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Lake Elsinore, Padres extend PDC

More affiliation news: the San Diego Padres and Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; Cal League) have extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season. “We have built a great winning tradition over the last 12 years with the Padres, winning two Cal League Championships and getting into the playoffs 10 of the 11 […]

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Tebow to the Storm?

Clever: The Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) have landed squarely in the news, offering to trade its Rally Cop to the Denver Broncos for the suddenly expendable Tim Tebow. “We’re not sure about Tim’s baseball past,” said Storm Vice President/General Manager Chris Jones, “but we are sure he could bring some of […]

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Tennessee, Lake Elsinore snare MiLB organizational honors

The Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) snared the 2011 John H. Johnson President’s Award, while the Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) won this year’s Larry MacPhail Award, as MiLB unveiled yearly honors. The Smokies and Storm will receive their major awards at the Baseball Winter Meetings Annual Banquet on Thursday, December […]

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Storm enter extreme-eats arena with Home Wrecker, Filthy McNasty

The Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) are entering the extreme-food world with a series of new creations to the Diamond Club menu, including the two-pound Home Wrecker hamburger and the five-pound-plus Filthy McNasty chili dog Nice. The specifics: the Filthy McNasty — which could feed four comfortably — is a two-pound burger […]

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Storm to Sheen: Come on down!

The Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) are tempting the fates by inviting human train-wreck Charlie Sheen to The Diamond for a “Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo” promotion on May 5. Of course, Sheen occupies a special place in the baseball world for his portrayal of Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in Major League and […]

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Storm unveil Wacky Weenie Wednesday

The Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) have announced one of the first noteworthy promotions of the 2011 season: Wacky Weenie Wednesday, where everyone attending a Wednesday game will receive free hot dogs. Not surprisingly, the promotion is presented by hot-dog vendor Farmer John. “We felt like this would give fans the chance […]

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California League

The California League began life as a joint operation between Major League Baaeball and the Pacific Coast League to bring a lower classification of baseball to the Pacific Coast. When baseball reorganized after the 1962 season it was repositioned as a High Class A league. Class C / 1941-1942, 1946-1962 High Class A / 1963-present […]

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