Archive for Wednesday, July 19, 2006

All-Star Coverage

July 19, 2006

Look in next week's edition of The Mirror for complete coverage of the Northern League All-Star Game, which was played Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones.

When the Northern League schedule resumes play Thursday, Kansas City will try to snap a three-game losing streak.

Kansas City opened the second half of the season with a 3-0 record, but dropped three games to the Schaumburg (Ill.) Flyers during a weekend series at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

The T-Bones are 25-29 overall on the season, but more importantly, are 3-3 in the second half. In the Northern League, as is customary with many minor leagues, the season is divided into two halves, with team's being crowned as first- and second-half champions. Those teams then meet in the postseason playoffs.

In the first half, Kansas City finished third in the East Division. Schaumburg, meanwhile, won the first-half pennant.

At the All-Star break, Kansas City was two games behind division leader Gary, Ind., which was 5-1 heading into the break. Schaumburg stood in second at 4-2 and Joliet, Ill., was in last place in the East Division at 2-4.

In the West Division, Canadian squads Calgary and Winnipeg were tied for first with identical 4-2 records, while Edmonton, the league's third Canadian franchise, was third at 2-4. Fargo-Moorhead, N.D., is winless at 0-6.

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