Category Archives: Clinton LumberKings

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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Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits and LumberKings

This fifth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the two MWL teams located closest to each other, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Clinton LumberKings. (You can find links to the previous parts … 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

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Helena Brewers, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Pioneer League, Quad Cities River Bandits, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Steinmann replaces Prieto as LumberKings manager

Last week the Clinton LumberKings got a new hitting coach. This week they got a new manager. Nine days before the start of the season (April 3), the LumberKings learned former manager Scott Steinmann will serve a second stint as Clinton’s skipper. He replaces … Continue reading

Posted in Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Eastern League, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, New Britain Rock Cats, South Bend Silver Hawks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Former MWLers star in MLB season opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in MLB’s season opener in Australia, and several former Midwest League players performed well. Scott Van Slyke (2007-08 Great Lakes Loons) hit a 2-run homer and Andre Ethier (2003 Kane County … Continue reading

Posted in Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks | Leave a comment

Sons of Gretzky and Scioscia traded for each other

The son of Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia was traded for the son of hockey great Wayne Gretzky today. The Angels traded Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky. (Ironically, MiLB.com posted an interview with Gretzky today before … Continue reading

Posted in Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Former Rattler named hitting coach of LumberKings

The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that Brent Johnson will serve as hitting coach of the Clinton LumberKings this year. A domino effect within the Mariners organization resulted in Johnson’s promotion from advanced rookie league. From the LumberKings’ press release: A … Continue reading

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Mr. Shucks is ready for baseball!

I love this photo from the Twitter account of Mr. Shucks, the mascot of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Never mind the snow-covered field behind him — Mr. Shucks is ready for the Midwest League season to begin! The Kernels’ home … Continue reading

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