The visiting Omaha Royals defeated the RedHawks Sunday 9-1, and then defeated the RedHawks Monday 9-1. (The Royals had 15 hits on Sunday, 14 on Monday.) Were this not the end of the season, I’d be worried about a pattern developing.
As it is, the Birds did manage to clinch the PCL American South over the weekend and will be heading into the playoffs, the first two games of which are on the road.
Which is just as well if things like this are going on at home:
Just from that headline, you might think, “Holy flurking schnitt, the poor guy comes in to watch a ball game, and some fool opens fire on him.” Of course, what actually happened is that Mr Prior, fighting his way back to The Show, earned a look from the Rangers, who sent him to their top farm team. (The version in the actual newspaper, incidentally, says: “Prior gets another shot in OKC,” which seems a bit less likely to be misread; the Web site sort of explains this in a subhead.)
The Rangers, incidentally, will not be a factor around here next year; they’re shifting their Triple-A affiliation to Round Rock.