DC Sports Bog: Minor League Baseball


Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Vinny Cerrato backs out of Baysox dunk tank

A three-hour Cerrato broadcast and no dunk tank. No one wins in this situation.

By Sarah Kogod  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Vinny Cerrato, Bowie Baysox

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Potomac Nationals choose replacement mascot

Sadly, the P Nats fans did not choose The Pickle.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Potomac Nationals

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Bethesda Big Train fan fails nine-pound burger challenge

A brave young man in a Redskins jersey tried to eat nine-pounds of hamburger. He didn’t make it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Bethesda Big Train

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Bryce Harper garden gnome giveaway

This rotund figure is part of the Hagerstown Suns Bryce Harper Hall of Fame Weekend.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball, Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Potomac Nationals to have mascot faceoff

With more than thirty responses to their call for help, the P-Nats will let the fans decide on the replacement mascot.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball, D.C. United | Tags:  Potomac Nationals

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Potomac Nationals place mascot on the DL

The P-Nats are looking for volunteer mascots to fill in for the injured Uncle Slam.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Potomac Nationals

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/28/2012

The Potomac Nationals Strasburg bobblehead

If you couldn’t get your Strasburg bobblehead at Nats Park this April, the P-Nats offer another alternative.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Morning pixels: Wizards and NBA draft night

The only thing we know for certain about tonight’s draft is that nothing is certain.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Redskins, Nats, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Bryce Harper, Michael Morse, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/26/2012

John Wall inspired prank call

Prank calls have come a long way since “Is your refrigerator running?”

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  John Wall, Mike Green, Jay Beagle, Erik Cook, Chris Baker, Chien-Ming Wang

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Baysox beer run in photos

The inaugural beer run in Bowie went off without a hitch.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Baysox

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Bowie Baysox introduce 1K beer run

Running around the warning track while drinking. What can go wrong?

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Bowie Baysox, Minor League Baseball

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Vinny Cerrato, the Bowie Baysox and a dunk tank

Just when you think minor league baseball teams have thought of everything, the Baysox break the awesome meter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Vinny Cerrato

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Potomac Nationals plan Titanic promotion

Nats’ Carolina League affiliate will also have a Presidential-themed bobblehead night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs invite Tim Tebow to throw out first pitch

Charles County minor league outfit puts out the best ridiculous press release of the week.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Jayson Werth bobblehead nights approach

Before you get your Werth bobblehead at Nats Park later this month, stop in at Frederick for a sideburnsed doll.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball

Posted at 02:32 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Virginia baseball holds bloody World Series celebration

You know the dogpile was a good one when people emerge with rivers of blood running down their faces.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:32 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011

DC’s 2011 baseball bobbleheads

Among highlights: no fewer than three area franchises are holding Jayson Werth bobblehead night this year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball, Orioles

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/25/2007

I Dance With the Stars

Or whatever. I really have nothing left to say about this. All my memories of the events of Saturday night have been completely erased. I just watched this seconds ago, and I don't even remember what I just saw. Except I believe I wore a Mothering Hut shirt onto the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/10/2007

Harrison the Breath Sniffer

Because I hate leaving loose ends untied, yesterday I chatted with Harrison, the famed Bowie Baysox intern and proprietor of Harrison's Halitosis Hut, where the raunchiest breath was to be determined during last Friday's Baysox Bad Breath Night. Harrison is a sophomore sports management major from West Virginia University (but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/05/2007

Bad Breath Night at the Ballpark

I interrupt my mission of sweating while watching men in polo shirts not make facial expressions for four-plus hours to bring you this important news, from the Bowie Baysox. It's so important that I'm gonna go ahead and quote large chunks of the greatest press release ever. It's about Bad...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/30/2007

Sergeant Slaughter Comes to Bowie

Yesterday I called over to Bowie Baysox land, seeking to find out whether the crowd on Saturday had successfully set a world record for most people simultaneously yo-yoing. The belief in Bowie is yes, they have. I'm told that 1,496 fans registered to yo-yo together. (Remember, there were originally 1,500...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/30/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/24/2007

Minor League Poo Toss

First I thought Office Space night was cool. Then I was into World Record Yo-Yo night. But the Bowie Baysox honestly can't touch the West Virginia Power. Backstory: the Class A affiliates of the Milwaukee Brewers had already had regular promotions for Tuesdays (Twofer Tuesdays), Thursdays (Buck Nights) and Fridays...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/21/2007

Baysox Go After Another Record

The Bowie Baysox have a reputation for fearlessness in the pursuit of world records. In 2002, remember, the franchise attempted to set a record for simultaneous tooth-brushing. Then, from 2003-2005, came the annual assaults on the Guinness mark for simultaneous Whoopee Cushion release. This quest for historical significance took a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/07/2007

Smash Office Equipment With the Baysox

As you've no doubt heard, the Bowie Baysox are having "Office Space Night" tonight. As the press release says, the team is "offering all area cubicle dwellers a chance to get out of the office and relieve your 'Case of the Mondays'." What this means is there will be clips...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/02/2007

The Brawling Potomac Nats

I'm still waiting for someone to provide the definitive account of how a game-ending double-play ball in the ninth inning of a Class A baseball game last week wound up sending two players to the hospital because of brawl-related injuries, one with a concussion "due to a severe blow to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball