Introducing the Growlers

growlersOn Friday Kalamazoo Baseball introduced their new team name and logo. The new team entering the Northwoods League will be dubbed the Kalamazoo Growlers. The team will play in 2014 at Homer Stryker Field, who last hosted the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League. The manager for the new team will be Joe Carbone, who is the second most winning coach in the Mid American Conference history at Ohio University. He is a two-time MAC Coach of the Year, and was the Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 1997. The Growlers have also two players from Western Michigan University lined up for next season, also, in catcher Brent Sunde and outfielder Jared Kujawa. Although I spent my childhood watching minor league hockey in Kalamazoo with the K-Wings, I look forward to seeing the Growlers play ball. Kalamazoo also has a great history of baseball, as the first College World Series was played there, also. They’ll have a good rivalry with the Battle Creek Bombers just to the east. I still think that if these two communities would have worked together, there could still be an affiliated minor league program located just between the two cities.

growlers2growlers4Photos courtesy of the Kalamazoo Growlers

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9 Comments

How fun. Very cool logo.

Thanks, Shannon. I like the logo and color scheme. I look forward to seeing what the uniforms look like, too.
-Mike

Very cool, Thanks for keeping us up to date on all of the Minor League News! Have you ever been to Frawley Stadium in Wilmington? If so what did you think of it? Just curious how it compares to other Single A teams.

Thanks,

Jack Hoopman
http://wilmingtonbh.mlblogs.com

Oops *Single A Teams’ stadiums :D*

I haven’t been to a Blue Rocks game, yet, or to that region for games. From what I saw on the website, Frawley Stadium look really nice, with a seating capacity about average for Single-A. I love the uniforms and logos, though, and would like to make it to a game there. I’m curious to the crowd, atmosphere, and food available.
-Mike

Okay, very cool. Come visit Frawley some time and give me a heads-up when you do

Read an article I thought you too might enjoy. Here’s the link.

http://theclassical.org/articles/that-nashville-sound?src=longreads

Best,
Shannon

Thanks, Shannon, it was a fun read. I love the guitar scoreboard!
-Mike

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