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Former Russell County star Rasmus to rehab with Biscuits

Former Russell County star Colby Rasmus will have a rehab stint with the Biscuits beginning Saturday. (Photo courtesy Toronto Star)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(April 20, 2017)

Former Russell County star Colby Rasmus is headed "home" for a rehab stint with the Montgomery Biscuits.

Rasmus is rehabilitating a hip injury after undergoing surgery in October 2016. A 9 year MLB veteran, he has appeared in more than 1,000 games, with 156 career home runs. He was selected in the first round of the 2005 Major Leage Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and has played for three MLB clubs before joining the Rays in January.

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COLUMN: Biscuits season openers now playing second fiddle

Former big league stars turned coaches Dan DeMent (7), Gary Redus (20) and current Biscuits pitcher Hunter Wood participate in the opening ceremonies of the season debut on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(April 7, 2017)

Thursday night was the season opener for the Montgomery Biscuits, the 14th in team history.

Based on attendance, you had better things to do.

Maybe, in the words of a long-gone actor from a now unpopular (as well as politically incorrect) movie – you don’t give a damn.

Indeed, it seems like Opening Night for the grand game of baseball is gone with the wind.

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Biscuits '17 roster includes several returning players

Brent Honeywell is considered the second rated prospect in the Rays organization. (Photo courtesy MILB)

(April 5, 2017)

Seven of the Tampa Bay Rays' Top 30 prospects will be featured on the Montgomery Biscuits 2017 Opening Day Roster, which was announced by the Rays on Tuesday.

Of the talented, young group that makes up nearly a quarter of Tampa Bay's top minor leaguers, the Rays No. 2 prospect, Brent Honeywell, and No. 9 prospect, Justin Williams, highlight the club.

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NOTES: Biscuits set for Opening Night; ASU star named POY

Combined Reports
(April 4, 2017)

The Montgomery Biscuits will open the 2017 campaign against the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers) on Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium...Alabama State University senior Britney Wright added another piece of hardware for the 2016-17 season, named the BOXTOROW Division I National Player of the Year.

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COLUMN: Biscuits home opener features big-time prospects, still lacks splash

Biscuits shortstop Willie Adames fields a throw at second as M-Braves shortstop Ozzie Albies slides to the bag in the home opener for Montgomery on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Cory Diaz/Wetumpka Herald)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 13, 2016)

There were a few things missing on Tuesday night at Riverwalk Stadium.

The Montgomery Biscuits held their 13th home opener on a slightly chillier than normal opening night and dropped the Mississippi Braves 7-2 but it didn’t quite have the same feel as most previous home openers because a few things were missing.

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Biscuits 2016 roster loaded with top prospects

Willy Adames is one of the top prospects in the Tampa organization and will begin the season with the Biscuits. (Photo courtesy MILB)

Staff Report
(April 5, 2016)

Nine of the Tampa Bay Rays’ Top 30 prospects will feature on the Montgomery Biscuits 2016 Opening Day Roster, which was announced by the Rays on Tuesday morning. Of the talented, young group that makes up nearly a third of Tampa Bay’s top minor leaguers, the Rays number three prospect, Willy Adames, and number five prospect, Jake Bauers, highlight the club.

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Biscuits clinch second-half division title

(September 2, 2015)

The Montgomery Biscuits have clinched a spot in the 2015 Southern League Playoffs.

With a 2-0 win over Mobile on Monday night the Biscuits secured their spot as the Second Half Northern Division Champions.

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River Region readies for Southern League All-Star night

Combined Report
(June 23, 2015)

It's billed as the game to "Experience the Future."

The 2015 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Wind Creek Hospitality returns to Montgomery after nine years on Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Stadium.

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Snell earns Southern League Pitcher of Week award

(May 26, 2015)

The Southern League announced Monday that starting lefty Blake Snell has been selected as the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for May 18-24.

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COLUMN: Biscuits looking for better results at the turnstile

Biscuits Opening Night was greeted by too many empty seats. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 10, 2015)

It’s a common theme among Montgomery’s sports enthusiasts. After a while, it just gets harder and harder to keep the population on board with an event.

Take the Capital City Classic, for example. Alabama and Auburn come to town every year and play in front of what is easily the most energetic baseball crowd either team will see. But each year, the attendance shrinks a little more. Although this year’s crowd of 6,219 was about 100 more fans than last year, it’s 1,000 fans less than Riverwalk Stadium was drawing four or five years ago.

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Biscuits announce opening roster

(April 6, 2015)

The Tampa Bay Rays' top two prospects, Justin O'Conner and Daniel Robertson, highlight the Montgomery Biscuits 2015 Opening Day Roster as announced by the Rays on Monday.

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Williams returns as Biscuits skipper

(January 22, 2015)

The Montgomery Biscuits will have all familiar faces returning as field staff in 2015 as announced by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Brady Williams, Ozzie Timmons and R.C. Lichtenstein are returning as manager, hitting and pitching coaches respectively. Kris Russell will be back as the athletic trainer.

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Southern League All-Star game returning to Riverwalk in 2015

(September 30, 2014)

The 2015 Southern League All-Star Game returns to Montgomery after nine years on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Festivities will begin Monday, June 22.

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Biscuits pick up post-season league awards

(September 3, 2014)

Montgomery Biscuits secondbaseman Ryan Brett and outfielder Taylor Motter have been selected as post-season All-Stars while Kris Russell and Will Bowman have been selected as Trainer of the Year and Visiting Clubhouse Attendant of the Year respectively, the Southern League announced recently.

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Biscuits release 2014 roster

(March 31, 2014)

Three former-first round picks highlight the Biscuits’ 2014 Opening Day roster, released by the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon.

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Biscuits announce roster for 2013

(April 1, 2013)

The Tampa Bay Rays announced the 2013 roster for the Montgomery Biscuits (attached) on Sunday afternoon.

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Riverwalk Stadium among top venues in baseball

(January 16, 2013)

Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium was named the 18th best stadium experience on the “101 Best Stadium Experiences” list in the January issue of Stadium Journey Magazine. This ranking, which encompasses venues throughout the country, at all levels and sports, puts Riverwalk as the second best experience in all of minor league baseball and the fourth overall in professional baseball.

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