Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

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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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: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … 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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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

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Catching up with more former Midwest League players

It’s back to blogging for me after a few days away from the Internet — a break that included getting my hair and beard shorn to raise funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a cause I’ve been involved with … Continue reading

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$22M renovation project proposed for Lansing ballpark

A $22 million proposal for major renovations to Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium calls for a near-complete overhaul of the 19-year-old ballpark that would include addition of a four-story apartment complex adjacent to the outfield. The cost of the project, which still needs the … Continue reading

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Kershaw tapped for Opening Day start in Australia

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Sunday that his two starting pitchers for the season-opening series in Australia will be left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu. That means the first game of the MLB season will feature two starting … Continue reading

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