Kansas City T-Bones Blog

Friday, May 02, 2003

The T-Bones roster page has been updated and now includes outfielders Chris Lepine, Rick Prieto, Brian Rooke, and Bao Vinh.

New construction photos from April 30th are up at www.tbonesbaseball.com.

Spirit Girls and Sizzle Tryouts
The Boneyard - May 1, 2003
"The [Spirit] Girls will be involved in numerous events throughout the season including a Junior Spirit Girls Camp to be held this summer. Headed by coach Suzanne Meiners, The Spirit Girls will be showcased at 10 home games throughout the season and are sure to add to your evening's enjoyment."

The Boneyard - May 1, 2003
"[Danny] Clinkscale is a reporter, and Sportscenter voice, on the highly-rated "Between the Lines" program, afternoons on Sportsradio 810. He handles various other duties on the station as well, including NCAA tournament coverage, the Kansas City Chiefs and college football programming. Clinkscale has extensive play-by-play experience at all levels, including eight years of calling minor-league games in the New York-Penn League, and nine Baseball Hall of Fame games in Cooperstown, New [York]. He has been the voice of Colgate University Hockey, Utica Devils (AHL) Hockey, among many others. He is currently the basketball voice of the UMKC Kangaroos."

"Clinkscale will handle play-by-play for the bulk of the T-Bones' schedule, and will be backed up by WHB's own Nick McCabe. A star-studded lineup of guest analysts will include former Royals Brian [McRae], Jeff Montgomery and Mike [MacFarlane] to add color analysis to many games."

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

KU Baseball Team To Host Dirty Al Gallagher Night At Hoglund Ballpark
KUAthletics.com - Apr 29, 2003
"The University of Kansas baseball team will welcome "Dirty" Al Gallagher to Hoglund Ballpark on May 2 when the Jayhawks host nationally-ranked Texas. Gallagher, the manager and Director of Baseball Operations for the newly formed Kansas City T-Bones baseball club, will attend KU's game against the Longhorns and throw out the ceremonial first pitch."

Monday, April 28, 2003

Valentine Radford wins T-Bones as client
Kansas City Business Journal - Apr 28, 2003

Valpo team faces another delay
The Times, Muncie, IN - Apr 22, 2003
Kenosha has a park and a new minor league team, the Frontier League's relocated Dubois County Dragons. But [independent baseball entrepreneur Steve] Spielman said the southern Wisconsin city remains an option for the Mid-States League. 'That's supposed to be a short-term deal, only a year or two,' Spielman said. 'Kenosha is actually trying to move to Mt. Clemens, Mich., or the Kansas City area.' "

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Royals' success doesn't diminish T-Bones' plans (subscription required)
Baseball America - April 24, 2003
"[T-Bones General Manager Adam] Ehlert said the rise in interest in the Royals is helping to energize baseball fans, who may also come to T-Bones games. 'We’re not competing with the Royals. We’re a vastly different product,' he said. 'Independent baseball is a different product at a different price point.'

Ticket sales have gone well enough that the T-Bones had to go back to their blueprints and add more premium seating behind home plate for season-ticket holders. After averaging around 1,200 fans a game in Duluth-Superior, the franchise had already topped 1,300 season tickets sold more than a month before Opening Day. The T-Bones plan to cap season tickets between 1,500 and 1,600 at the 4,500-seat Community America Ballpark."

T-Bones at home in new park
Bonner Springs Chieftain - Apr 23, 2003
"[T-Bones General Manager Adam] Ehlert said playoff baseball in Kansas City is as sure a bet as the seventh-inning tretch. '[Manager Al Gallagher] not only bought a house, he's a building a house in Piper Estates," Ehlert said. "That's unusual for a manager. He's been in baseball for 38 years and he's quick to point out that's 38 one-year contracts. He wouldn't have done that unless he thought we'd be successful.' "

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