Dayton Dragons

Jerry Kenney

The Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team, the Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, has been sold to three investors, who have backgrounds in banking and pro sports.  The sale of the team came at a pricetag of nearly $40 million.

Palisades Arcadia Baseball, owned by three Harvard Graduates - Michael Savit, Nick Sakellariadis and Greg Rosenbaum - bought the team from Mandalay Baseball Properties. Dragons Executive Vice-President Eric Deutsch confirmed the deal.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 7, 2013 including the following stories:

-- Emily McCord and Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles discuss potential changes in Ohio's gun laws.

-- Clark County Commissioners Approve Extra Security For Schools, by Wayne Baker

-- Xenia Tornado 39 Years Ago, by Jerry Kenney

The Dayton Dragons held a Meet the Players event on Wednesday. The Dragons will open their season today and look to continue their record for selling out home games this year.

The Dragons are the Class A minor league team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Last year, the team broke the record for consecutive sellouts at home games which had stood at 814. Dayton is now over the 900 consecutive game sellout mark.

Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons says the team won several awards last year and the Dragons will continue to build on that success this season.

Two Headed Theatre is doing a benefit for Artemis of Dayton with a staged reading of The Vagina Monologues. This is tonight and Saturday, 8pm at The Yellow Cab Building in Downtown Dayton. This show will be here in Yellow Springs on Sunday at 7pm at The John Bryan Center.

The "PeaceWalker," Jesse-Blue Forrest will speak about Gandhi's Salt March and the Military Draft. This will be on Sunday at 3:00pm at the Dayton International Peace Museum.

The Dayton Dragons have partnered with the Dayton Development Coalition, to honor all service men and women associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

The Dragons are set to host the final “Hometown Heroes Celebration Night” of the season at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, when they open up a four-game series against the West Michigan Whitecaps. The game starts at 7 p.m., but the activities start on the plaza at 6 p.m.

Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal announced Wednesday that the Boston Bruins have been selected as Professional Sports Team of the Year.  The Dayton Dragons were one of five finalists for the award and the first minor league team ever selected as a finalist.

The Dayton Dragons, along with  the Dayton Development Coalition, will host the first of two “Hometown Heroes Celebration Nights” at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, when the Dragons host the Great Lakes Loons. The program is part of a season-long celebration to pay tribute to all service men and women associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

Dayton Dragons players and one of the team's mascots, Heater, will visit four Clark County elementary school classrooms today and tomorrow.  The visits are part of the Dragons MVP program. An initiative developed by the minor league baseball team to help it better connect with local communities.

Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons, says the MVP Program, is an educational tool for fourth and fifth grade teachers around the Miami Valley area, that helps them motivate and reward students for success in and out of the classroom. 

courtesy of the Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Philharmonic has three gigs this weekend and Saturday they are with Three Dog Night…..check it out at

And tonight our hockey team the Dayton Gems are honoring American veterans. They are doing a special ticket offer and tributes during the game.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 10, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Paul Leaonard for a remembrance of Chuck Whalen, former Congressman for Ohio's 3rd District, who died last week at the age of 90.

-Jerry Kenney interviews Eric Deutsch, executive vice-president of the Dayton Dragons.  The team set a new record last night.

-Sarah Buckingham previews this week's Sunday Documentary Hour offerings