Archive for October, 2008

Playing for Peanuts – Episode 2.2

Episode 2.2

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Butch Hobson Gets His Number Retired (Video)

I wrote early in the season about the ceremony to retire Butch Hobson’s number 17 in Nashua.  Looking around YouTube tonight, I found a video of the event:

Playing for Peanuts – Episode 2.1

Episode 2.1

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Playing for Peanuts, Episode 1.4

The fourth episode of Playing for Peanuts is out!

Episode 1.4 –

Playing for Peanuts, Episode 1.3

Here’s the third installment of Playing for Peanuts.

Episode 1.3 –

Waiting – Waiting – Waiting On The Affiliates To Change

Most of these are several days old, but here are a few more changes in major-minor league affiliations:

Toronto Blue Jays: Syracuse is out, Las Vegas is in.

The story announcing this change contains one of the most awesome paragraphs the world will ever see:

The Syracuse Chiefs had made it known that they weren’t willing to extend their relationship with the Blue Jays after this season. Syracuse hasn’t made the International League playoffs since 1998 and was hoping to reel in a more competitive farm club. In the end, Syracuse found a new parent club in the Washington Nationals.

I think “hoping” is the key word there.

New York Yankees: extend PDC with Trenton through 2014.

More than 200 players and coaches have played for the Thunder and in the Major Leagues, including Chien-Ming Wang, Joba Chamberlain, Robinson Cano, Dioner Navarro, Nomar Garciaparra and David Eckstein.

The fact that the last two guys played in Trenton when it was a Red Sox affiliate makes me chuckle.

Cincinnati Reds: Carolina is in.

How to Work in MiLB

The blog Hugging Harold Reynolds is one of the hardest working sites in the ‘sphere. They pile on the high-protein content at an amazing rate. Since we are NOT one of the hardest working sites around, we sometimes fail to link their best MiLB-related stuff.

Not today. Check out this interview with the Trenton Thunder’s PR Director, who talks promotions, good games, and how to break into the biz.

The article

Keep an eye on HHR over the next few weeks. This is just the beginning of their series exploring what it takes to get a dream job in sports.