The Eastern League Roundtripper: 3/9

Once the season starts, we’ll use this space to highlight top performers and notable events of the previous week but for now we’ll catch up on some off-season news from around the league.

Eastern League baseballs

Richmond and Reading Both Lose From the Top

High-ranking officials in both Richmond and Reading are leaving their positions before the 2015 season begins. Flying Squirrels’ GM Bill Papierniak is leaving baseball to become owner of a Cartridge World franchise in Innsbrook, VA, while Todd “Parney” Parnell will assume General Manager duties. In Reading, Fightin Phils Assistant GM Ashley Peterson is stepping down after 15 seasons in the front office to be a full-time mother for her three sons.

This Was the Best They Could Come Up With?

After close to 6,000 entries, Hartford unveiled its top ten choices for a team name. Voting ends this Wednesday.

Blue Frogs
Honey Badgers
Hound Dogs
Praying Mantis
River Hogs
Screech Owls
Yard Goats

Best of Business Yet Again

For the eighth year in a row, the New Hampshire Business Review has voted the Fisher Cats the ‘Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To’.

Inside the Smelly Wool Suit

The RubberDucks are holding mascot auditions this Tuesday as they’re looking to hire candidates for their three official mascots: Orbit, Homer, and Webster.

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