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Shuffles in the broadcast booth

We have multiple shuffles in MiLB broadcast booths for the 2011 season, as retirements and shifts have caused team voices like J.P. Shadrick and Mike Boyle to assume new posts. First: J.P. Shadrick, the voice of the Jacksonville Suns (Class AA; Southern League) for the past five seasons, is moving on to a broadcasting position […]

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It’s official: Canadians now farm team for Toronto

You read it here first, and it was officially announced today: the Toronto Blue Jays have signed a player-development contract with the Vancouver Canadians, as the only two Canadian teams in affiliated ball join forces. The announcement confirms what we reported yesterday. Here’s the word from the official press release: Partnering with Vancouver is a […]

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Jays wooing Canadians as affiliate

The only two affiliated teams in Canada may be uniting forces, as the Toronto Blue Jays are close to signing a player-development contract with the Vancouver Canadians (short season A; Northwest League). The move makes sense if you are Canadian: it gives the Blue Jays a coast-to-coast presence north of the border, and it gives […]

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Everett, Seattle agree on two-year PDC extension

The Everett AquaSox and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a two-year extension to the Player Development Contract, binding the team’s affiliation through the 2012 season. The agreement was finalized Wednesday afternoon. “We are excited to extend our great partnership with the Mariners,” said AquaSox Executive Vice President Tom Backemeyer. “It’s a perfect fit on […]

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Nat Bailey Stadium / Vancouver Canadians

Nat Bailey Stadium began life as Capilano Stadium, the home of the legendary Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International League. (What’s a Capilano? It was a local brewery.) It’s been the psychic center of baseball in British Columbia since there, serving as the home of the Vancouver Capilanos (“Caps”), the Vancouver Mounties of the Pacific […]

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Fraser Field / North Shore Navigators

Built in 1940, Fraser Field has hosted Eastern League and independent baseball; it’s now home to summer-collegiate ball. FAST FACTS Year Built: 1940 Capacity: 3,804 Dimensions: 320L, 400C, 320R Parking: There is some limited street parking in front of the ballpark, but beware: there are some inconsistent restrictions on parking in the area, and the […]

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Northwest League

Today’s Northwest League is actually the third name this league has gone by since its inception in 1918. It began life as the Pacific Coast International League and played under that name for its first and third seasons, playing under the name of the Northwest International League in 1919. (Those early days were not the […]

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