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Northwest Arkansas Thunder Chickens

Promotions Watch: What-If Nights

The often overlooked aspect of name the team contests is that the monikers that do not win still offer plenty of promotional opportunities. In recent years, more teams across Minor League Baseball are breaking out the losing finalists as part of What-If Night. These revisionist theme nights are the topic of this week’s Promotions Watch. […]

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Dunedin Blue Jays

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium: Outdated Yet Charming

With its unwieldy name adorning the façade of a stark exterior, Dunedin’s Florida Auto Exchange Stadium does not make an aesthetically pleasing first impression, and it lacks many of the amenities that fans and players have come to expect. Despite those disadvantages, the ballpark offers an intimate charm in a city that is full of […]

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Promotions Watch: Bobbleheads and Gnomes Part I

Few giveaways make for better collectibles than bobbleheads and garden gnomes, both of which are popular promotions in Major League and Minor League Baseball. As the regular season approaches, Promotions Watch will highlight some of the most notable bobblehead and gnome giveaways in both circuits during the two-part series. This week will feature the majors, […]

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Promotions Watch: Ballpark Beers

Over the past several seasons, the bond of beer and baseball has grown, thanks to teams embracing the growth of the craft brewery industry. In the latest Promotions Watch, we highlight some of the most recent developments in this trend, including the growing numbers of clubs rolling out team-branded brews. (more…)

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Promotions Watch: Preseason Exhibitions

Many Minor League Baseball teams are offering fans the opportunity to take in a game before Opening Day on April 9 by including preseason exhibition games in their schedules. Headlined by five games that pit Minor League teams against their Major League parent clubs, these contests are discussed in this week’s Promotions Watch. (more…)

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