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NY-Penn League

Promotions Watch: Short Season Giveaways and Theme Nights

The airing of tonight’s MLB Draft signals the arrival of short season baseball and a new batch of promotions to look forward to over the coming weeks. Some of the best offerings across four leagues—New York-Penn, Northwest, Appalachian and Pioneer leagues—which include theme nights and giveaways are covered in this week’s Promotions Watch. (more…)

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St. Paul Saints logo

Promotions Watch: Independent League Giveaways

With the American Association, Can-Am League, and the Frontier League starting their seasons and the Atlantic League well underway, it is time to look at some of the best giveaways around independent baseball. These offerings—which include bobbleheads, t-shirts, theme-night freebies, tickets, and even money—will be discussed in this week’s Promotions Watch. (more…)

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Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Blue Wahoos to welcome Watson

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) are continuing to promote their ties to minority investor, and two-time Masters Tournament Champion, Bubba Watson: Starting tonight, Watson will lend a helping hand around Bayfront Stadium for the next four games while making himself accessible to fans as part of a unique promotion. (more…)

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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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium: Outdated Yet Charming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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