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Bullfrogs pitch Joannes Stadium improvements, hire Darrell Handelsman as coach

The Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have pitched several improvements to Joannes Stadium and received initial approval from the City of Green Bay Parks Committee, and an experienced skipper will guide the team: Darrell Handelsman. The full City Council is set to take up the matter Feb. 4. All projects would be funded […]

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Green Bay Bullfrogs bought by Mallards owners

The Madison Mallards empire is now a team larger, as the group has purchased the Green Bay Bullfrogs from the summer-collegiate Northwoods League, per an announcement today by league president Dick Radatz, Jr. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators, including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. […]

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Storm Chasers, Rafters announce staff additions/promotions

Some personnel news to convey: the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) promoted Andrea Stava to assistant GM, while the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) promoted Liz Kern and John Fanta. In addition, the Storm Chasers hired Sean Olson as the team’s new director of ticket sales. “The front office of […]

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The Year That Was: 2010

It was a year that saw many teams struggling on the financial front, the emergence of a truly great ballpark in downtown Minneapolis, some recognition of true notables in front offices, and some potentally great markets entering the baseball world. Here are the top stories of 2010 on Ballpark Digest, as meaured by page views. […]

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Executives of the Year: Dannemiller, Kern, Venuto

In a bad economy, it’s easier to tell the truly great employees from the mediocre ones: they’re the ones who manage to grow revenue and per caps at a time when almost everyone else is suffering. Just ask the three recipients of our year-end award for Ballpark Digest Executive of the Year: Katie Dannemiller, Liz […]

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