Archive for the 'Minors' Category

Road Trippin’

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

So, have I missed anything lately?
As the Cubs continue their amazing turnaround this season, I have been able to happily follow the action but I have been so busy with my new job that I have had little time and energy to comment on the goings-on. Another interesting thing that I have noticed is […]

Charging Ryno

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

At the end of a write-up about the Cubs actually practicing fundamentals for once, the Goatrider “Chaos” throws in a bit about how Ryno is laying down the law and getting tough from the start of his tenure as manager of the Peoria Chiefs, remarking “It would be like being savaged by a sheep”.
While it […]

HOF Manager

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

To manage at the major-league level would be one of my goals, so really when you look at it, I’m here for the same reason these young players are here — to get to the big leagues.
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AFL - Solar Sox 8-10

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

It’s tough to win both sides of a double header, especially when your starting pitcher gives up 7 runs in the second inning, two of which were unearned thanks to a fielding error. Mesa lost the back half of the twin bill tonight, 12-6. It wasn’t for a lack of trying by Cubs […]

AFL - Solar Sox 8-9

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox won the first game of a double header today against the Peoria Saguaros 7-5. The game was a make up of a rain out from last week and both games today are only 7 innings long.
Matt Murton hit 5th as the DH and went 0-3 with a walk, a strikeout, […]

AFL - Solar Sox 7-9

Monday, October 24th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox squeaked out a 6-5 win today against the Peoria Saguaros (which are those big-ass cactus you they have decorated the southwest with in lieu of actual trees).
LF Matt Murton moved back to the 5th spot today and went 1-3 with an RBI, a walk, and 2 strikeouts. He walked in […]

AFL - Solar Sox 6-9

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox lost another game yesterday, but at least this one wasn’t a blowout. Mesa hosted the best team so far this season in the AFL, the Phoenix Desert Dogs, and were threatening to pull out a win with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, but a double play […]

AFL - Solar Sox 6-8

Friday, October 21st, 2005

After getting trounced last night, the Mesa Solar Sox came back bigtime and worked over the Grand Canyon Rafters, 11-7 in front of 178 people.
LF Matt Murton again hit 5th and again went 1-4 but he made the most of his one hit. With 2 outs and 2 on in the top of the […]

AFL - Solar Sox 5-8

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I seem to write this every day now, but the Mesa Solar Sox took another pounding tonight. At least tonight, added a bit more drama to the proceedings, and waited to get blown out until the 10th inning. The Peoria Javelinas scored 6 runs in the top of the 10th to top Mesa […]

AFL - Solar Sox 5-7

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Another blow-out defeat for the Mesa Solar Sox today as they lost 9-3 to the Surprise Scorpions.
Angel Guzman started the game and didn’t pitch all that well but wasn’t terrible either. He only gave up 2 hits and 2 runs but walked four batters and only struck out one. Two of his walks […]