2021 September 26: Baseball - Napa Silverados
2021 September 19: Baseball - Sultanes de Monterrey
2021 September 12: Baseball - Lynchburg Hillcats
2021 September 6: Baseball - Milwaukee Milkmen
2021 August 29: Baseball - Fresno Grizzlies
I don't have to tell you how crazy the last couple of years have been with regards to minor league sports. And it's hard to tell if the craziness has completely died down. Nonetheless, we have a semblance or normality. Of course, as always some teams have not survived. In the AHL the San Antonio Rampage moved to become the Henderson Silver Knights and the Utica Devils moved to become the Abbotsford Canucks. No need to feel sorry for the fans of Utica, however, as the Binghamton Devils have moved to Utica to become the new Utica Comets. In the ECHL the Manchester Monarchs and Brampton Beast have folded. And in the SPHL it has become official that the Memphis RiverKings, who had been suspended operations, have completely folded. Our condolences to the fans of San Antonio, Binghamton, Manchester, Brampton, and Mississippi.
In happier news, new teams have been added as well. The AHL has no new teams this year (although Abbotsford, B.C. has gained a team as noted above), but the ECHL has added the Iowa Heartlanders (in the Iowa City area) and the Lions de Trois-Riviéres, and the SPHL has added the Vermillion County Bobcats in Danville, Illinois.
So now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. May we never have
a disruption like this again.
"What's the Bush League Factor?" you may be thinking.
Basically, it's a not-too-serious attempt at quantifying how lousy some of the logos in minor league hockey and baseball are. Certain offenses have been catalogued -- cartoony logos, logos with irrelevant features in them (such as a bear in the logo for a team called the "Aces"), trendy and/or garish colors, and so forth. Each offense has been given a point value, and the scores have been added up.
Some people would say that I need to get a life, and they may be right, but until then I'm going to keep working on this.
Updates should come roughly once a week during the season...maybe more often, maybe less. Keep checking to see what I have to say. With every update one team (sometimes more if I'm feeling ambitious) will be spotlighted. Teams will be done in a seemingly random order (it isn't, but the exact order is left as an exercise to the reader).
Navigation is fairly straightforward. Look at the links on the left and click on the team or department you want to go to.
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