Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Ventura tosses 7 no-hit innings; Walker dominates spring training

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura looked ready for his Opening Day assignment as he pitched seven no-hit innings against the Seattle Mariners on Friday. Ventura walked two and struck out four in the Cactus League game. He is expected … Continue reading

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2014 Cougars get their MWL championship rings

Last night Carrie Muskat, Chicago Cubs beat writer for MLB.com, posted the following photo on her blog, Muskat Ramblings. Those are members of the 2014 Kane County Cougars showing off their newly received Midwest League championship rings. Although they are now … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle turns 36 today. The former Burlington Bees hurler is a workhorse, having pitched over 200 innings in each of the last 14 seasons. Buehrle’s 200-inning streak began in 2001, the year after he made … Continue reading

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Cougars release photo of new video board

The Kane County Cougars released this photo of their new video board today: The new board has a high-resolution video display measuring 20 feet by 60 feet, more than three times as large as the team’s previous video board. The new LED video … Continue reading

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More Midwest League menu additions for 2015

Continuing the theme of my last post (about new menu items unveiled by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) … The News-Herald recently ran an article about new food items at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, for 2015. It looks like the … Continue reading

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Dontrelle Willis retires again

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that LHP Dontrelle Willis is ending his latest comeback bid, opting to retire after a stiff neck prevented him from pitching in his first Spring Training game for the team last week. If that sounds … Continue reading

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On tap at KC: Cougars beer, replica rings, new videoboard

The Kane County Cougars recently announced that “Raging Cougar Ale,” a craft beer specially made for the team by Two Brothers Brewing Company, will be on tap at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark this year. In a press release from the … Continue reading

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