California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

Baseball 05/28/19, 13:21

A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's doubleheader was supposed to be a ...

Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens

Sports 04/08/19, 01:12

Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland A's are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area.After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too.The ...

Minor leaguers seek investors, donations to make ends meet

Sports 04/04/19, 02:24

Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016.The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but ...

Thrifty minor leaguer to live in school bus during season

Sports 03/23/19, 13:39

Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.Jack Labosky is traveling in a different lane. A relief pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Labosky used his $3,000 signing bonus to purchase a school bus, and ...

MLB will use independent Atlantic League to experiment rules

Baseball 02/26/19, 16:58

Major League Baseball will use the independent Atlantic League to experiment with rules changes and equipment.MLB and the minor league announced a three-year agreement Tuesday that gives MLB the right to change the Atlantic League's rules. Modifications for 2019 will be announced before openers on April 25.The Atlantic League in ...

No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Baseball 02/16/19, 12:52

There will be nobody buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at one minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut.The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies.The Colorado Rockies affiliate says while many ballparks and ...

Democrat J.D. Scholten starting Iowa anti-poverty nonprofit

Baseball 01/23/19, 13:10

Democrat J.D. Scholten, a former minor league baseball player who narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, says he's keeping his political options open but will help create an Iowa nonprofit organization that fights poverty.The group, called Working Hero Iowa, will encourage ...

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