LATEST STORIES FROM THE GM'S PERSPECTIVE

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Skeeters sign MLB veteran Ryan Langerhans

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Ryan Langerhans is returning to the Sugar Land Skeeters for the second time, according to a press release by the Sugar Land Skeeters. After spending part of 2013 with the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league affiliate, Buffalo Bisons, he appeared in 47 games for the Skeeters batting .287. In 150 at-bats Langerhans...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bluefish sign ex-Yankee reliever D.J. Mitchell

The independent Bridgeport Bluefish have signed former New York Yankee reliever, D.J. Mitchell, according to a Bluefish press release on April 9. Mitchell, who was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University, is entering his sixth professional season, and first with the Atlantic League. According to Bluefish manager...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: April 6, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective April 28 and 29 marks the 22nd annual Frontier League Tryout and Draft. All 14 teams will be in attendance, including Major League Baseball scouts who have been known to make an appearance at the two-day event. According to the league press release, "the workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on April 28...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanrio, MLB Properties expand relationship for 2014 season

Sanrio, Inc., which is best known for Hello Kitty, has continued to grow their partnership with Major League Baseball. The MLB-themed collection has grown in part with their relationship with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres themed collection introduced in 2013. 2014 will expand to all 30 MLB teams. Opening Day marks...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama honors legendary Jackie Robinson

April 1st marked the release of Tommy Bahama's 2014 "Collector's Edition" Major League Baseball shirt honoring the legendary Jackie Robinson. The shirt is released in plenty of time for Jackie Robinson day. MLB has marked April 15, as the date the entire game will pay tribute to, not only a Hall of Famer, but also one of the most influential people to put...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution sign ex-Blue Jay Mark Hendrickson

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective 10-year MLB veteran Mark Hendrickson has signed with the York Revolution, according to a March 29 article on Blogtoblogchamps. Hendrickson hasn't had your typical career. He was drafted 31st overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played four years, spending time with the 76ers, Sacramento...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama presents Dodger greats

Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball continue to strengthen a bond that's been growing over the past several years. On April 15, at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Tommy Bahama presents a new speaker series "The Rundown with Steve Garvey”. Guests will include Los Angeles Dodger greats, Maury Wills and Tommy Davis in a Tribute to Jackie Robinson and Major...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Shawn Hill away from the York Revolution for second time

In a stunning turn of events, Shawn Hill is no longer a member of the York Revolution. Within days of signing with York, Hill signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to CBS Sports and MLive.com This marks the second time they've lost Hill to the Jays. As far as I can tell, no details on the deal have been mentioned. In all likelihood, Hill will begin...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Canadian Shawn Hill returns to the Revolution

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Mississauga, Ontario native Shawn Hill is heading back to the independent York Revolution, according to the York Daily Record. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 6th round of the 2000 Amateur draft, Hill was never a power pitcher. He's always had to rely on control to be successful. With a career...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Dodgers sign on-base machine Joe Meggs

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective The Los Angeles Dodgers have combed the independent leagues and came up with a Slammer. The Dodgers have purchased the rights of Joliet Slammers outfielder Joe Meggs, according to the Slammers website. Meggs, a product of the University of Washington, made the most of his first year in independent baseball. In...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New independent baseball league wants to change it up

Independent baseball is a different animal. Operating without a safety net and without any professional affiliate, indy baseball attempts to provide fans with an entertaining product and low affordable prices. Fans aren't surrounded by household names. The majority of the players are undrafted. It's a harsh reality, but indy ball is the last stop for the many. Very few...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Legacy Institute’s Chris Nowinski discusses MLB's new home-plate collision rule

Major League Baseball has adopted a new rule, a rule that will protect catchers from collisions at home plate. I can’t say that I’m against it. Presumably, most people will say that running the catcher is a part of the game. Now don’t get me wrong I completely understand that, but you have to take into consideration the safety of the players and what’s at stake. Major...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, March 9, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective St. Paul Saints and Ryan Cos have come to an agreement of the Saints new stadium. The final number sits at $43.8 million. Ryan will be completely responsible for any overruns on materials or labor, according to the Star Tribune. The ballpark (owned by the city) is to scheduled to open in May 2015. The...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shake Your Booty

"Shake Your Booty" You know you want to! On Thursday March 6, 2014 at Pope John Paul II on 205 S. Franklin St., in Thunder Bay, you can help fight colon cancer, one booty shake at a time! The 3rd annual "Shake Your Booty" was started by colon cancer survivor, Maria Lento. The event is all about raising awareness, while engaged a 3-hour Zumbathon- an intensely...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, March 2, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Nick Belmonte and Dave Marcon created the Indy Pro Showcase over eight years ago. Since then, over 800 players who have attended their camps have gone on to sign professional contracts. According to their website, their Houston Showcase will held on April 15/16 at Baseball USA. For more information on attending...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hook Goldeyes' Scoma

Last Monday, Winnipeg Goldeyes' Ryan Scoma had his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a Goldeyes press release. I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you can play the game, big league clubs will find you. Like other independent trailblazers such as, Daniel Nava, Max Scherzer, Brendan Donnelly and J.D. Drew, regardless of where you make...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Mays and the 2014 Tommy Bahama MLB Spring Training Collection

Spring is right around the corner, so is baseball. With that being said, your chance to meet Willie May is only a few short days away. Tommy Bahama is giving baseball fans the chance to meet Willie Mays, one of best baseball players this planet has ever seen. Tommy Bahama, in association with Major League Baseball is hosting "Tommy Bahama Presents an Evening with Willie...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, February 24, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective The York Revolution will be holding open tryouts on Saturday, April, 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Santander Stadium in York, according ot the York Disptach. All interested parties can download the form here, and mail it in with the corresponding fee. Players are responble for bringing their own equipment, except batting...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

World Juniors coming back to Thunder Bay

February, 19 2014 will be remembered as a historic day for Thunder Bay and Canadian baseball. The Thunder Bay International Baseball Association (TBIBA) announced that the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) chose Thunder Bay as the host for the 2017 International Baseball Federation (IBAF) 18U Baseball World Cup. The best amateur players from all over the world will come...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, February 17, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Washington Wild Things right-handed relief pitcher Steve Messner has been signed by the San Francisco Giants. The former Cal State San Marcos Cougar appeared in eight games for the Wild Things. He struck out five in just over seven innings. Lincoln Saltdogs right-handed started Luis Chirinos had his contract...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco aims to be everyday player

Jose Canseco is usually making headlines for the wrong reasons, this time he is using his celebrity for the greater good. The former MVP, World Series champion and admitted steroid user, told the San Antonio Express-News that he loves the game, and if he can play the game, he's going to continue to try. Currently working as league's Director of Baseball Operations and...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, February 10, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Washington Wild Things' Quincy Latimore. Latimore, a former 4th round draft pick in 2007, is going back to the club who originally signed him. Latimore has over seven years in the game, splitting time with the Pirates and Cleveland Indians organizations. His best season...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady is working with Roger Clemens

Tracy McGrady wants to play baseball, and he's working with Roger Clemens to make that dream a reality. CBS Eyeon Basketball originally reported that the recently retired NBA All-Star and the independent Sugar Land Skeeters had been in talks, specifically with McGrady trying out for the team in 2014. The Skeeters are not new to taking risks and making headlines. They gave...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, February 2, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced a special ticket package honouring the great Jackie Robinson. The Skeeters are offering a $42 Mini Plan ($62 value) and was released on January 31, 2014 which would've been Jackie Robinson's 95 birthday. Let there be light. The Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Not a Normal set of circumstances for Ryan Gibbard

Ryan Gibbard was a Normal CornBelter for about a month. The CornBelters announced on Thursday that the Colorado Rockies have purchased Gibbard's contract. Normal won't be in use of his services, but Field Manager Brooks Carey knows how talented he is. “Ryan is a great kid and is obviously talented. He’s the kind of player we’re always looking for. Congratulations...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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