Saturday, June 18, 2011

Content Is King

Things have been a little slow here, it's true, which is weird since we're in the heart of the season now. But there's much in the works. So while Rob is looking backward, here's a quick rundown of upcoming games and posts:

* A guest post from Our Man in Myrtle Beach on his night at the Pelicans and his week in white-trash purgatory
* A couple local games—on Sunday, Watson and I will be at the third Cubs / Yankees game, in which Derek Jeter will not get his 3,000 hit or miss yet another entirely fieldable grounder. Then, on Monday, Rob will catch the Brooklyn Cyclones and Aberdeen IronBirds, in which someone will do something.
* A weeklong sojourn in Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska, starting June 26, in which we'll see (home teams listed first):

  • Peoria Chiefs / Kane County Cougars
  • Clinton LumberKings / Beloit Snappers
  • Iowa Cubs / Albuquerque Isotopes and Omaha Storm Chasers / Memphis Redbirds (a two-city, two-state doubleheader)
  • Sioux City Explorers / Sioux Falls Pheasants
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Burlington Bees / Peoria Chiefs
  • Quad Cities River Bandits / Clinton LumberKings
  • Chicago Cubs / Chicago White Sox and Kane County Cougars / Quad Cities River Bandits (another doubleheader)
  • A possible bonus game in Beloit—Snappers / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

That will finish off the north-central U.S. for us, I think—at least among nonindependent teams. Places like Fargo, Sioux Falls, and Lincoln will have to wait for when we're cleaning up the last dregs in... um... 2025?


  1. hey guys,
    had drinks with tim and colleen a week ago in chicago and he told me about the site. get ahold of me and i'll hook you up in peoria with some good burgers and a nice beer list at my brother's bar. best- jeff

  2. Just an editorial footnote that the trip as described above is not exactly what happened, due to some shuffling and finagling in Omaha. We did make it to all these cities (except Sioux City), but not exactly in this order or against these opponents. See the subsequent posts for details.