famvir 1000 mg order alli online buy buy cytotec uae orlistat guidelines buy acticin in ireland what is acai extract used for requip drugs online purchases generic viagra cipla buy premarin paypal accepted viagra professional buy on line street price dilantin premarin billig kaufen noroxin norfloxacin tablets apple discount drugs clinton endep 10 mg buy revia without a prescription from canadian pharmacy is there a generic form of benicar elocon cream over the counter original artane online cleocin brands india buy erection packs 1 with ordering ampicillin what is hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg for chloramphenicol eye drops price seroquel in croatia meclizine 10 mg roxithromycin tablets ip 300 mg can you get lisinopril over the counter neurontin 100 mg 20 capsule round gray pill abg 100 how long does it take for asacol to start working viagra professional generic mexico buy frumil generic safe place order lynoral benadryl now comprar clonidine portugal american suprax singulair discount medications side effects of trandate 200 mg best place to buy arimidex in india rumalaya forte pills drugstore lov cost erexor most reliable place to buy zyvox online what does casodex look like coumadin on line for sale no script esomeprazole tablets or capsules buy cardizem cd online what is plendil used for buy vermox capsules ranitidine 150 mg tablet side effects buy amoxil 500 250mg prednisone shortage june 2012 yasmin discount buy accutane online where lipitor 40 mg cost purchase claritin d online cialis price in uae buy toprol xl 80 mg online what does deltasone doo drugstore band london bentyl without rx does methotrexate cause you to gain weight is there a generic for bactroban nasal ointment fast hydrea deleviery best generic evista sites acne medication similar to differin best online meds no prescription billig calan online kaufen buy dipyridamole astrailia buy cheap allegra using pay pal pharmacy support technologies inc erexin uk zithromax from purchase advair diskus 250mcg 50mcg pharmacy cost of hgh injections for weight loss finpecia online altace with no rx tenormin overnight shipping cheap combivent uk buy how many claritin tablets to take valtrex generic canada generic low price fluoxetine uk most reliable place to buy lopressor online zoloft maximum dosage anxiety triamterene without a prescription is micardis available over the counter is it illegal to order generic zetia lamisil ordering online pharmacy is it safe to buy tadalafil online cloridrato de ciprofloxacina bula we are young youtube long time side effects arava where to buy elimite in canada safely buy cleocin gel online cheap valtrex pills side effects what is remeron good for leukeran usa purchase synthroid 200 tablets cost of lamictal in canada how to order minocin online cheap tenormin sale uk buy fertomid with no rx research grade deltasone generic probalan buy canada purchase plendil 5 mg costo de dostinex en mexico 100mg clomid iui twins actonel results forum reglan no prescription compare prices vermox discount canadian mebendazole cefadroxil usa cvs prices resources for inderal methotrexate canada overnight delivery viagra patent expiration dates ophthacare sale imitrex coupon card buy avalide in india online buy revatio with new allies transport buy olanzapine patch otc generic for prevacid antiboitics for chlamydia online colchicine weight gain order minocycline medication by mail lozol usa safe drugs for depression and anxiety buy prazosin online cheap generic saw palmetto pills that make you get hard elavil dose for chronic pain viagra free samples canada lopid discount medications tamoxifen echeck generic liv 52 suprax from usa pharmacy how much does lexapro cost without insurance delmar;s pharmacy technician certification exam review online digoxin pills vytorin generic version haldol delivery doxycycline dose for canine kennel cough buy cheap reglan using pay pal desyrel canada head office what is atorlip-10 pills used for ventoline pour homme buy zyloprim no prescription fast delivery cipro prescriptions india pharmacies online that sell tetracycline thailand government closing online pharmacies singulair discounted cialis 20 mg cut in half bactroban costco what is flovent hfa 220 mcg lisinopril 40 mg pharmacy generic brand cialis for sale on line buy arava australia the road to competitive generic drug prices in canada alli weight loss coupon alli diet pill to buy revatio in uk xenical forums message board pariet looking for brahmi oil reviews order protonix overnight what is femcare made of januvia discounts buy viagra soft in australia omifin en hombres dosis betamethasone valerate cream where do i furosemide in uk cipro 500mg twice a day for 10 days aciclovir over the counter what date is lexapro going generic augmentin mexico no prescription where to buy unisom drugs online elimite drugs james prescription glucophage dosage instructions cordarone to buy in australia purchase apcalis sx order cialis uk american femcare caverta lawsuit canada buy viagra cialis online canada aa lithium battery price in india sildenafil citrate generic viagra amantadina vademecum.es buy meloxicam for dogs canada fluoxetine medication weight gain generic retin-a 0,05 buy canada brand levitra buy zofran pregnancy dose brand viagra cheap mexico pharmacy what does claritin d look like propecia delivery flonase in the uk lisinopril 10 mg w929 brafix pills acivir pills looking for chloromycetin billig kaufen femara generic drug us pharmacies online no prescription order ranitidine online decadron no prescription eulexin ships from india naproxen side effects nhs where to buy exelon mg spironolactone hair loss success brand viagra price buspar maximum dosage birth control pills paxil ordering fluoxetine online can you take brand cialis daily how do i get viagra benicar hct buying actoplus met from canada no prescription differin cream sale canadian online pharmacy for cozaar phenergan gel dose for children can i order zenegra no prescription in the usa nitrofurantoin wanted online review generic compazine buy canada how much is viagra tablets how to buy avapro in london taking clomid after miscarriage current price minocycline cheap haldol pills cialis professional online overnight shipping buy bystolic online canada que es kamagra gel oral can amoxil be used for uti buy cheap glycomet using pay pal levaquin over counter drug cheap actonel usa propecia roche precio argentina side effects doxycycline hyclate 100mg acne buy procardia online us no prescription buy provera in uk tretinoin cream amazon.uk buy haldol hong kong online pharmacy discount dulcolax 10 mg tablet buy mifepristone no prescription cystone for kidney stones reviews purchase lioresal pills cialis soft 120 pills buy isoniazid greece buy brand levitra 10 over the counter alternative to flomax doxazosin without prescription canada birth control pills olanzapine provera 100mg cheap buy dramamine in india online ventolin dosage for kids levothroid prix en pharmacie en france can you order astelin online prescription sumycin online usa no prescription metoclopramide annual sales anafranil for ocd dosage how much does valtrex cost what is pamelor 10 mg cheapest flagyl er in the uk donde comprar viagra generico en mexico american indian law alliance doctrine of discovery buy cheap female viagra viagra jet pfizer how to take cytotec pill buy clomiphene citrate uk online forum generic buy aristocort para que serve o remedio sertralina 50mg ordering valtrex online is it safe to order hoodia buy prednisolone online thru paypals is generic periactin effective dilantin prices rhine auto inc lopid generico italiano intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema list of tesco stores selling probalan suppliers of avandamet in us ordering low dose cardura toradol medication guide singulair prices usa cheapest hydrochlorothiazide paypal sarafem for sale philippines amoxil chewable tablets dosage tadalafil 20mg preis side effects of ditropan xl is it illegal to order generic acticin best site get diarex genuine cleocin gel 100mg buy crestor 10 mg where can i buy flomax albenza dose children pulmicort budesonide information wellbutrin sr tablets uses cheap lithium lisinopril 20 mg 12.5 levlen for sale buy zyvox online from usa acquistare kytril in italia what is azithromycin 250mg tablets cialis daily use formulary tadalafil no prescription and bactrim flagyl 400 dosage a^??clomiphene for women in store what is keftab drugs buy bactroban ointment without prescription zocor coupon discount is there a drug comparative to methotrexate buy proscar with januvia generic wikipedia drugs can order allegra canada buy prozac fluoxetine online best generic pariet review lipitor sale ireland buy furosemide online from mexico buy furosemide without rx altace hct effects body purchase phenergan online what is lortab high like walgreens discount prescription drugs orlistat mail order india nolvadex women buy serophene 50 mg fertility malegra dxt sold over counter lipitor comprare order cymbalta online uk amoxicillin side effects rxlist injectable ivermectin for pigs canada buy diflucan online prescription billig diclofenac gel online kaufen diflucan fluconazole buy online cardizem medication where to buy teva atorvastatin canada resources for independent living inc what is the chemical formula for calcium hydrogen carbonate resources for nexium decadron discounted buy cephalexin mexican pharmacies how to identify counterfeit viagra synthroid australia pharmacy voveran sr by mail order what is effexor xr 75 kamagra without generic viagra super active india buy benfotiamine bulk phenergan where to purchase treatment of asymptomatic rectal chlamydia trachomatis is single-dose azithromycin effective sertralina prec,o 50mg best fosamax prices acyclovir cream costco online uk photos indian generics online detrol purchase mobic cheap buy cialis sublingual 40 better take synthroid levothyroxine low cost albendazole mg uk what is betapace used for where to buy anacin drugs online flagyl metronidazole 400mg levaquin to buy in australia tamoxifen mg price stromectol prescription drug where can i buy water pills nature;s bounty acai berry 1000 mg softgels reviews china viagra sale how to get viagra jelly on line buy periactin with e check fast precose deleviery canadian pharmacy online flonase lioresal online cheap where danazol can i buy clomid uk best prices cheapest levitra canadian buy clomid next day delivery azulfidine order in the us where can i buy seroquel in canada low dose topamax and birth control levitra super active roche precio argentina chi ha usato atarax purchase robaxin lowest price buy daily dose cialis ordering micronase here in canada percentage of drugs in america from mexico low cost overnight lithium amaryl diabetes med purinethol pills sweat cheapest emsam tablets uk buy aricept mg online for paxil reviews for social phobia cheap kamagra uk reviews cialis nolvadex tablet sale what does generic plavix look like where to buy zyrtec d online brand viagra from china why is there a shortage of depakote himcolin order in the us best place to buy trazodone in india lasix drug order online trust org compra viagra italy nombre de pharmacie france amlodipine simvastatin interaction 2011 sildenafil citrate buy cheap canadian on line pharmcay hydroxyzine amantadina dosis y via de administracion bactroban nasale generico viagra soft 100mg cheap avalide tablets uses can you buy zebeta online what is the correct dosage of asacol list of drugs with sulfa in them albendazole through treatment patients comprar rumalaya pela internet medrol comprare buy protonix 40 uk pharmacies online that sell cipro prednisone uk online how much will cholestoplex cost pastillas para ereccion cialis levaquin 500 mg para que sirve cheap nolvadex buy acheter kytril generic for actos 5 mg nymphomax for sale usa canada order cabgolin sale zoloft zetia pharmacy vardenafil hcl generic levitra order finpecia pill free pharmacy store software what type of benadryl is safe for dogs how fast does viagra work approved purchase cheap doxazosin mesylate dostinex delivery uk where can i order ventolin can i make naprosyn ceftin generic for levlen online cheap is trazodone a prescription drug metoclopramide cheap lisinopril buy online no prescription buy propecia in india what is aspirin drugs actos shortage 2012 tienda online viagra can you get high off motrin ib cheap valtrex online no prescription diltiazem in veterinary medicine lasuna dosage too high overnight pharmacy avalide propecia walgreens suprax 400 mg 5 tablet side effects of lopid tablets tofranil to buy in australia order estrace on line purchase fluoxetine cheap bystolic pharmacy online anxiety evecare lawsuit settlements lopressor prescription coupon brand name cialis for sale buy mycelex-g cheap viagra plus generic levitra pill shop discount code for acai atarax drug oversea buy elocon cream from canada list of tesco stores selling ditropan plendil no prescription needed buy erection pills online calan india shallaki tablets price generic form of antivert what kind of medicine is strattera lamisil terbinafine cream what is it for promethazine online order buy over the counter brand viagra online buy lipitor 80 mg online ayurslim delivery london alli coupons walmart side effects clomid success stories what is lariam medication purchasing ortho tri-cyclen online uk buy lipitor mg online for cialis for sale australia wellbutrin now co uk abana herbal medicine himalaya ranitidine over counter equivalent acheter livre d;occasion pas cher lipitor tablets price metmorfin diabetes side effects of methotrexate injection buy valium uk online zoloft no script prevacid cost amantadine in usa non prescription pletal pharmacy lopid generic viagra uk delivery generic levlen buy pharmacy has best price topamax motilium and other medication how to get biaxin drug how to get off prednisone weight obat voltaren long term side effects finasteride what does xalatan treat legal buy micronase online canada depakote without script ezetimibe mechanism of action can you get imitrex generic benfotiamine paxil online purchase sito italiano cialis betnovate cream psoriasis acheter biaxin pas cher inderal without prescription generic finast in usa purchase viagra super active mg clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream usp 1 0.05 side effects buy alligators uk canadian buy nizoral in ireland micardis 160 mg dose erythromycin cheap australia pharmacy buyers of arimidex canada mexico buy metoclopramide 10mg lasuna order in the us over the counter weight loss pills for teenagers is it safe to order cytoxan proventil brand positioning cleocin gel refills cafergot usa cvs prices order ventolin hfa fincar without script xenical roche precio colombia periactin cats side effects himplasia side effects long term use order prescription medicine online buy carafate sucralfate dulcolax dosage too high 50 advair coupon printable low acticin buy purchase progaine 5 cheap oz bentyl uses side effects mirapex side effects long term use flexeril 10mg tab protonix prescription medicine mobic price australia revatio delivery buy voveran australia claritin d online pharmacy citalopram without prescription best places to buy non persciption haldol non persciption alli is generic malegra fxt effective iv haldol max dose why was alesse discontinued what is the medication protonix for online pharmacy no prescription needed tadacip rico rico shanghai tenormin medicine used omnicef spain viagra cena srbija levothroid without prescriptions brand advair diskus costco finpecia pharmacy2home.com free coupon for eldepryl aetna rx online pharmacy where to inject methotrexate injection for ectopic danazol from india abilify brand order how can i buy birth control pill online glucotrol xl package insert is zyprexa legal in uk cipa certified online pharmacy how to use cefixime chlamydia symptoms men pics prescription cheap stromectol 6mg cheap painkillers online actonel brands india effects of low-dose prednisone on bone metabolism acquistare ciplox in italia suppliers of betnovate in us innopran xl no prescription code phone in order for pamelor advair diskus tablets us online free coupon for desyrel finpecia (generic propecia finasteride 1mg) buy imuran online usa mail-order malegra fxt where to get rumalaya forte legit viagra site retino-a cream 0,05 drug schedule levitra generic safety cheap doxycycline 100-mg capsule slimquick hoodia customer reviews motilium safe during pregnancy cialis at optum rx hydrochlorothiazide drug in canada pharmacy prograf mg buy haringey turkish pharmacy fast tretinoin 0,05 deleviery retin-a 0,025 price india generic phenergan suppositories rosuvastatin to buy in the canada without a prescription orlistat tablets purchase on line
Home Minor League News

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 563 guests online

Atom RSS

feed-image Feed Entries
The Biz of Baseball :: Minor League News
Average Cost for Family of Four Under $60 for Minor League Baseball Game PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 14
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 14:21

Minor League BaseballA survey of the 160 Minor League Baseball clubs in the domestic-based leagues charging admission this season has proven once again that going to a game will be one of the more affordable forms of entertainment, especially for families. The average cost for a family of four (two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers, a program or scorecard and parking) to attend a Minor League Baseball game this season is $59.77.

According to MiLB, Minor League Baseball is an even bigger bargain from a practical standpoint, since many clubs do not charge for parking; have more economical berm seating available; special ticket prices in place for senior citizens and military personnel; and concessions specials on certain nights of the week.

“Minor League Baseball continues to lead the way in providing affordable family entertainment across America,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said. “In this day and age to entertain an entire family at these prices, in the quality stadiums in which we play, is a true value. Our ability to maintain an affordable price point in large part drives our success. I am proud of our Minor League Baseball teams and their commitment to affordable pricing for our great fans.”

READ THE BIZ OF BASEBALL INTERVIEW WITH O'CONNER FROM 2008

The ticket prices are based on the most economical fixed seat in the ballpark. The price for an adult ticket is $8 or less at nearly 80% of Minor League Baseball’s stadiums.

The average cost of a night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $68.00 for a Triple-A game to $53.03 for a Short Season A/Rookie contest. The Double-A ($60.09) and Class A ($59.66) classifications are within 35 cents of the industry average, as they were in 2010.

AVERAGE PRICE BY CLASSIFICATION

 

Triple-A

Double-A

Class A

Short A/Rookie

Adult ticket

$8.12

$7.15

$6.99

$6.13

Child ticket

$7.07

$5.95

$5.89

$5.23

Hot Dog

$3.30

$2.91

$3.03

$2.63

Soda

$2.94

$2.86

$2.89

$2.58

Beer

$5.47

$4.76

$4.86

$4.37

Program

$2.77

$2.58

$1.96

$2.17

*Parking

$4.83

$4.43

$4.32

$3.72

*–price where fee is charged

Source: Minor League Baseball


Donate
Click to donate
to Autism Speaks

 

SPECIAL BUSINESS OF SPORTS NETWORK REPORTS:
The Labor Battle in the NFL. See BizOfFootball.com for details

Welcome to the 2011 Business of Sports Network Autism Challenge


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Red Sox Renew Their Player Development Contract with Portland of the Eastern League PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 10
PoorBest 
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 18:49

The Boston Red Sox announced on Friday that they had secured an extension of their Player Development Contract with the Portland Sea Dogs that will run through the 2014 season. The Sea Dogs have been a Red Sox affiliate since 2003. The PDC was set to expire after the 2012 season.

Moving quickly to maintain the continuity of their system, Boston ensured they would not face a situation like they did following the 2006 season. The front office had allowed their two year PDC with Wilmington of the Carolina League to expire without renewing the deal. THe Kansas City Royals quickly struck a deal with Wilmington and the Red Sox were left searching for an Advanced A team. The result was a two-year agreement with Lancaster in the California League.

Boston's pitching prospects who may have spent some time in Delaware the preceding year were then subjected to the most extreme hitters park in the minors in the most extreme hitters league in the minors. Current Red Sox set up man Daniel Bard had a horrendous debut in Lancaster and was demoted to A ball to work out his troubles. Such stories are why PDCs are good to renew earlier in the process.

Just up Interstate 95 from Boston, Portland enjoys close geographical and cultural ties to Boston. The relationship allows the Red Sox front office to keep close watch on their developing and rehabbing players. The Red Sox organization has three affiliates in New England, tripling the benefit. The club has also scheduled Futures games at Fenway Park to highlight the farm teams on the big stage of a major league ballpark. The games are regular season contests with some split of gate receipts that help support the minor league organizations. The Royals will hold a similar game this season, though it will be an exhibition game. The Royals AA affiliate Northwest Arkansas Naturals will take on their AAA club, the Omaha Storm Chasers following the home opener at Kauffman Stadium.

Boston has three additional PDCs due to expire in 2012. Their AAA affiliate in Pawtucket, RI, is expected to maintain their longstanding relationship with Boston. Pawtucket has been a Boston affiliate since 1970, when the PawSox were a AA Eastern League team. In addition their PDCs with Greenville (SC) of the South Atlantic League and Lowell (MA) of the New York-Penn League are up in 2012. Lowell enjoys even closer ties with Boston than Portland and Pawtucket. Their Advanced A affiliate, Salem is owned by the parent company of the Red Sox, New England Sports Ventures, and thus is perpetually affiliated with the big club.

Click here to read the press release from the Red Sox.

Read more...
 
Reds Shift Advanced A Affiliation to Bakersfield PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Friday, 15 October 2010 09:58

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that the Reds have settled on Bakersfield as their new Advanced A minor league affiliate. The move is the final domino in an offseason of Advanced A reshuffling that began with the conclusion of the Rangers sale.

New Rangers managing partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg is also President and managing partner for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the Carolina League. When the Rangers sale was completed and Myrtle Beach's player development contract with the Braves concluded at the end of the season, the Pelicans signed a new deal with the Rangers. The Braves looked to Lynchburg, the former home of the Reds Advanced A affiliate to serve the same capacity for Atlanta. And with the Carolina League filled, Cincinnati headed west to sign with the franchise Texas previously worked with, the Bakersfield Blaze.

The Cal League is notorious for its hitter friendly environs, and Bakersfield's Historic Sam Lynn Ballpark typifies the reputation of the league. The stadium has a stunningly shallow centerfield fence that sits just 354 feet from home plate. The stadium dates back to the founding of the Cal League and the Bakersfield franchise in 1941.


Joe TetreaultJoe Tetreault is Managing Editor of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He can be contacted here through The Biz of Baseball

Follow Joe Tetreault on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
With 3 More, Drug Suspensions in Baseball Surpass Last Year's Total PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 13
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 01 October 2010 07:43

PEDs in BaseballWith three minor league players on Thursday, baseball – including both Major and Minor League – has now had 86 (84 minor, and 2 major) drug suspensions in 2010, surpassing last year’s total of 84. The number of suspensions are the largest since 2005 when there were 99.

The drug suspension total for 2010 is a 27 percent increase from 2008 when there were 66 total drug suspensions.

(See a complete history of drug suspensions in Major and Minor League Baseball)

The increase can be attributed to more comprehensive testing, an increase in the number of tests, the addition of publishing suspensions of players from the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues and a continued desperation of young players that play in those leagues Players in the DSL and VSL have comprised the majority of PED suspensions over the last 2 years.

The three Minor League players have that received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program yesterday, are:

  • St. Louis Cardinals Minor League shortstop Lainer Bueno, a member of the club’s Venezuelan Summer League roster, tested positive for Clenbuterol.
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Minor League outfielder Reynaldo Ruiz, a member of the club’s Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
  • Baltimore Orioles Minor League shortstop Alfredo Zambrano, a member of the club’s Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.

The suspensions of the three players are effective at the start of next season.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Minor League Baseball Draws 41.4 Million Fans for 2010 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 11
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 14:10

Minor League BaseballMinor League Baseball continued to buck the economy for 2010, with fans continuing to come to games. The 15 leagues and 176 clubs drew 41,432,456 fans in 10,379 openings for an average crowd of 3,992. This season’s total attendance is only 0.5% less than last year when the industry attracted more than 41.6 million patrons.

The Eastern, Florida State and Midwest Leagues, along with 21 clubs, established new season records, helping Minor League Baseball top the 41.3 million fan mark for the sixth consecutive year.

“Once again, Minor League Baseball is showing its resiliency in the current economic conditions,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said (read the 2008 Biz of Baseball interview with O'Conner). “While the economy sputters in many areas of the country, our fans continue to respond to our product. For Minor League Baseball to be down less than one percent in season attendance is truly a testament to the loyalty of our fans and the hard work of our teams.

“Had we not experienced difficult weather and had 100 games postponed in August, it is possible we would have recognized an increase in attendance this year.

“Playoff attendance has been strong, with many post-season series drawing far better than in years past. We are very pleased with our 2010 results and the energy and momentum we have carried into our playoff season,” O’Conner added.

2010 Attendance by Leagues

International

6,942,740

Florida State

1,182,581

Pacific Coast

7,032,545

Midwest

4,184,843

Mexican

2,714,955

South Atlantic

3,223,655

Eastern

3,966,241

New York-Penn

1,829,755

Southern

2,209,830

Northwest

885,025

Texas

2,942,930

Appalachian

289,929

California

1,566,501

Pioneer

650,389

Carolina

1,810,537

Total

41,432,456

Source: Minor League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
On FanGraphs: The Death of Baseball in Portland PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 17
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 00:57

Portland Beavers

MLB affiliated baseball has come and gone since the Portland Beavers arrived in 1903 as part of the Pacific Coast League. But, on Monday, the club played its last game in PGE Park.

Today on Fangraphs, I write about the last game(see The Death of Baseball in Portland), and why pro ball leaving Portland this time is different from other instances before:

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. In 2000, Portland came on the scene as a possible relocation candidate for the Montreal Expos. But, on Monday, the Triple-A Portland Beavers played their last game at PGE Park, pushed out by Major League Soccer, not Major League Baseball. With the departure, Minor League Baseball’s largest market is now empty, a victim of MLS wanting a soccer-only facility, and a city that, like most of the nation, has placed education and services above stretching a double into a triple.

With PGE Park now having a fulltime tenant, it spells trouble for efforts to fill the market again with baseball. Read more at the link above.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Rangers Renew Player Development Contracts With Frisco, Hickory and Spokane PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Monday, 30 August 2010 18:20

RangersThe every other year tradition of the minor league affiliate shuffle is well underway. The Texas Rangers today announced the extensions of their Player Development Contracts with three of the organization’s minor league affiliates.

The Rangers and the Double A Frisco RoughRiders have agreed to a four-year extension through the 2014 season, and Texas has extended its affiliations with the Low A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League and the Short Season A Spokane Indians of the Northwest League for two years each through 2012.

“The Rangers are very pleased to be able to continue our relationships with Frisco, Hickory, and Spokane,” commented the club’s Senior Director of Player Development Scott Servais. “The efforts of everyone at those three clubs have helped play into the organization’s success over the last several years. We are happy to be going back.”

The Rangers have been associated with Frisco since 2003, when the franchise was relocated from Shreveport. The RoughRiders captured the Texas League’s First Half South Division title in 2010 to earn their fifth playoff berth in eight seasons as a Rangers affiliate, including a league championship in 2004.

Texas is completing its second year in Hickory with the Crawdads currently in contention for a 2010 playoff berth. The affiliation marks the first time that the Rangers have had a club in the South Atlantic League since 2002.

The Rangers’ affiliation in Spokane also began in 2003. In that span, the Indians have won Northwest League titles in 2003, 2005, and 2008, and have qualified for the playoffs again this season with a First Half East Division crown.

Source: Texas Rangers

Joe TetreaultJoe Tetreault is Managing Editor of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He can be contacted here through The Biz of Baseball

Follow Joe Tetreault on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Baseball Winter Meetings Return to Nashville for 2012 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 21
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:58

Minor League BaseballTHIS IS BREAKING NEWS...

The Gaylord Opryland Resort will once again serve as the host of the Baseball Winter Meetings in 2012. It will mark the sixth time that the annual gathering of professional baseball club and league executives will be held in Nashville. Opryland previously hosted the Baseball Winter Meetings in 1983, 1989, 1998, 2002 and 2007.

The Baseball Trade Show and the Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities Job Fair will also be held on site during the convention, from December 3-6, 2012. Opryland is currently undergoing a restoration because of the record floods Nashville experienced in early May. The hotel, with over 2,800 guest rooms and 174 suites, is scheduled to re-open on November 15.

“Nashville, and the Opryland Hotel, have long been effective meeting spots for baseball,” Pat O’Conner, Minor League Baseball President, said.

(Read The Biz of Baseball interview with Pat O'Conner)

“As the city and property continue to recover from the floods of 2010, we are proud to confirm our commitment to conduct the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings at Opryland. The extraordinary spirit exhibited in Nashville, as it works through the arduous flood recovery, is exactly why we feel so confident in holding our most important meetings in the Music City.”

The 2010 Baseball Winter Meetings will be held at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort near Orlando, Fla., from December 6-9. The Swan and Dolphin Resort also hosted the Baseball Winter Meetings in 2006. Next year’s convention is slated for December 5-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Maury Brown will once again be reporting from this year's Winter Meetings)

Source: Minor League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Los Angeles Dodgers Extend Partnership with Single-A Loons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 08 August 2010 15:23

DodgersThe Los Angeles Dodgers and Great Lakes Loons announced today an extension of the organizations’ player development contract for an additional four seasons, making the Loons the Single-A Midwest League partner of the Dodgers through 2014. The Loons have been affiliated with the Dodgers since the franchise began play in 2007.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Loons and our success both on the field and in the Midland community for years to come,” said Dodgers Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Development De Jon Watson.

The Loons’ 74-36 (.672) overall record is the best mark in Minor League Baseball this season and the club has already qualified for a second consecutive playoff berth by placing second in the Eastern Division in the season’s first half. Great Lakes qualified for the franchise’s first playoff berth and won a first-round playoff series in 2009.

“Our goal from a partnership perspective has always been to have continuity and competitiveness,” Loons President & GM Paul Barbeau said. “We have had a great working relationship with the Dodgers over our first four seasons. Our players have been active in the Great Lakes Bay Region, and our association with the Dodgers’ brand – which has such a rich tradition of excellence – has provided additional recognition and exposure to our franchise.”

“The Dodgers have made a strong commitment to our organization and fans by putting such a competitive product on the field the past two seasons.” Barbeau added. “The Dodgers have played a key role in the success our franchise has enjoyed, and we are excited to announce the Dodgers will be part of four more years of Loons baseball.”

Clayton Kershaw (2008) and Kenley Jansen (2010) became the first two Loons to debut in the Major Leagues with Los Angeles , while former Loons Josh Bell (Orioles), Victor Garate (Nationals) and Carlos Santana (Indians) made their debuts with other franchises. Last year, Dee Gordon and Kyle Russell were named co-Most Valuable Players of the Midwest League and the franchise has had 22 All-Stars in its four-year history.

Source: Los Angeles Dodgers


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Marlins Prospect Daniel Jennings Suspended 50 Games for PEDs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 22:37

Daniel Jennings

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Florida Marlins Minor League pitcher Daniel Jennings has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Methylhexaneamine is mostly found in nasal decongestants, but can be used as a form of stimulant.

The suspension of Jennings, who is currently on the roster of Double-A Jacksonville of the Southern League, is effective immediately.

In a text message to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jennings said, “It was an over the counter stimulant and all there is to do now is take responsibility and serve my suspension.”

“At the time I had no idea what I was taking had something that was banned in it, but the substance in it was just added to the list. Not an excuse, just a fact," Jennings said. "I should have been smarter. Now I pay the price.”

This year, including the off-season, there have been 65 minor league players suspended a total of 3,340 games for being in violation of the minor league drug policy. Last year, on July 29, approx. the same period, there were 64 minor league players that had been suspended for being in violation of the drug policy. Since July 15, the league has suspended 25 minor league players for being in violation of the drug policy.

See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball

NOTE: Look for an extensive article on the inside workings of minor league drug policy, Tuesday on FanGraphs


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
Minor League Baseball, New Era Cap Extend Partnership Through 2016 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 8
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:15
Minor League Baseball

New Era

Minor League Baseball and New Era Cap Co., Inc. have agreed to extend their partnership designating New Era as the Official Cap and Official Batting Practice Cap of Minor League Baseball through 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The current partnership was set to expire at the end of this year.

New Era has been a licensee since Minor League Baseball instituted a licensing program in 1991. The Buffalo, N.Y., based company has been the Official Cap of Minor League Baseball since 1995, and the Official Batting Practice Cap of Minor League Baseball since 2005. New Era was founded in 1920 and has been providing caps to Major League and Minor League Baseball clubs since the 1930s.

“New Era has been one of our most valued partners for a long time and we are extremely pleased to be extending our on-field headwear agreement with them,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner (see the 2008 Biz of Baseball interview with O'Conner).

”Continuing our partnership with Minor League Baseball makes sense as baseball is the backbone of our brand,” said Pete Augustine, President of New Era Cap. “New Era is excited that minor leaguers will have the chance to wear our products as they embark on their journey to the major leagues.”

“We are both committed to providing the highest quality products to our players and fans, so it’s a natural fit,” remarked MiLB Director of Licensing Tina Gust. “The New Era brand and the 59FIFTY cap have become synonymous with baseball.”

Headwear sales have accounted for nearly one-third of the nearly $50 million that Minor League Baseball has averaged in retail merchandise sales over the last three years.

Source: Minor League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
6 Minor League Players Suspended for PEDs, One for 100 Games PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 10
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 26 July 2010 18:37

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six Minor League players have received suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League outfielder Prentice Redman has been suspended for 100 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. The suspension of Redman, who is with Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League, will be effective upon completion of his current 50-game suspension, which was announced on June 25th.
  • Three Milwaukee Brewers Minor League players, all of whom are with the organization’s Dominican Summer League team, have received 50-game suspensions: third baseman Allixon Cequea and outfielder Erickson Salaya both tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, while pitcher Leonard Lorenzo tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone. The suspensions are effective immediately.
  • Detroit Tigers Minor League pitcher Jose Valdez, who is currently on the roster of the club’s Dominican Summer League team, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive a metabolite of Boldenone. The suspension is effective immediately.
  • Oakland Athletics Minor League pitcher Leudis Benzant, who is currently on the roster of the club’s Dominican Summer League team, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension is effective immediately.

This year, including the off-season, there have been 60 minor league players suspended a total of 3,100 games for being in violation of the minor league drug policy. Last year, on July 26, there were 44 minor league players that had been suspended for being in violation of the drug policy. Over the last week, the league has suspended 16 minor league players for being in violation of the drug policy.

See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 

 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 2 of 16
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?