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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Minor Tidings

- The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League have finally gotten a semblance of a Web site up and running. There is not much on the site or working there just yet, principally the team's schedule. The team has about 45 days to get everything else squared away before the home opener. Note to the Webmaster: Change the Can-Am League standings table illustrating the now departed "Aces" road team and insert the Worcester or Tornadoes name. If every team has a 0-0 record so far, I'm sure it will be OK. - The PawSox have started the season 0-4, with the first game a sacrificial loss in support of a rehab start for Curt Schilling (11 hits and 7 runs over six innings of work; Sox lost 7-6 to Indianapolis). The PSox make their home opener Friday night against Buffalo. - Better news at AA: The Portland Sea Dogs completed a season-opening four-game sweep over the Norwich Navigators on Sunday afternoon - 5,665 fans at Hadlock Field. This is the first 4-0 start to a season for the Dogs in the 12-year history of the franchise. - In Manchester, the Fisher Cats - 2004 Eastern League Champions - , opened their brand new ballpark on the banks of the Merrimack River with a sellout crowd of 7,605.
Free vasectomies on Father's Day? Leave it to Mike Veeck (yes, the son of) in an interesting interview with Inc magazine, on the circus and challenges of running a minor league franchise.
"How I Did It: Mike Veeck" is his new book.