Five Minor League All Star Games Take Place Tonight

It’s that time of year in the Minors—we’ve reached the halfway mark of the season in many leagues, and there’s no surer sign of the midway point of a baseball season than all star games. To that end, five leagues in the Minors are holding their summer classics this evening,

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Life in the Fast Lane: The Story Behind the Greenville Drive

I had never been to Greenville, South Carolina, before last Thursday, when I rolled into town in a van with eight longtime friends to kick off a four-day minor league baseball road trip we call “Baseballpalooza.” Greenville pops up a lot on those annual lists of “Coolest Towns for Young People”

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Greensboro to take the field as Jeansboro Grasshoppers

Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to the Single-A South Atlantic League Greensboro Grasshoppers, as well as the headquarters for that famed purveyor of denim, Wrangler. The hometown baseball team will stake their city’s claim to “Denim Capital of the World” and pay homage to their noteworthy neighbor by taking to the

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Let It Glow! Fireflies Unveil Glowing Caps, Uniforms

The Columbia Fireflies are going to look the part during their inaugural season, at least when the lights are off. Unveiling their new uniform set this afternoon, the former Savannah Sand Gnats and a New York Mets affiliate in the South Atlantic League, the Fireflies showcased glow-in-the-dark ballcaps. Not a

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Charleston RiverDogs unveil updated look for the 2016 season

Next season will bring changes to one of the longest-running logos of the Single-A South Atlantic League. The Charleston RiverDogs, an affiliate of the New York Yankees, unveiled significant updates to their logo for the first time since 1994. For two decades, the RiverDogs’ logo (at right) has featured Charlie the dog nestled

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This Team Bites: The Story Behind the Savannah Sand Gnats

A lot of sports teams choose to represent themselves with fierce, intimidating creatures: Tigers, Diamondbacks, Sharks, Chihuahuas, etc. But none of these sounds quite so awful as the swarming, biting insects that infest coastal Georgia twice a year. Sand gnats, colloquially referred to as biting midges, punkies, sand flies, sand

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Sand Gnats Moving to Columbia for 2016

After the 2015 season the South Atlantic League’s Savannah Sand Gnats are history. The announcement made yesterday confirmed that the New York Mets single-A club will be relocating to Columbia, South Carolina for 2016. This is the second time Savannah, Georgia has lost their baseball team to South Carolina, the first following

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