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Red Wings, Monroe County reach deal on Frontier Field lease

The Rochester Red Wings are staying at Frontier Field. At a joint news conference, the team and Monroe County officials announced they have reached an agreement on the team’s lease at Frontier Field. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo told reporters Tuesday, “Our community is a better place because of the contributions of Naomi Silver and her family and I am... more

Garbage Plates and baseball? Heck, yes. Red Wings fans eat up promotion

The Rochester Red Wings are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the original Garbage Plate by changing their name to the Rochester Plates for one night on Thursday night and season-ticket holder Irene Cheney will be there with macaroni salad, home fries, mustard and hot sauce on — her fingernails. “It’s iconic, there’s no where else you can go to get... more

A gastrointestinal grand slam as Rochester Plates pack Frontier Field

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate, just not anything would do. And so, the Red Wings, Rochester’s iconic baseball team, officially changed its name for a day to the Plates, paying homage to Rochester’s iconic gastrointestinal delight. Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, other restaurants have copied the caloric concoction and labeled their plates sloppy,... more

Red Wings to become “Rochester Plates” for one game as Garbage Plate tribute

The Rochester Red Wings will be changing their name… for one game. To pay homage to the Flower City’s most iconic cuisine, the Red Wings will be playing as the Rochester Plates on August 10. The name change will come complete with new uniforms and hats, and is meant to honor the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate. WHEC: Read... more

Community stock drive saved Rochester Red Wings 60 years ago

Ed Blasko was a young worker in Kodak’s motion picture film division in the winter of 1956 when his heart sank hearing the news. The Rochester Red Wings were being sold by the parent St. Louis Cardinals. The franchise was in danger of folding unless efforts by local business leaders to raise the necessary funds were successful. Democrat & Chronicle:... more
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