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  1. Ballpark Digest had a good article about the situation, and a few possibilities that could occur.




    Reported this morning by Baseball America, the plan would eliminate most of Rookie and Short Season A ball in the new PBA between MiLB and MLB, which expires in 2020. However, it’s a little more nuanced than saying all the Short Season A and Rookie leagues would go away. The Northwest League would stay but would lose two teams. Two NY-Penn League teams would potentially move to the Double-A Eastern League and replacing existing teams there, while at least one other NY-Penn League team would be shifted up to the Carolina League and replace an existing team there. The Appalachian League would go away except for perhaps Pulaski and Johnson City, moving up to Single-A. Other teams in the Sally, Carolina, Midwest and California leagues would go away as well. In addition, there is talk of adding a third Low-A league in the mid-Atlantic region. And some of these markets could become part of a Dream League, a purely developmental effort co-owned by MLB and MiLB that’s basically a developmental league with undrafted players. (Yes, we know that the Appalachian League is totally owned by MLB teams, which is why a Dream League may not make the most sense.)


    The changes are not expected to affect the International League and potentially only one team in the Pacific Coast League, which could be shifted to St. Paul, MN’s CHS Field.


  2. Posting this here, since i dont think theres a better place.


    Since the Florida Fire Frogs were bought out of their lease at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, has anyone heard of any possible relocation sites?




    My first thought is that there really arent many viable options.  the ballpark at Disney World is pretty much a no, so that leaves Vero Beach (former Dodgertown), Brevard County (could be Space Coast Stadium where the Frogs relocated from 3  years ago, but hosts youth and travel ball tournaments mostly or Cocoa Expo I guess), UCF (I dont know if this is an option, but there arent many possibilities), and maybe Sanford.

  3. I think the number on the front of the Nats script jerseys is set a little to high causing the script to be set at a high angle.  The road Washington script doesn't seem to have this issue.


    I wonder if this could be remedied with adjusting the location of the number ever so slightly towards the belt.

  4. On 10/14/2019 at 6:47 PM, dont care said:

    Just one thing, Orlando is not 1.5 hours from Tampa, maybe if you are the only car on the road but it can easily be a 3 hr ordeal. I went to one rays game and it took 4. I’m never going again after that.

    Orlando to Tampa "should" take about an hour and a half, but us locals know thats only possible in the middle of the night when driving on I-4.


    I live about 10 miles east of Tampa, and to get to Disney World (about 50-55 miles away, and about 15 miles or so south of downtown Orlando) takes me an hour and 15 minutes on a good day.

  5. No official schedule from the Lightning, but driving home last night the digital billboard on I-275 had an ad for the next home game on Saturday October 19th, and it had a player in the black alt and was shown in black and white text, no blue.


    I presume we'll see a mostly Saturday home game schedule with the black jerseys with a possible match with Toronto at home added to the mix, as was done in past years with the previous alternate jerseys.

  6. On 10/4/2019 at 7:29 PM, Volt said:

    Ugh.  I hope this is an elaborate fake because these are 100% hot stinkin' TRASH.  Why would they use a 90's template with the cheap mesh when there are so many better options?  And the XFL on the right chest, logo in the middle, and nothing on the left is super dumb.  Super disappointing if true.

    It’s a prototype, so I presume the left chest would have manufacturers logo.

  7. LA Rams vs. Seattle


    NY Jets vs. Philadelphia

    Atlanta vs. Houston

    Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh

    New England vs. Washington

    Buffalo vs. Tennessee

    Arizona vs. Cincinnati

    Chicago vs. Oakland

    Minnesota vs. NY Giants

    Jacksonville vs. Carolina

    Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans

    Denver vs. LA Chargers

    Green Bay vs. Dallas

    Indianapolis vs. Kansas City


    Cleveland vs. San Francisco

  8. 2 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:


    This was once true, but now? FlexFit caps fit WAY better than the New Era "Flex" versions (Pretty sure those are all under the 39Thirty model). I wear a 7 5/8 and the newer versions of FlexFit caps fit wonderfully. The New Era flex caps still fit like trash. 

    Are you able to find pro team and college team FlexFit caps?  I figured they dont have licensing and might not be available.

  9. On 9/25/2019 at 11:39 AM, Gothamite said:


    If you have a head larger than 7 1/2, they're not good.  Neither are the Flexfit brand caps.

    Yup, my feelings exactly.  Low crown 5950's are the same way for me.


    I have to go with stardard 5950s or snapbacks.

  10. 12 hours ago, evoquik said:

    Not sure how much weight or stock to put into this, but the Rays' social media has recently started to roll out very yellow-based graphics. Could this be hinting at something or is it just a fresh graphical theme for the end of the season? 

    Theyve done this before, I believe it's a postseason push kinda thing.

  11. 1 hour ago, simtek34 said:

    No new template. Nike is using the Majestic FlexBase template

    I meant it as this will likely be our first look at how Nike will adapt into MLB....since most new news wold come until after the World Series.

  12. 36 minutes ago, ltp74 said:

    I never understood why they wanted FSU and Miami in separate divisions but still playing against each other yearly during the regular season. It was still the BCS era when the ACC expanded to 12 and it seems like those two playing twice would hurt their chances at the BCS Championship Game or BCS at-large bid.


    Once the ACC expanded to 14 & replaced Maryland with Louisville they should have moved teams around to get the four North Carolina schools in the same division, that North Carolina and Wake Forest played each other non-conference this year is crazy.


    I think they really wanted to have FSU-Miami in the conference championship game, and to date this has yet to happen and its been 14 years

  13. Philadelphia vs. Green Bay


    Cleveland vs. Baltimore

    Oakland vs. Indianapolis

    Carolina vs. Houston

    Washington vs. NY Giants

    Tennessee vs. Atlanta

    LA Chargers vs. Miami

    Kansas City vs. Detroit

    New England vs. Buffalo

    Tampa Bay vs. LA Rams

    Seattle vs. Arizona

    Jacksonville vs. Denver

    Minnesota vs. Chicago

    Dallas vs. New Orleans


    Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh