The staff of The Catch gathered this afternoon at downtown Jacksonville’s Ruby Beach Brewing Company to celebrate the start of the Minor League baseball season. While we had hoped to watch a bit of the Sacramento at Salt Lake City matchup, it was delayed due to weather. So, now we just get to drink beer... Continue Reading →
Jumbo Shrimp Host Meet The Team/See The New Food Day at the Ballpark
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp hosted local Jacksonville media yesterday - well, except for us, the Jumbo Shrimp's only fan blog. I guess our invite was lost in the mail - to introduce the 2023 edition of the team and to show off some of the new culinary treats that fans will be able to eat... Continue Reading →
The Catch’s 2023 Major League Baseball Predictions
We are just a little more than 24 hours from the first pitch of the 2023 Major League Baseball season, so it is time for The Catch's Grade-A, Super Awesome, 100 percent guaranteed accurate* predictions for the 2023 baseball season. Considering how close we were to reality last season (ed. - we were not at... Continue Reading →
The Marlins are Number 18 in the MLB Farm System Rankings
We are just a few short days from the glory known as Opening Day, and as we wait to see what talent the Jumbo Shrimp will field this Friday when they open at Gwinnett, here’s a quick look at the MLB Farm System Rankings: In short, it’s not that great for Jumbo Shrimp fans. The... Continue Reading →
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Catch!
It’s one of our favorite days of the year, so we want to wish all of our family and friends around the world a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you all safely enjoy a pint or two down the pub, whether it’s here in Jax, or in a more exotic locale like Savannah,... Continue Reading →
Random Baseball Photo of the Day
It’s been a while since we’ve featured one of our random baseball photos, so here’s todays entry: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. I took this as I was flying into Pittsburgh for a pub crawl/hockey game with one of my good buddies in January. I was very hopeful that our approach to the airport would... Continue Reading →
Let’s Meet the Jax Shrimp Coaching Staff for 2023
It is officially three weeks until the home opener, and while we don’t quite know who will be on the Jumbo Shrimp roster come Opening Day, we do know the coaches who will be molding our beloved Shrimp into an all-conquering juggernaut for the 2023 season. Let’s take a look, shall we: Daren Brown returns... Continue Reading →
Huge News! Jax Shrimp Tickets and Promos Released!
Happy Friday everyone! (Or as my daughter calls it “Friyay!”) Coming to you this afternoon from Jax’s own King Maker Brewing Company, where The Catch staff is enjoying a nice pint and some fantastic baseball chat. Hope everyone is enjoying the afternoon as much as we are. Huge news from the corner of A. Phillip... Continue Reading →
The New MLB Rules are a Good Thing!
I know that discussions about the Pitch Clock & other new rules in Major League Baseball are all the rage after the first weekend of Spring Training games. It seems that fans had the vapors when a game ended on a called 3rd strike when the batter wasn’t ready (the game was tied so it... Continue Reading →
Watching Your Favorite MiLB Teams this Season Will Be…a Challenge
Long time readers of this blog will know that I am no fan of Major League Baseball’s comprehensive takeover of the minor leagues in 2020/21. It has systematically removed the unique nature of the minor league game, played in cities large, medium, and small across the country, and made it into just one more appendage... Continue Reading →