochester rooters finally take their seats

Frontier Field, serving as Jays' alt site, adds cardboard supporters
@BensBiz
August 27, 2020

To be a Rochester Red Wings fan in 2020, you've got to be cut out for the job. The Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, welcomed their first crowd of the year on Aug. 21. This Frontier Field gathering, eclectic yet inanimate, was in the form of approximately

Bisons, Buckeyes, Blues, Broncos and more

Buffalo one of many IL locales with Major League history
@BensBiz
August 13, 2020

The city of Buffalo, New York, hosted a Major League Baseball game on Tuesday night, with the Toronto Blue Jays enjoying a walk-off win over the Miami Marlins. It was the first of 25 Blue Jays games scheduled for Sahlen Field, which ordinarily serves as the home of their Triple-A

Order up: PawSox balance restaurant, training site

Triple-A affiliate pulling double duty to serve fans, support Red Sox
@jtbloss
August 12, 2020

There was baseball at McCoy Stadium on Saturday. More than 5,000 people watched -- via Facebook. At first pitch, one man played the outfield. Coaches sat behind a screen, behind home plate. No white chalk extended down the baselines, and the batter’s box was simply scraped in the dirt. Everyone

Minor League caps tell stories for fans

Hat enthusiasts spark conversation with choices, collections
@tylermaun
August 10, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country who go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways and stay connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

The Show Before the Show: Episode 269

Bisons exec Buczkowski explains Buffalo's prep to host Blue Jays
July 30, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy PCL seasons

Big-time power, low ERAs, 30-30 season highlight Triple-A list
@SamDykstraMiLB
10:15 AM EDT

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. In the coming weeks, Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual

Blue Jays to use Buffalo as 2020 home

Triple-A park to host Major League club for majority of home games
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 24, 2020

Major League Baseball is coming to a Minor League ballpark. The Toronto Blue Jays will use Triple-A Buffalo's Sahlen Field for a majority of its 30 home games during the 2020 season, the Major League club officially announced Friday. The decision came after the Canadian government did not grant the