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jessica quiroli
Born and raised in Philadelphia. Home of Rocky.
I'm a minor league baseball writer. Dirt under my fingernails.
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Wednesday, the Bulls unveiled plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season. An interactive feature for fans for the preseason is the All-DBAP team, which will be decided by fan voting. Below is all you... Continue reading
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1. Dirt: Why Exclusivity and Access are Key 2. Cutting Your Teeth in the Minor League Media - 3. Growing Through Blogging (how I got noticed in a big old boys club) 4. "I'm not like you people": Dealing with... Continue reading
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My e-book 'Farm Life: Covering Minor League Baseball in the Digital Age' will be released in February, with release date to be announced soon. I revealed the cover art last week and here's a few of the chapter titles, with... Continue reading
Matt Silverman did not simply wake up one morning after sliding into his new role as president of Rays baseball operations and decide to ship out nearly half the team he inherited. • It only looked that way. • The... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com In the midst of an excellent 2014 season, the New York Yankees traded catcher/first baseman Peter O'Brien. He'd been making huge progress with Double-A Trenton, putting up power and contact numbers. He made a solid jump into the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com You've got your Biscuits, Rubberducks and MuckDogs. They're just three of the contenders in Sporting News contest for 'Best MiLB Team Name.' Throughout the years, MiLB teams have looked to fans for the final decision on a new... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 12, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Rich Gedman’s Red Sox/Massachusetts roots run deeper than probably any coach, manager, or player on any of the team’s rosters, and throughout the organization. Sure, there’s fans that have lived their whole lives for the team, but Gedman is uniquely... Continue reading
Today's 'Flashback Friday' focuses on music. 2014 Rays 3rd round pick Brock Burke and Yankees Brett Gerritese, who pitched the bulk of 2014 in the Florida State League, were asked what their favorite pre-game music was last year. Here's what... Continue reading
MLB announced its attendance numbers on Monday, after the final weekend of the season drew 1,648,624 fans to ballparks across the country. It was the second-highest weekend attendance of the season, and the largest final weekend of a season since... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Certain players make their mark before playing a day of professional sports. Those elite prospects, or the ones that suddenly surged with an outstanding final college or high school season, that have fans and media talking. When the talent and... Continue reading
The Sacramento River Cats make a big switch to a rival California team, which will almost surely alienate their established fan base. On the other hand, that fan base wasn't exactly showing up in comparison to the rest of the... Continue reading
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via twitter.com You can always get great information from Bernie Pleskoff. Notable here is Okert's jump to Double-A, followed by the Arizona Fall League performance. In a competitive league such as the AFL, he struck out 17 batters. And check... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 2, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com If you want to be entertained on Twitter, you should be following Wes Wilson, Yankees prospect & #2 ranked best MiLB player account on the 2014 HOTF 'MiLB Twitter Twenty'. Full disclosure: I've read this tweet several times,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 1, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Happy New Year and here's a look at 2015 in MiLB, prospects and potential not yet reached. MiLB Lawsuit/Petition – Everything will change or nothing will change. But this story leads the way, as the future of Minor League Baseball... Continue reading
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Mets’ L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, was suspended for 50 games Tuesday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a second positive drug test. L.J. Mazzilli, on... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 27, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com In Independent League Baseball news,the Florence Freedom of the American League have signed Daniel Fraga and Matt Hitt. Both have their own interesting history. Hitt, whose baseball name provides a perfect Twitter handle, previously played in the Blue... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 27, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com Since Stan Brand's Winter Meetings speech made the rounds on Twitter, there's been outrage mostly toward the way Minor League ballplayers are treated and what they're paid. Some of it was on the side of Brand's petition to... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 22, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
A lot has been written here, and everywhere, about Mets 2011 first round pick Brandon Nimmo. That's to be expected for a first round high school player, but his story caught the interest of baseball-minded people, and media, early on.... Continue reading
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via twitter.com A few weeks ago, Michael Schlact spoke to HOTF about his retirement from playing, and his decision to join the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks coaching staff. He's started a new blog, which will focus on his new career and life,... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 20, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com Vince Belnome, who spent most of 2014 with the Durham Bulls, summarized what so many felt for Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo, who's been named the Rays new third base coach. Montoyo managed the Rays Triple-a club for eight... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com The Yankees 2014 Organizational All-Stars was released yesterday and Kevin McGowan Jr. joked with Aaron Judge about his selection. Judge was joined by Adonis Garcia for top outfielders of the year. You can read the rest here: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20141217&content_id=104161270&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
"We've been involved in a lot of guys that have been moved or rumored to be moved," Daniels said. "For where we are and what we would have had to give up, we didn't feel like the prices made sense... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2014 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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In the 'clarion call' heard around the baseball world, MiLB VP Stan Brand was quoted in a story by Baseball America writer Josh Leventhal last week from the Winter Meetings. At the meetings, Brand made a fiery speech on the... Continue reading
In one room of the baseball Winter Meetings, major league players astronomical contracts were being negotiated and superstar trades were being executed; and in another, the powers that be were telling minor league players to sit down and shut up.... Continue reading