What's coming up in the world of minor league baseball ... we proudly present you with Rick Chandler's Minor Enterprise!
Hmm, it's somewhat unclear as to whether the First Annual CNBC Minor League Baseball Logo Awards have concluded, or are still taking nominations. The Montgomery Biscuits logo (above, center) is listed first in the article, so they might have won. But author Darren Rovell asks people to write in, so go there and Rock the Vote, I guess.
The CNBC list includes some of the classic minors logos, such as the Jamestown Jammers (above, left) and Montgomery Nuts. Conspicuously missing, however, are some of our favorites, such as the Williamsport Crosscutters (above, right, single-A New York Penn League), which reminds me less of minor league baseball than it does a tragic logging accident. Also sadly absent: The Lancaster JetHawks (Single-A California League), Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A New York Penn League), Wilmington Blue Rocks (Single-A Carolina League) and Aberdeen Ironbirds (Single-A New York Penn League). We'd also like to nominate the Tucson Sidewinders (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), but only if Randy Johnson is wearing the hat (photo after the jump).
On to the upcoming promotions:
• Caddyshack Night. Saturday, April 21, Augusta Greenjackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Come to the game dressed as your favorite character from the movie! (we choose Spaulding Smails). Also, the first 1,000 fans get a Greenjackets cap. Act fast, because after the first thousand, you'll get nothing and like it!
• Stubby Clapp Day. Saturday, April 21, Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). I always get a kick out of those last-minute Stubby Clapp Day shoppers.