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New for 2015: CHS Field

We have a name for the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) opening for the 2015 season: CHS Field. Naming rights for the new ballpark were purchased by Inver Grove Heights (Minn.)-based CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 agriculture cooperative. “The opportunity to team up with Saints is a homerun for […]

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One last hurrah at Midway Stadium

We’re down to the wire at Midway Stadium, where the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will wrap up their tenure there with a final game tonight. As a ballpark, Midway Stadium was cheaply built and not blessed with an abundance of amenities. Originally called Municipal Stadium, it opened after St. Paul tore down the […]

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Simunic, RedHawks exercise contract option

The only manager in Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) history, Doug Simunic, will be with the team through the 2017 season, as a two-year contract extension was exercised. Simunic signed a three-year extension in 2012, with the potential for a two-year extension. That extension is now in play. “I would like to capture one more […]

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The Week That Was: June 29

Ballpark prep, ugly sweaters, a potential Twins/Saints affiliation and Petco Park A/V upgrades were the top stories on Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. Here are the top stories, in order of popularity: What happens at a ballpark before a game? Lots of prepCrosscutters to don what could be ugliest uniforms […]

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Saints go for 1,000th win in franchise history today

The next win notched by the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will be a historic one: it will be the 1,000th win in franchise history. Only four independent teams reached that mark: the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (American Association) and the Bridgeport Bluefish and Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League). The Saints play the Sioux […]

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New for 2014: Saints mascot Stephen Colboar

We have a name for this year’s four-legged St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) pig mascot: Stephen Colboar. This was a good year for Saints porcine nicknames, as evidenced by the team’s press release: The Saints were looking for a humorous name that Minnesotan’s could gravitate towards (Johnny Hamziel), but sometimes a great idea on […]

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