Category Archives: Midwest League

Frazier, Shipley make season debuts in MWL

A pair of highly-touted prospects made their season debuts in the Midwest League on Thursday — OF Clint Frazier with the Lake County Captains and RHP Braden Shipley with the South Bend Silver Hawks. Frazier, the fifth overall pick in … Continue reading

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Former LumberKings 1B Choi suspended 50 games

Seattle Mariners prospect Ji-Man Choi, a former Clinton LumberKings first baseman, was suspended 50 games Thursday after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance. In a statement released to the media, Choi claimed he didn’t knowingly take any illegal substance: “A banned substance was … Continue reading

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Meet Humphrey the camel! I did

The Lansing Lugnuts are on the road right now, but this still seems like an appropriate day to write about the team’s new Wednesday mascot, Humphrey the camel. I was at Cooley Law School Stadium last Wednesday for Humphrey’s first appearance … Continue reading

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Ferris wheel construction update: Spokes being spread

Work on the Ferris wheel being erected behind Modern Woodmen Park continues today, as the spokes are being spread and the amusement ride is starting to take shape. This photo was tweeted to me this afternoon by Steve Campbell, news … Continue reading

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits | 1 Comment

Bees beat TinCaps in snow-shortened game

The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 in a snow-shortened game that ended after 6 1/2 innings. Bees CF Mark Shannon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Fort Wayne’s Josh VanMeter and Burlington’s Chad Hinshaw and … Continue reading

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Snow postpones three MWL games today

If you were planning to attend a Midwest League game in Wisconsin today, you’re out of luck. Same goes if you wanted to go to the scheduled game in the Quad Cities. A combination of snow and cold weather caused … Continue reading

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Whitecaps win first game at Fifth Third Ballpark since fire

The West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 in a fight-to-the-finish game Tuesday, but that was only the second-most interesting thing that happened at Fifth Third Ballpark that night. The real story, of course, was the fact that … Continue reading

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Ballpark visits planned for this week

It’s a good thing that Monday was an off-day for the Midwest League. I needed about 7 1/2 hours of it to drive from my house to Grand Rapids, where my first MWL road trip of the season officially gets under … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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