As many of you may have heard by now, as of next season the Dodgers top 2 minor league affiliates will be relocating within 100 miles of each other in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Red Hawks will now be the Dodgers Triple A affiliate, with the Tulsa Drillers now being the Double A affiliate of the blue. This is one of only numerous affiliation changes taking place heading into the 2015 season, with as many as 17 current minor league affiliation changes as of this moment. This also ends another era of Dodger minor league baseball in Albuquerque, a town with a long history of support for the Dodgers. Albuquerque was an affiliate for the Dodgers from 1963-2000, then from 2009-2014 as the Isotopes.
I’m looking forward to the new changes. Minor league team affiliation changes are nothing new, it happens all the time folks. I really think the change, particularly the Triple A change , will benefit the Dodgers as they will have a better grasp of their players status without numbers being skewered due to Albuquerque’s high elevation. Oh yeah, Albuquerque’s new Triple A partner ? Of course, the Colorado Rockies.
Planning Your 2015 Stadium Journey Road Trip to Oklahoma Already ?
So, you guys ready to make the 2015 minor league trek down to Matt Kemp’s home state of Oklahoma ? Well, here are some tips for you for both Oklahoma City and Tulsa from Stadium Journey. Check us out for any of your sports themed road trip tips !
On This Day, 9/18/2006, Bottom 9…
The 4 home run game, as remembered by our favorite narrator, Vin Scully…
With 10 games left and a slim 2 game lead, what late season memories await ?