Kansas City T-Bones Blog

Friday, April 18, 2003

"Performing and entertaining at Kansas City T-Bones baseball team home games, June-August. Tryouts, noon-4 p.m. April 19, main gymnasium of Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State. Must be 18 years of age by April 19. Call for tryout application and info packet. (816-472-0725)"

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

T-Bones add Major-League Pitcher to Roster
The Boneyard - Apr 16, 2003
The T-Bones have signed former San Diego Padre Wascar Serrano and expect him to be the opening day starter.

The Boneyard - Apr 16, 2003
"Tickets range from $9.50 for a Choice seat, $7.50 for a Select seat, and $4.50 for a ticket to the grass berm area and wide outfield grazing area. 25 Picnic tables that seat six are also available for a price of $36.00. The T-Bones will begin play at the newly-constructed CommunityAmerica Ballpark beginning June 6, 2003. The single-game tickets will go on sale on the 26th at the CommunityAmerica Credit Union branch at 13590 S. Black Bob Road, in Olathe, Kansas, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm."

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

9 ballplayers with Hawaii ties head to camp for May start
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI - Apr 14, 2003
"Brian Rooke, an outfielder from Hawaii-Hilo, signed with the Kansas City T-Bones, a new franchise in the Northern League, on Feb. 25. After being released by the Oakland Athletics early last year, he played for the Pensacola (Fla.) Pelicans in the first-year Southeastern League."

Monday, April 14, 2003

Sod Installation
Under Sizzle's watchful eye, the field is in place at CommunityAmerica Ballpark!

T-Bones Press Release - Apr 14, 2003
"This is the best sod I've ever seen," cheered [Head Groundskeeper Matt] Mattes, who had been the number two guy at Kauffman Stadium for several years. "I've learned a great deal in my years under Trevor Vance (head Royals Groundskeeper), and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to take ownership of a brand-new field like this." "I'm going to take care of every blade of grass in here as if it were my own child."

Northern League Transactions
4/14/2003 - Kansas City- Signed LHP Tony Bacci (LS-4), and RHP Wascar Serrano (LS-4).

Wascar Serrano is a former major leaguer, appearing in 20 games with the San Diego Padres in 2001. He was the Padres' starting pitcher when they were no-hit by the Florida Marlins' A.J. Burnett on May 12, 2001. Serrano was once a top prospect in the Padres' system, pitching in the 1999 Futures Game in Boston.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Jeffrey Flanagan
Kansas City Star - Apr 13, 2003
"A few years ago George Brett and his brothers bought half of TriDiamond Sports, a revolutionary baseball-bat maker based in Spokane, Wash., and renamed the operation Brett Bros. Bat Co. Unlike traditional bats milled from single pieces of wood, the Brett Bros. bats are composed of three strips of northern white ash. The strips are glued together to form a more sturdy stick said to be 20 percent stronger than the models used by major-leaguers. Now those Brett Bros. bats will be the official bats used by the T-Bones when they open play next month. The T-Bones recently ordered a season's worth of the bats."

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