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The Week That Was: July 6

The Dayton Dragons sale, remembering Lou Gehrig’s riveting “Luckiest Man” speech, and a tarp accident in Cedar Rapids were the top stories this week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Here are the top stories of this week, in order of popularity: Dayton Dragons sale announcedMLB to honor Lou Gehrig this weekendSeveral Kernels […]

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Several Kernels staffers injured in tarp accident

Several Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low Class A; Midwest League) staffers were injured yesterday when 80-mph winds blew a tarp they were attempting to place over the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Three staffers suffered concussions, while Assistant General Manager Scott Wilson dislocated his left shoulder. The injuries came yesterday afternoon in the ninth inning of […]

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Fort Wayne, San Diego extend PDC

The press release should be coming out shortly, but we’ve been told the San Diego Padres and the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) are extending their player-development contract (PDC). It’s been a good run for the two teams, especially this season, which saw the TinCaps set a record for attendance and hosting […]

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