Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Whitecaps announce winner of annual food contest

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced the winner of their annual food contest Thursday, along with other new unique food items that will be available at Fifth Third Ballpark this year. This is the sixth year the team asked fans to … Continue reading

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2014 Cougars get their MWL championship rings

Last night Carrie Muskat, Chicago Cubs beat writer for, posted the following photo on her blog, Muskat Ramblings. Those are members of the 2014 Kane County Cougars showing off their newly received Midwest League championship rings. Although they are now … Continue reading

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Snappers, Timber Rattlers to play at Miller Park on June 19

The annual tradition of a Midwest League game being played at Miller Park will continue this year when the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Beloit Snappers face off at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, June 19. Although … Continue reading

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Dozier agrees to 4-year, $20 million deal with Twins

Former Beloit Snappers SS Brian Dozier has agreed to a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, covering what would have been his arbitration-eligible years but not delaying his possible free agency after the 2018 season. Dozier, the Twins’ … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle turns 36 today. The former Burlington Bees hurler is a workhorse, having pitched over 200 innings in each of the last 14 seasons. Buehrle’s 200-inning streak began in 2001, the year after he made … Continue reading

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Baseball at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

I love when two of my unrelated interests come together. My recent visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum fit that bill nicely, combining baseball and presidential history in one place. Through this weekend, the museum — located in West Branch, Iowa, … Continue reading

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Cougars release photo of new video board

The Kane County Cougars released this photo of their new video board today: The new board has a high-resolution video display measuring 20 feet by 60 feet, more than three times as large as the team’s previous video board. The new LED video … Continue reading

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