Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Twins, Blue Wahoos share same vision

Twins, Blue Wahoos share same vision

Minnesota Twins General Manager Thad Levine said last Thursday the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the perfect Double-A affiliate for the franchise. “Gone are the times where you are just looking for a nice city or a nice stadium. You want a partnership. You want to join forces with someone who has a similar vision to […]

Twins Winter Caravan Pensacola

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will venture outside of the Midwest, coming to Hoosville from 5-7 p.m. at Studer Community Institute to celebrate the Blue Wahoos new affiliation with the Twins and offer Pensacola baseball fans an exciting night of meet and greets, autographs, special announcements, and prizes. This event […]

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading By Brian Lester

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading  By Brian Lester

Cheers erupted when Kazoo strolled into the cafeteria at West Navarre Intermediate School Monday morning. The famed Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot was in town to help kick off Literacy Week. Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve Celebration

The famed Pensacola Pelican Drop returns to the Blue Wahoos Stadium on New Year’s Eve as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the City of Pensacola, and Pensacola Parks and Recreation. The family-friendly celebration will run from 6-8 p.m. featuring entertainment from two local bands, mascot appearances, on-field activities for […]

Field of Screams

For the second year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Little Theatre are teaming up to present Field of Screams, Terror Under the Stadium. Family-friendly hours are from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $6 each. Adult-only hours from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at BlueWahoos.com and at […]

Wahoos, Shuckers set to play as planned for now

Wahoos, Shuckers set to play as planned for now

Despite the threat of a hurricane, the Southern League South Division playoff series between Pensacola and Biloxi is sticking with its original schedule. At least for now. Game one set for Wednesday night at MGM Park in Mississippi. League President Lori Webb spoke with both team presidents this morning and an agreement was made that […]

Powers finds new life with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Powers finds new life with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Alex Powers was playing Independent League Baseball in 2015. Cut in March of that year by the Great Falls Voyagers, the rookie league team of the Chicago White Sox, his options were limited and his future was cloudy. It was either take the rugged road less traveled or give up on his baseball dream. The […]

Short memory, confidence ticket to success for Long

Short memory, confidence ticket to success for Long

Shed Long had managed to come up with just three hits in his last six games heading into a Friday night battle with Montgomery at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. Yet the second baseman who is brimming over with confidence and swagger, didn’t let the rough stretch get the best of him. He did something […]

Too close for comfort? No problem for the Blue Wahoos

Too close for comfort? No problem for the Blue Wahoos

He put on his Georgia SEC Championship hat  — Jody Davis wanted to show off his Bulldog pride in front of the camera– and in his usual casual manner, the first-year manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos started talking about the escape from defeat act his team pulled off against the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night. […]

Okey never gives less than his best effort

Okey never gives less than his best effort

Pensacola Blue Wahoos catcher Chris Okey has never been one to give less than 100 percent. “That all came from growing up and my parents driving to travel ball tournaments. If they were going to make those two hour-plus trips, they wanted to see me play hard, and that’s something that has stayed with me,” […]

Varner always focused on the next pitch

Varner always focused on the next pitch

Nearly seven innings into a game against Mobile during the first half of the Southern League season, Seth Varner gives up a home run that erases a scoreless tie. It could have been a debilitating blow to the confidence of the 2014 10th-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds. It wasn’t. Varner kept pitching and struck […]

Faith carries McElroy through ups and downs of baseball

Faith carries McElroy through ups and downs of baseball

C.J. McElroy waits for his turn to hit during batting practice on an almost unbearably hot afternoon in Pensacola. When he finally gets his shot, he makes the opportunities count, consistently knocking balls into the outfield. Afterward, sweat already starting to roll down his forehead, McElroy is stopped by bench coach Lenny Harris, who played […]

Devereaux helping future Reds make climb to MLB

Devereaux helping future Reds make climb to MLB

He was Cincinnati’s worst nightmare in 1995. Mike Devereaux delivered two big blows to the World Series hopes of the Reds that year. His clutch run-scoring hit in the 11th inning of Game One of the National League Championship Series lifted Atlanta to a 2-1 win. Three games later, Devereaux crushed a three-run homer in […]

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks has never let his connection to Pensacola fade behind the spotlight he catapulted himself into while starring at Florida State and eventually with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl. That connection is now a little stronger after it was announced last Wednesday night in a […]

Military appreciation picnic at Navarre Park

Military appreciation picnic at Navarre Park

The Military Affairs Committee of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) hosted a military appreciation picnic in Navarre Park Saturday, May 12. Featured in the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

Larkin discusses player development, future with organization

Larkin discusses player development, future with organization

Barry Larkin was in town last week to work with players from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Cincinnati Reds legend talked about a variety of topics. Among them possibly being the next manager of the team he spent his entire career with. “I’m a Cincinnati Red,” Larkin said. “I’ve made this comment before. I’m going […]

Blue Wahoos receive warm welcome back to town

Blue Wahoos receive warm welcome back to town

Fans stood holding signs and taking photos as players from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos walked off the plane and into the terminal at Pensacola International Airport Sunday afternoon. The flight the team was aboard touched down in Northwest Florida just after 4 p.m. on Easter. The Blue Wahoos were flying in from spring training in […]

A different way to look at building a viable community

A different way to look at building a viable community

Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute was first introduced to a different view of America after spending time in Germany during his days in the military. “That experience changed my life. I didn’t realize how much it changed until I flew home, and for the first time, I saw the American landscape with a […]

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and family friendly festivities will be going on in Navarre and the surrounding area throughout the weekend as well as the day of Halloween. Listed below are some of the events taking place. Oct. 27   Halloween Haunt Join in the howling happenings for a frightfully fun time at the annual Halloween Haunt […]

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

Picture Perfect: Blue Wahoos punctuate season with first title in franchise history

On a picture-perfect fall-like afternoon, on a day splashed in sunshine, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos scripted a memorable ending to a remarkable season. They held off Jacksonville 5-4 in 12 innings in Game 3 of a Southern League divisional playoff series here at Blue Wahoos Stadium, and they did it in typical Blue Wahoos fashion. […]

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Impressive start to playoffs for Blue Wahoos

Deck McGuire was downright dominant, Josh VanMeter was clutch and Zack Weiss was money when it mattered as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos took down Jacksonville 2-0 in the opening game of their Southern League best-of-five playoff series Thursday night in Pensacola. McGuire struck out a career-best 13 batters in eight innings of work and allowed […]

McGuire continues to chase his Major League dream

McGuire continues to chase his Major League dream

Deck McGuire is the definition of perseverance. Without it, he wouldn’t still be playing baseball. Over the last seven seasons the former No. 1 pick of the Toronto Blue Jays has been on quite a journey, pitching in nearly 200 games and playing for four different Major League organizations, the latest being the Cincinnati Reds. […]

LaValley cashing in on opportunities at the Double-A level

LaValley cashing in on opportunities at the Double-A level

Gavin LaValley didn’t need much time to make his presence felt at the Double-A level. He joined a select group of players in his debut with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in mid-June, becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to hit a home run in his initial appearance with the team. Sure, there have […]

Long stays course as he adjusts to Double-A baseball

Long stays course as he adjusts to Double-A baseball

Shed Long dominated at the plate in the first half of the season while playing in the Florida State League. He hit better than .300 and smashed 13 home runs, a continuation of what he accomplished in 2016 when he crushed 15 homers in 132 games with Dayton and Daytona. Long is now in Pensacola, […]

1 2 3 4