Friday, June 01, 2007

Promos, Hilligoss and the empty South Coast League

The Dugout just finished scouring the Web for June's promotions of the month. Again, there are some awesome ideas out there. Car giveaways are big this month. Toward the end of June three minor league clubs will give away autos on the same day. Another, Tulsa, is holding their second annual clunker car night, too. Go to the ballpark in one car, leave with another.

Still empty: Any idea who is leading the South Coast League? isn’t sure either. The Dugout went to the SCL site a couple of days ago as part of the promotion hunt, but stuck around a little longer to see what’s going on in the first-year league. There are still no scores and no standings available on the site. The “coming soon” message that appears on those pages probably means “we’ll get to it after the season.”

Go-go Hilligoss: A day after laying claim to the longest-ever South Atlantic League hitting streak, Charleston’s Mitch Hilligoss added a four hit night to push his streak to 37. One of those hits was a homerun for the Yankees’ minor leaguer.

RTB guys: Kevin Slowey and Ian Kennedy, two players featured earlier this season in’s Rounding the Bases feature, are having pretty good weeks. Minnesota promoted Slowey from Triple-A Rochester to the bigs. He started on Friday against Oakland, allowing one run in six innings of work. Tampa pitcher Ian Kennedy was named to the Florida State League’s All-Star team on Friday. Maybe there’s something to this whole RTB thing…

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