Category Archives: 2011 Playoffs

Taveras homers in MLB debut

Top St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras made his long-awaited MLB debut today, and he didn’t disappoint. Taveras blasted a 418-foot homer off San Francisco Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit in the bottom of the 5th inning. The solo shot earned him … Continue reading

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Chiefs avoid sweep by beating Bandits 5-3

My first trip of the season to O’Brien Field, home of the Peoria Chiefs, was a good time, as usual. My wife, Laura, went to the game with me, and we kicked off the baseball part of our visit to … Continue reading

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Where in the Midwest League will I be this week?

Happy MiLB Opening Day, fellow baseball fans! As you may have expected, I’m going to be busy traveling the Midwest League again this week as the season kicks off. While any plans could be changed at the last minute, here … Continue reading

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The 2011 Midwest League championship trophy

I saw the 2011 Midwest League championship trophy during a visit to Modern Woodmen Park last weekend: You may recall that the Quad Cities River Bandits swept through the playoffs last year, knocking out the Clinton LumberKings, the Kane County Cougars and … Continue reading

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The secret identity of “Minor League Guy” revealed!

The photo seen above circulated the Internet yesterday after Fox Sports Midwest’s broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals game included the graphics team’s inability to recognize one of the team’s top minor-league stars. As a matter of fact, “Minor League … Continue reading

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Burlington Bees notes: Whitaker honored by Topps; Molitor to speak at winter banquet

Two Midwest League players, Burlington Bees first baseman Josh Whitaker and Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Rymer Liriano, were named to the Topps Class A All-Star Team. I’ve previously written about Liriano several times as he garnered awards including the Midwest League’s … Continue reading

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Joliet Slammers win Frontier League title

Another night, another championship celebration. After watching the Quad Cities River Bandits win the Midwest League championship Saturday night, I saw the Joliet Slammers beat the River City Rascals 6-5 to win the Frontier League championship Sunday night. I’m glad … Continue reading

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