Category Archives: Bowling Green Hot Rods

Lugnuts’ Graveman takes no-hitter into 9th

There were two great pitching performances in the Midwest League on Friday, and both came from hurlers plying their trade for Michigan-based teams. Lansing Lugnuts RHP Kendall Graveman took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Beloit Snappers, losing … 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

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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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Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Timber Rattlers, Cougars and TinCaps

This second installment of my multi-post series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Kane County Cougars and the Fort Wayne TinCaps. (The first installment, which you can read here, focuses on the Cedar Rapids … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Kernels, Whitecaps, Hot Rods and Bees

The 2014 Midwest League season gets under way Thursday, which means it’s time to take a look at some of the notable players assigned to MWL rosters this week. In this first installment of my multi-post preview, I’ll write about … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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29 days until the Midwest League season begins!

Now that less than a month is left before the start of the 2014 Midwest League season, many MWL teams are posting daily reminders counting down the days until their home openers. I really like this one that was posted by the Bowling Green … Continue reading

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Corbin & Cahill get starting assignments for Australia series

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced Monday (via Twitter!) that former Midwest League pitchers Patrick Corbin and Trevor Cahill will start the team’s season-opening games in Australia on March 22 and 23. Gibson’s counterpart, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, hasn’t revealed his … Continue reading

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