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Go Ryno!!!!

ryno.jpg Peoria’s Sandberg ejected from game

Ryne Sandberg may be well-suited for managing. He was ejected Monday night in the Class A Peoria Chiefs’ game in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The visiting Chiefs beat the host Fort Wayne Wizards, 10-4, but Sandberg wasn’t around to see the finale.

The trouble may have started Saturday. The Chiefs staff, which includes pitching coach David Rosario, apparently wasn’t happy with the calls by home plate umpire Bronson Martinez while Jose Ceda was pitching.

On Monday, Rosario felt Peoria starter Rafael Dolis was being squeezed, and voiced his opinion from the dugout in the bottom of the third inning. Martinez ejected Rosario while he was still in the dugout. Rosario then went onto the field to argue face-to-face with Martinez, and covered home plate with dirt.

After Rosario exited, Martinez approached Sandberg and the two exchanged a few words. Martinez quickly tossed Sandberg, the Hall of Famer’s first ejection as a manager.

In his playing career, which spanned from 1981-94, and again from 1996-97, Sandberg was ejected twice. This is his first season as a manager.

The Chiefs snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth against Fort Wayne starter Aaron Breit and reliever Wilton Lopez. Yusuf Carter led off with a solo homer that initially looked like a triple until the umpires got together and ruled the ball hit the netting for a homer. Jim Adduci singled and advanced to third on a one-out hit by Matt Camp. Dylan Johnston walked to load the bases, and Alfred Joseph hit a two-run single. Russ Canzler added a two-run double to go ahead, 6-1.

Dolis walked four and struck out five over 4 1/3 innings. Alex Maestri (2-0) picked up the win in relief, pitching 2 1/3 innings. He gave up one run on two hits


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The 100th Post!


The Bearded Bears are happy to have posted our 100th post today!  This is actually the 101st, but, hey, nobody really reads this thing anyway.

 Also, we’re on the verge of our 6000th hit or view, whatever you want to call it.  We’re at just over 5950, so we should be at 6000 by the end of the day.  I know that’s not a ton, but, what started out as a Bearded Bear prank, actually has gone a lot further than any of us have thought!  Better said, for what we talk about (absolutely nothing serious!), that’s not too shabby!  So nice work to the four of us who post! 

 Well, adios for now, and keep reading.  CHEERS!  GO CUBS and BEARS!

Also, Cheifs game tomorow night….if it’s not snowing!


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Clydesdales at Cheifs Opener, and Palm Trees


Baseball in Peoria! 

Well, the Chiefs are almost ready to begin their season.  I just picked up my handy-dandy Chiefs schedule at the Baskin Robins at Sheridan Village yesterday.   Too bad Samardzija won’t be pitching here this year, but, they still have Sandberg in the dugout.  Should be a fun season downtown.

Today I noticed two things coming up for the Chiefs.  Even though the Chiefs used to be affiliated with the Cards, we can still talk about them, since they are Cubs affiliates now…


The Clydesdale’s are coming to the home opener on April 13th.  I don’t mind that they are from St. Louis, so, I guess if you like horses, yee-haw!

Palm Trees

Uh-oh…  The Palm Trees they just planted at O’Brien, may have some trouble with the coming cold-snap this week.  The temperatures could hit the LOW 20’s this week and this isn’t good for the tree’s.

 Well, this Bearded Bear plans on attending the Chiefs home-opener.  The games are fun, but the Beer is WAY to expensive…

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