Benjamin Hill takes a deep dive into the tremendous response and global appeal of High-A Eugene's alternate identity, the Exploding Whales. Expectations for the name and logo's popularity were immediately blown out of the water.
Minor League Ballpark Guides, presented by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, provide in-depth explorations of active MiLB facilities. Learn about unique features, standout concession items, team history, things to do (and eat) in the surrounding area and more. Use them as a resource to plan your own ballpark road trip.
Each week, Ben joins Show Before the Show hosts Sam Dykstra and Tyler Maun for his "Ben's Banter" segment. He talks about his recent work -- covering everything from road trips to rebrandings -- and occasionally interviews guests of his own. No matter the topic, the banter is always informative and lively.
Ben has celiac disease. At every ballpark he visits, he recruits a designated eater to consume the stadium cuisine his gluten-free diet prohbits. Take a look back through his travels in the Minors and learn about the delicious, the spicy, the sweet and the bizarre ballpark snacks and the brave fans who volunteered to consume them on Ben's behalf.
Approaching anniversary season, Charlotte unveils city-centric look
Hot Rods assume Bootleggers identity, a nod to the region's history
Original PA announcer John Davies reflects on Triple-A team's years as Philadelphia affiliate