Rough time at the Brick

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:

Mark Prior headline on NewsOK.com

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.







3 comments

  1. ak4mc »

    7 September 2010 · 12:20 pm

    At least he didn’t get shot in the fracas.

  2. Scott »

    8 September 2010 · 9:23 am

    Did they pull the trigger on the Round Rock move? I knew with Ryan owning the team now that it was a distinct possibility. It kind of makes sense in a TEXAS Rangers way to extend the brand in Texas and try to take market share from the hated NL Astros. I’d personally like to see them extend it into San Antonio, too. I can’t get very fired up for a hated NL Dodgers farm team at all.

    I hate to see them ditch OKC. I’ve seen several games there, and always liked the park and the people and the atmosphere. I’ll still go when I’m there because I love minor-league baseball, but it won’t have the same urgency.

  3. CGHill »

    8 September 2010 · 9:35 am

    I’d say it’s pretty much a done deal.

    A few other affiliations are up for grabs this time around, but I’m willing to bet that the ‘Hawks won’t be signing an affiliation agreement until they’re done with the PCL playoffs.

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