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Giants, Flying Squirrels extend affiliation

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) and the San Francisco Giants extended their player-development contract through the 2014 season.

Giants’ Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans and Flying Squirrels’ Vice President & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell announced the extension during a special pregame ceremony prior to Saturday’s game.

“Our ownership group and the Giants are completing a decade of a partnership that has been characterized by loyalty through lean times in Connecticut and great success in Richmond.” said Flying Squirrels’ President and Managing General Partner Lou DiBella. “We look forward to this partnership continuing for years to come because there is no reason to break up a great thing.”

The extension of the PDC will continue a relationship between the Eastern League franchise and the Giants that began in 2003. At the time, the franchise was known as the Norwich Navigators and the affiliation continued through the franchise’s rebranding as the Connecticut Defenders and eventual relocation to Richmond. 

“The Flying Squirrels front office is one of the absolute best in the business,” said Evans. “They work as hard as anybody in baseball to create an incredible atmosphere for our staff and players both at the ballpark and in the community.  It is a privilege to be associated with the City of Richmond and this great fan base.”

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.


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