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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Baseball in Davenport, IA

Today I attended a baseball game in Davenport, IA.

Since the team changes its name often, based on its team affiliation, its official name appears to be the Midwest League Franchise in Davenport, IA.

Right now the team is called the "Swing of the Quad Cities" and is affiliated with the team with the dumbest name in sports, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The team has a lackluster history, with few star players in its history. In a history spanning around 45 years, 200 players have made it to the major leagues.

The team plays in the recently renovated John O'Donnell Stadium, which is a great place to see a ballgame. All of the seats seem good and it is a family-friendly atmosphere.

People get really into the game.

It's right by a bridge.

The game was tied -- dreadfully scoreless -- at the end of the ninth and it went into extra innings.

The Quad Cities would win in the 12th inning. Casey Rowlett hit his first home run of the year and the Swingers would win 2-0 against a hapless Cedar Rapids Kernals team. Game notes may be found here.

RELATED LINKS:

History of the Cedar Rapids Cardinals

Wikipedia on the Midwest League

Midwest League Homepage

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