It’s an off day for the Javelinas today and a road game tomorrow so they won’t play in Peoria until Friday and Saturday. Lee provided me with photos to fill the gaps, and, like my mother’s cookies and pies, you don’t say no to that. That’s coach Micah Franklin reminding us of Roy Campanella (“You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.”)
In the meantime, here are a couple of items of interest to pass along…
ROCHESTER SEALS DEAL FOR NAMING RIGHTS
While I’ll still refer to either the original name or its neighborhood, Rochester joined the ‘Burgs in having its stadium renamed after a sponsor.
This is a good example of the benefits of the 10-year affiliation agreements that MLB forced its franchisees into in 2021. Benefits for whom? Why the owners of course! What? You thought this was primarily for the fans?!?!
There is a small benefit: so long as a team is profitable, the likelihood of its relocation decreases. Granted, as noted in the hyperlinked presser, Rochester has been home to pro baseball since the 19th century, but tradition never speaks quite the way money does…
A BOOKMARKABLE LINK FROM BA
I’m a little surprised my various plug-ins didn’t flag “bookmarkable,” which is a reference to the first entry in the Baseball America Scouting Dictionary. Hopefully, most of these will be familiar to longtime readers. For the newbies, I’ve got you covered right here for this site’s lingo.
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