Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category


The Arizona Fall League celebrates 25th anniversary

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year having been born in 1992. The league was the brainchild of 3-time MLB Executive of the Year, Roland Hemond, to be created as a place where organizations could get their top prospects experience against fellow top talent and also as a place where teams […]

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Loons capture the Midwest League Championship

After giving up 16 runs in the opener of the Midwest League Championship Series, the Great Lakes Loons suddenly found themselves on the brink of its first title in their 10-year history in Midland. The Loons were back at it again on Sunday afternoon in the hunt for that elusive championship title. They had taken […]

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Great Lakes Loons shut out Clinton LumberKings again Loons one win away from first-ever Midwest League Championship

The Great Lakes Loons on Saturday, for the first time in five games, were playing a playoff game in the friendly confines of Dow Diamond. They had a much needed day off on Friday after having played four games on the road, two against the West Michigan Whitecaps in Comstock Park and two against the […]

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Loons Saige Jenco fuels playoff run

The Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League for the first time in their 10-year history are in the championship round of the playoffs. The Loons run seemed unlikely even one month ago. However, they finished in a flurry winning 18 of their last 25 games and capturing the last wildcard berth in the Eastern […]

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Loons shut out LumberKings in Game-2 of Midwest Playoffs

In the past two days the Great Lakes Loons have actually lived a tale of two cities. On Tuesday evening they tallied five runs in the last three innings to defeat the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-2 and claim the Eastern Division Championship in the Midwest League. On Wednesday they scored five runs in the first […]

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Loons implode in Game-1 of Midwest League Division playoffs

The Great Lakes Loons are on the road again. Having eliminated the West Michigan Whitecaps – in an exciting third game of the series – to capture the Eastern Division Championship of the Midwest League, the Loons earned a berth in the league championship series. No sooner had they done so than they had to […]

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Loons advance to first-ever Midwest League Championship Series

The question of the day on Tuesday is how would the Loons respond following their loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Monday. After the third inning the Loons bats were absolutely silenced by the Whitecaps as West Michigan forced a third and deciding game. The winner of that game will advance to face the […]

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Great Lakes Loons playoff run stalls

The Great Lakes Loons most likely had a better night’s sleep Sunday night than they did on Saturday night. The Loons traveled all the way from Bowling Green, Kentucky after their Saturday game with the Hod Rods, arriving home in Midland, Michigan at 8:30 am. After a period of rest, they had to report to […]

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The Great Lakes Loons opened the Eastern Division Championship Series with a  4-1 win over the West Michigan West Michigan Whitecaps.
(Photo courtesy of Great Lakes Loons)

Loons take first game of Eastern Division Championship Series

The Great Lakes Loons earned a berth in the second round of the Eastern Division playoffs in the Midwest League with a tense 5-2 win over the ever dangerous Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday. The game may have marked the coming of age for the youthful Loons who rebounded from their loss on Friday […]

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Loons advance to Eastern Division Championship Series

The Great Lakes Loons entered their winner-take-all playoff game with the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday having experienced the best they had to offer and – well – the other side of the equation. On Thursday they had rolled over Bowling Green 15-1 but followed up that record breaking performance […]

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