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Back in Business

Monday marked the first work day in which MiLB.com headquarters (located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood) was back up and running after the superstorm, and it took me not having access to this place to realize just how much I missed it.

All of my friends are okay.

As someone who resides in a neighborhood that was marginally affected, I’m only just beginning to process the extent to which Sandy truly devastated the region in which I live and work. I was very fortunate in that I never lost power through it all, and with this being the case I channeled some of my storm anxiety into writing for MiLB.com and this blog as if nothing was wrong. I didn’t know what else to do. (For those interested in how Minor League teams were affected by Sandy, check out this short news piece). I’ll save my musings on storm life lessons and how this can and should spur me to become a more active and engaged member of my community for another day. For now, though, let’s engage in a little bit of good ol’ fashion offseason bouillabaissin.’

In case you didn’t read my MiLB.com dispatches, two teams have recently unveiled a new set of logos.

The Lexington Legends got quite a bit of play for their new look. Not only did mascot Big L unveil the new look after rappelling down the side of a building, but the team’s new road cap features a mustache and nothing else. Crank up Sparks!

The new Legends’ universe:

And then there were the Erie SeaWolves, who kept on keeping on with their canine pirate theme despite Erie’s distinct lack of mammalian buccaneer quadrupeds.

I couldn’t help but notice that the eyepatch is now on the right eye, when it used to be on the left. What does it all mean?!

So, yeah. Logos. Next up on the unveiling front are the Hudson Valley Renegades on November 13th and then, one day later, the Reading Phillies. That latter case should be very interesting, as the R-Phils are changing their name and let’s just say the community isn’t reacting positively to that news in the early-going.

Speaking of the Reading Phillies, their former media relations director Tommy Viola is now with the Charlotte Knights. And last month in Charlotte love was in the air. Ballpark wedding!

But sometimes, one needs to destroy before they can grow. Just a few days later, Knights mascot Homer visited the construction site of the Knights’ new ballpark in order to help out with the construction.

Finally, some dragon-with-a-hammer content on this blog! I knew it would happen one of these days.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

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A Love That Will Never Wilt

The last time one of Reading’s racing vegetables appeared on this blog was when Cauliflower endured a humbling clothesline takedown courtesy of Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Cauliflower is a fighter, but his equally nutritious compatriot Broccoli is a lover. On Saturday, this flowery green romantic sprinted into the stands immediately after winning that night’s Vegetable Race. He made a beeline for one special lady, in order to express his love eternal:

    

I am not one to use the word “adorable” very often. But, seriously, these pictures are adorable:

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Broccoli is in fact R-Phils client relationship manager Jon Muldowney, who went Muldowney on one knee in order to propose to Ms. Michelle Reffner. She said yes despite his overt “stalk”er tendencies.

Meanwhile, the R-Phils are currently preparing for Sunday’s tribute to the inimitable Crazy Hot Dog Vendor.

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The team will take the field wearing these uniforms, which just might be the most ridiculous theme jerseys of the 2010 season.

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I seem to have misplaced my information regarding who the above players are,
but, nonetheless, they are players. They are also television stars:

I am worried that I may be neglecting other stories in the field of vegetable betrothal and vertically-striped theme jersey celebrations. Please get in touch with info pertaining to these subjects, as well as info pertaining to just about anything else. I want it all. 

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
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