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Ferris wheel on tap in Quad Cities?

Davenport (Ia.) officials and the owners of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) are looking to add a Ferris wheel and carousel to Modern Woodmen Park, which would change the downtown skyline. We’re not talking about a London Eye kinda installation here, but something large enough to be seen from a […]

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In memoriam: Bob Feller

Bob Feller, the hard-throwing Cleveland Indian who went right from the Van Meter, Iowa farm to the bigs during his summer vacation following his junior year of high school, passed away today. He was 92. Feller joined the Indians in 1936 and instantly became one of the biggest draws in baseball, a hard-throwing kid whose […]

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Burlington squared: Oakland signs PDCs with Bees, Lake Monsters

The Oakland A’s joined forces with two of the three Burlington minor-league teams today, as the last teams left standing in low A — the Vermont Lake Monsters (short season A; NY-Penn League), playing out of Burlington, Vt., and the Burlington Bees (Low Class A; Midwest League), from Iowa — officially announced player-development deals. “We […]

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Quad Cities River Bandits

Modern Woodmen Park / Quad Cities River Bandits

This was already one of our favorite ballparks in the minors before it was dramatically revised in 2004. Basically, a classic 1930s-era was enhanced for the new millennium in dramatic fashion, with an iconic exterior retained and the best of modern facilities — club seating, suites, a wraparound concourse, integration with the waterfront, inserted. Since […]

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