If I'm going to make a year-end top five list of worst uniforms in the Pacific Coast League, I know two such uniforms that will make the list. This El Paso Chihuahuas uniform with a giant dog's face is just ... awful. But these Ninja-Turtle themed uniforms worn by the Fresno Grizzlies recently aren't any better.
Speaking of El Paso, the city will host the Triple-A Baseball National Championship game, Sept. 22, 2015. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
Oklahoma City Redhawks outfielder Preston Tucker told the Oklahoman that he knows he's going to have to hit his way to the big leagues because he's not an exceptional defender or base runner. August has been his best offensive month of the season. He's hitting .315/.339/.648 with 4 HR and 17 RBIs in 14 games.
The Tennessean did a Q & A with Nashville Sounds pitcher Alfredo Figaro. Some of the questions are out there a little. Makes for an interesting read.
Nashville manager Rick Sweet also explains his game-day routine in The Tennessean. Dude needs to get more sleep.
The Omaha World Herald posted an article about Storm Chasers outfielder Whit Merrifield, who is putting up impressive numbers since his call-up to Triple-A (.371/.404/.512 in 61 games). Any article with a quote that references Groundhog Day is worth reading, in my opinion.
Tacoma Rainiers radio announcer Mike Curto recently tweeted some advice to Salt Lake City announcer Steve Klauke regarding the cuisine at the ballpark in Omaha (where Salt Lake was playing):
@slbeesradio Never eat a Salt Lake City dog in Omaha. That's like getting seafood in Albuquerque.— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) August 14, 2014
I have no idea what is going on in this #TBT photo from the Sacramento River Cats on-field emcee, but as somebody who may or may not have had a hairstyle that quasi-resembled a mullet in the '80s, I say, "Totally awesome!"
Oklahoma City radio announcer Alex Freedman was impressed by what he saw in Fresno this week: