Fall news roundup: Champaign minor league update, Davis to the AFL and someone got hitched

Those in the Champaign-Urbana area may already be aware that Champaign Mayor Don Gerard has his heart set on bringing a minor league baseball team to town.  Last Tuesday’s city council meeting, a proposal was narrowly passed to use city resources to study possible stadium site locations.  I attended the meeting and you can be sure there was plenty of discussion on the matter.

I wrote a pretty extensive article on Smile Politely on the topic including some quotes from Tony Johnston who is heading up the exploratory committee.

In other news

5-2-07_002Congrats to former Illini catcher Lars Davis who was selected as one of two All-Stars for the Tulsa Drillers in the Texas League.  Davis is batting .280 with 7 HR and 40 rbis.  Not only that, he’s made only one error.

More good news for Lars… he’s been invited to the Arizona Fall League this season too.

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Speaking of good news, I want to send hearty congratulations to former Illinois pitcher John Anderson who just got married two weekends ago.  I want to wish him and Ashley the best of luck in the future.


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