Tagged: proclamations of love

Everything Must Go!

Normally I would not try to cram so much information into one post, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

See, I will be out of town for the next week (partially related to an on-site Minor League adventure), and therefore severely compromised in my ability to post new content on this blog. Therefore, I better use the prime material I’ve got, before it goes stale.

First, let’s check in with the good ol’ Fresno Grizzlies, who staged “Nerd Night” last week. While I unfortunately do not have a picture of the epic battle between Obi Wan SkyParker and Darth Hot Dog, I do have a picture of some of the evening’s nerdiest nerds (in timeless black and white, no less):

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The Grizzlies’ next big ticket promotion is “Mad Tight 90s Night”, with special guest Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins (of “Saved By the Bell” fame). On this most enchanted evening, the Grizzlies will be doctoring player head shots to look like the cover art of iconic 1990s album. Lo and behold, Kevin “Nevermind” Frandsen:


And Jesus “Chronic” Guzman:


Moving on…it’s been a while since I’ve checked in with my favorite Minor League mascot — Boomer of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Boomer’s been busy lately. The Crosscutters will be staging a season-long “Star Search” at Bowman Field this season, and Boomer wants in. Here, he enganges in an atonal free-jazz skronk workout on his beloved saxaphone:

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And here, he pummels the ivory:

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But you, the reader, need more. I am here for you.

matt golden.jpegFirst, I heartily encourage you to visit baysox.com, so that you may participate in the search for the “Golden Wieters”. All the details can be found here.

Next, click here in order to marvel at the Lake Elsinore Storm’s response to the Manny Ramirez situation.

Finally, check out my latest “Farm’s Almanac” feature story — an interview with Minor League blogging sensation Chris Hayes. Not only is this guy a great pitcher; he’s a great writer too. And while you’re out in the MiLB.com wilderness, check out my piece on what’s currently playing in Peoria — stadium naming rights are available on a per-game basis.

Jeez…you still need something else to do? How about checking out MiLB.com on Facebook. Do me a favor and bombard that thing with proclamations of love for the writing of one Benjamin Hill.

That would be me: benjamin.hill@mlb.com

Have a great week. I will be back soon enough, as anxious and mentally overloaded as when I left. That’s my personal guarantee, from me to you.