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Rockers Raise Funds for Pink Ribbon Program

November 23, 2020 - HIGH POINT, N.C. - Earlier this month the High Point Rockers presented a check for $1,375 to the High Point Regional Health Foundation at High Point Medical Center. The funds were raised as part of a month-long virtual auction during October to benefit the foundation's Pink Ribbon Program. "Even though we couldn't host our usual fundraiser this year, it's important that we continue to support our partners and the initiatives that help the citizens of High Point," said Christian Heimall, General Manager of the Rockers. ... Full Story

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With Announcements, More MiLB Teams Left Twisting in the Wind

OSC Original by Paul Reeths
November 20, 2020 - This week the venerable Rochester Red Wings revealed a new affiliation with the Washington Nationals after being unceremoniously jettisoned by the Minnesota Twins. The move secures Rochester's place in AAA baseball for the foreseeable future. The fate of many other minor league teams remains in limbo at this time. The team Rochester will replace in Minnesota's chain, the Fresno Grizzlies, is likely to be nudged out of AAA baseball and may drop two or three levels. The possible addition of two independent teams to the AAA ... Full Story

Sugar Land Skeeters Named Houston Astros Triple-A Franchise

November 20, 2020 - (SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) - The Houston Astros announced today that the Sugar Land Skeeters will become their Triple-A franchise, beginning in the 2021 season. The Skeeters will become the first-ever independent league baseball team to transition into a Triple-A affiliate. They will begin play in the Pacific Coast League in 2021. "This is an incredibly monumental day for our organization and the city of Sugar Land," said Skeeters owner Kevin Zlotnik. "We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with the Houston Astros and are im... Full Story

"Despicable" Plan and Tactics Bring MiLB under MLB's Total Control

OSC Original by Paul Reeths
November 9, 2020 - Over the weekend, the New York Yankees gave us the first glimpse into Major League Baseball's grand plan to reorganize Minor League Baseball. While rumors of the changes have echoed through minor league cities for months, MLB fittingly let the Evil Empire provide confirmation of the sweeping changes it is now unveiling. Gone will be 40 affiliated Minor League Baseball teams in communities across the country. The doomed organizations will be converted into college wood bat teams, offered the opportunity to join the indepen... Full Story

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