Tag: Brandon Popper

Papierclip Voted to the Hall

Jacques Papierclip will be the sole induction to the hallowed halls of the Bull League Hall of Fame for 2018, after taking in 82.5% of the votes in his second year of eligibility.

Players require 75% or more of the votes for admission, and must have been retired at least two seasons to become eligible. Continue reading “Papierclip Voted to the Hall”

Bull League GMs Take Control of World Cup Teams

The World Cup of Baseball starts next month, and many Bull League GMs have been rewarded with posts at the head of the prestigious international teams selected to compete.

The WCB features major-level and AAA-level players from the Bull League all of whom are competing for their national team in an inaugural tournament to be held in London, England, in 2017. It is expected the tournament will continue annually each fall. Continue reading “Bull League GMs Take Control of World Cup Teams”

Anchorage Farm Teams Complete a Move, Rebrand

Anchorage Aces have today completed a series of moves and rebranding that will see three of the teams relocated to new cities and given different nicknames, it was announced today.

St. Anthony SeaWolves (AAA) new logo

Aces GM Brandon Popper is said to be ecstatic that the move could be completed so quickly, during the preseason, with such little notice.

It is expected that baseball fans will flock to the newly relocated teams, which include the St. Anthony (Nfld) SeaWolves (formerly the Albany Statesmen) in the AAA-level Cow League, Savannah Buccaneers (formerly the Atlanta Orange Sox) in the AA-level Heifer League, the Tijuana Firebirds (formerly the Nogales Caballeros) in the A-level Calf League. The Short Season A-level Paris Foxes in the Milk League will not be relocated.

Anchorage Aces are a recently transplanted team, having been in San Diego as the Seagulls from 1991 until 2016, before being moved to Anchorage, Alaska.

So Long San Diego, Hello Anchorage!

The San Diego Seagulls announced today they were moving to Anchorage, Alaska, as part of a major management shake-up. The team will be renamed the Anchorage Aces.

The move comes at the same time the team takes on a new GM/Manager, Brandon Popper. The official move will occur in December, with a new stadium location being finalized before the 2017 preseason opens.

The (now former) Seagulls had first formed in 1991, the first year that the Bull League re-organized into the 12-team Lake and American Eagle leagues.

There is now just one team left in California, the most populous U.S. state: the California Tidals. The Richmond Ravens, which had been the 3rd California team, relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012.