Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Braves’

Skylar Laine returns home after ‘American Idol’ run

JACKSON — “American Idol” contestant Skylar Laine is back home in Brandon, for a few days. A crowd of family, friends and hometown fans greeted her Wednesday at the Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson. Laine made it to the show’s Top 5 before being voted out last week. She says it’s great to […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of […] [...]

Fans fading?

by Nash Nunnery Published: March 21,2010

Tags: Minor league baseball, Mississippi Braves, Southern League

Braves: Franchise not in trouble after 3 consecutive seasons of declining attendance Six years ago, the Jackson metropolitan area was ripe for minor league baseball. After all, the city had played host and supported two Double A Texas League franchises, the Mets and the Generals, from 1975 until 1999, when the Gens vacated venerable Smith-Wills […] [...]

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