Hurricane Maria 


News of the devastation from Hurricane Maria is slowly coming in, but here are a few scenes from the baseball angle: 

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/maria-damages-iconic-baseball-stadium

To help in the relief efforts on the island, former New York Yankee Jorge Posada and others have set up a relief fund. Although they’ve already reached their initial goal, every additional amount can only help. 

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Best of the Week, 9/3-9/2017


Garabez Rosa of the Bowie Baysox was named Eastern League MVP this week! Congrats, Garabez!!

Stat-urday, 9/9/2017


Alec Asher pitched for the Bowie Baysox in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs yesterday. He pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs, racking up a 16.20 ERA for his efforts. The Baysox lost 8-4. 


What I don’t understand is why was he pitching for us in the first place? Asher pitched in only 34 games all season, none of them with Bowie. The time he spent in the minors this year was with the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. And he only pitched in 10 games with them. 

Was Asher our consolation prize for the O’s taking Austin Hays from us right before the playoffs? I wouldn’t begrudge Hays his MLB playing time, but we’d like to have him for the playoffs. 

The Baysox have lost the first two games of the 5-game series to the Altoona Curve. The series continues in Altoona tonight. 

 ~ baseballrebecca

MiLB Postseason 


Generally, the week after Labor Day is one of the saddest of the entire year. I’m always sad when the Minor League Baseball season ends. Sure, some of our guys might get called up for the end of the season. But it’s just not the same without them playing in down the street and in other towns and cities across the U.S.

This year, however, is different. Both the Frederick Keys and the Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore Orioles single A and double A affiliates, are in the playoffs. Game one for both teams is tonight – and they’re both playing at home.

Two years ago, the Bowie Baysox were the Eastern League champions. We’re hoping to take home the trophy again!

Good luck to both the Keys and the Baysox!

~ baseballrebecca 

Bowie Baysox, 2015 Eastern League Champions (photo courtesy of milb.com)

 

This is Where the Twins Play


I love it when you see the local team represented immediately upon arriving at a new location. Recently, I had a layover in Minneapolis. As I stepped off the airplane into the walkway, the first thing I saw was a Delta ad stating they were the official airline of the Minnesota Twins. 

Then I found this cool restaurant in the airport: 

I love a town that loves its baseball team!

~ baseballrebecca

September Bobbleheads


With just over a month left of the 2017 baseball season, here are your last chances to obtain a bobblehead this year:

2-Sep Brewers Craig Counsell mini bobblehead (special ticket)
2-Sep Giants Buster Posey Special Event bobblehead (special ticket)
2-Sep Padres Wil Myers “The Cycle” Bobblehead
2-Sep Rangers Master Lucroy Star Wars Bobblehead
2-Sep White Sox Mark Buehrle
6-Sep Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez
9-Sep Arizona Sugar Skull Bobblehead
10-Sep Royals Drew Butera TIE Fighter Pilot (Star Wars) Bobblehead (special ticket)
12-Sep Cardinals Willie McGee mini bobblehead (special ticket)
12-Sep Giants Joe Montana bobblehead (special ticket)
13-Sep Giants Frank Robinson
13-Sep Red Sox Xander Bogaerts Gnome
15-Sep Giants Giants-themed Thor bobblehead (Marvel Day – special tickets required)
16-Sep Astros Super Springer “Diving Catch” Bobblehead
16-Sep Giants Orlando Cepeda statue replica (80th birthday)
16-Sep Reds Reds Past & Present Triple Bobblehead
16-Sep Tampa Bay Blake Snell
17-Sep Miami Christian Yelich
23-Sep Reds Tucker Barnhart
24-Sep Orioles Oriole Bird Bobblehead Toothbrush Holder (14 and under)
26-Sep Cardinals Joe Magrane and Greg Mathews dual-bobblehead (special ticket)
26-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead TBA
26-Sep Phillies Phillies Captain Picard bobble figurine (special ticket)
30-Sep Cardinals Scott Rolen
30-Sep Miami Adam Conley Star Wars Stormtrooper Bobblehead (special ticket)
30-Sep Royals Memorable Moments Bobblehead Series: George Brett

#ForHouston


Baseball teams all over the country are joining together to help the people in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here’s a message from MLB: